Transparency. Evidence. Communication.
(Article by Derek Sifford, Michael Lauria et al, authors of HURT Registry website/project)
“Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
– Henry Ford
The Hemostatic Utilization by Retrieval Teams Registry, or HURT Registry, is a web project founded with the sole purpose of advancing trauma resuscitation in the prehospital setting. Our aim is to dismantle the communication barriers between HEMS services and establish a central portal for which clinicians can interact, collaborate, and share data at the international level.
Three core elements rest at the foundation of the HURT Registry project. Defined simply, these are…
Easier said than done, right? To be transparent is to admit our flaws. It leaves us feeling vulnerable; open to persecution from the jury of our peers. But that’s half of the story. Where one of us is weak, another is strong. Banded together, we’re all strong. Admitting our weaknesses and sharing our strengths is the first step to a global improvement in HEMS trauma care.
It stands to reason that keeping up with the literature is daunting. PubMed has exploded to an index of over 24 million papers with no plans of slowing down. In fact, over the last few years, this growth could be measured in the area of 2000 individual citations per day. The point is: no one person can keep up with this. That’s where we come in. Our team tirelessly collects all the relevant evidence within the trauma milieu and sorts it by product, study design, and date for easy referencing.
Bringing cutting-edge medicine into the field is as much about the “how” as it is the “what”. Indeed, the logistics of making things happen is an art form all its own. Today’s most successful HEMS organizations resulted from the courage to innovate paired with the perseverance to overcome the inevitable failures along the way. However, to advance HEMS as an industry, it is important that we communicate our successes and failures openly with the HEMS community. HURT Registry serves as the intermediary between those who are looking to improve and those who have established success within the realm of hemostatic resuscitation.
So just how do we expect to make this happen, you ask? The answer is simple; we don’t. You, the HEMS clinician, are the vital ingredient that will allow this project to thrive.
Want to get involved?
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Help us add to the evidence
We’re constantly looking to improve our evidence repository. Do you know of any new, cutting edge articles or studies regarding hemostatic resuscitation? We want to hear about it! Email us firstname.lastname@example.org or hit us up on twitter at @HURT_Registry.
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The content and information contained on the HURT Registry website or communicated by the HURT Registry team is for educational purposes only. It is simply meant to share ideas, different practices, and academic literature. It is NOT medical advice that replaces or supersedes federal, state, or institutional medical guidelines or protocols.
Information provided to the HURT Registry, including contact information and clinical guidelines, is not shared without prior authorization by an individual program. While we promote transparency and communication, we respect the privacy and wishes of each of our contributors.