The Center for Combat Medicine and Battlefield (COMBAT) Research provides expert consultation to physicians, basic scientists, and academic and military leaders. The center guides, designs, and executes acute care research to fulfill the needs of the U.S. Military, including solutions in combat casualty care, critical and emergency care, surgical trauma, and acute mental health.
A major point of research intersection between COMBAT and Prehospital Care is tactical combat casualty care. This is the first initial life-saving intervention delivered at the point of injury on the battlefield. Many of these solutions translate to prehospital environments outside the military, such as tourniquets, blood products, and airway interventions.
COMBAT also collaborates with Prehospital Care and EMS through research on prolonged casualty care, psychological health, development of chemical countermeasures for combat medics and prehospital medics in arctic environments.