C-TECC was founded to address a glaring operational gap that exists nationwide concerning the rescue and phased treatment guidelines during high risk operations. As part of this process, we identified several areas of patient care that still need significant research conducted before definitive guidelines can be made. This list is not all inclusive and will remain an active document as research is completed and new areas lacking data are identified. Until data can be developed, existing standards and recommendations shall remain unchanged. The identified areas of research serves as a call to our scientific and academic communities to focus funding and efforts to provide solid data on which to build the TECC Guidelines.

C-TECC will not offer specific product endorsements, but strongly encourages individual agency heads and medical directors to investigate which products best meet their needs using data accumulated by C-TECC.

Areas for research:

  • Pediatric tourniquet use
  • Prehospital TXA use
  • Resuscitation guidelines for pediatrics
  • Hemorrhage control in anti-coagulated patients (coumadin/plavix/etc)
  • Methods of evacuation and effect on survival
  • Physiologic monitoring of casualties in mass casualty
  • Effect of obesity on TECC equipment and Guidelines
  • Complications from needle decompression
  • Wounding patterns from active shooter
  • Effect of TBI management on hypotensive resuscitation
  • TEMS utilization nationally
  • First Responder deaths and injuries during high risk operations
  • Extremes of age and needle decompression