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Level I trauma experience prepares surgeons for battle

Thursday, July 2, 2015  
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Soldiers injured during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have the highest survival rates in history, thanks to the availability of surgeons skilled in combat care. But combat-ready surgical skills are hard to sustain off the battlefield.  New research published in the June issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery by Galante and Col. Rachel Hight, a with UC Davis and the U.S. Air Force, suggests that training collaborations between civilian level I  and military surgical centers can help military surgeons keep up their skills in times of peace. Trauma centers like the one at UC Davis that are verified by the American College of Surgeons as level 1—the highest in terms of resources and patient volume—provide the experience necessary to quickly transition to a combat environment, according to the researchers' results and their own experiences in Afghanistan in 2010.  Click here to read more.....

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