Archive for April, 2010

NTI Joins List of Non-Profits Approved for State Employee Campaign

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The National Trauma Institute is now listed among the hundreds of organizations included in the 2010 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) Application. Conducted at state agencies and universities each fall, the SECC encourages state employees to donate to the non-profit organizations of their choice through one-time gifts or payroll deductions. Each non-profit listed within the application has met stringent legal requirements and ethical standards.

The SECC, begun in 1993, has been an enormous success, a testament to the generosity of Texas’ state employees. Last year, the campaign raised more than $10 million for organizations ranging from small, local charities to well-known national and international groups. NTI is proud to be part of the campaign!

The 2010 SECC occurs from September 1 through October 31, 2010.

U.S. Army Reports on NTI’s ICU Data Registry Project

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

The National Trauma Institute’s ICU Data Registry Project is the subject of a U.S. Army news story, published March 29.

The project, expected to go live this month, will enable care providers to enter 300 medical data points on ICU patients into a database that will be accessible by doctors and researchers. The pilot project will first connect University Hospital and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. “The military already electronically compiles combat trauma data in the Joint Theater Trauma Registry, headquartered at the USAISR at Fort Sam Houston,” the story reports. “Researchers use this medical data from combat support hospitals to identify ways to improve protective equipment and battlefield care to save more lives.”

Once fully tested and proven during the pilot stage, the ICU Data Registry will be fully integrated into the Joint Theater Trauma Registry. The hoped for outcome is improved pre-hospital care.