Helicopter EMS Study
Helicopter EMS (HEMS) is considered the most advanced prehospital medical care, and relied upon for the evacuation of the critically-injured officer. This study evaluates national trends regarding law enforcement medevac by HEMS, including whether accompanying officers can fly armed, and whether co-transport of suspect and officer may occur.
This study is now complete and in manuscript preparation.
Face/Neck Trauma Study
In follow-up to the LEOKA studies available on this website and the Chest Trauma Study, we are in the process of collecting data on officers killed in the line of duty who died from penetrating face or neck trauma. Our hope is to determine the cause of death to a greater degree than reported in LEOKA, and then to determine what interventions might prevent future deaths. Stay tuned!
Hemorrhage Control in Law Enforcement
The leading cause of preventable death in combat is isolated extremity hemorrhage, accounting for 60% of all preventable deaths. This data has driven the emphasis on bleeding control as the primary tactical medical skill, especially during periods of active threat.
Much less is known about the usefulness of this approach in the civilian law enforcement setting. The purpose of the current study is to better understand the methods of bleeding control used in civilian law enforcement. As with previous VALOR Project studies, we hope to empower officers and save officer lives through research.
The survey launches early April!
Point of Wounding Video Study