Trauma and Emergency Care Research


With two emergency rooms, two urgent care facilities and level I and level II trauma centers, Scripps Health is committed to providing excellent emergency care.

Our trauma and emergency care research, conducted at Scripps Mercy Hospital , works to improve efforts to evaluate, resuscitate and manage critically injured patients. The center studies data from Scripps trauma cases and collaborates in national, multi-center studies.

Recent trauma research has studied:

  • Advanced radiologic imaging for central nervous system trauma
  • Bringing lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan to civilian trauma centers
  • Improving traumatic brain injury care
  • Chest injury management
  • The relationship between alcohol and drug abuse and traumatic injuries
  • Treating blocked airways

In addition, Scripps Mercy is a major part of multi-center studies to:

  • Contribute to the National Trauma Data Bank, a national resource for research
  • Study the impact of vehicle crash dynamics on occupant injuries
  • Test blood substitutes and hypertonic saline for critically injured patients

For more information about current trauma and emergency care research at Scripps, visit the active studies page.