Pediatric Emergency Research
Hurley Medical Center is highly involved in ongoing research in pediatric emergency medicine. For example, we are one of five participating sites in the Great Lakes Emergency Medical Services for Children Research Network. The Great Lakes network is one of four groups that together form the national Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).
PECARN is the first federally funded pediatric emergency medicine research network in the United States. PECARN conducts high-priority, multi-institutional research on the prevention and management of acute illnesses and injuries in children and youth of all ages. The overall goal of PECARN and the Great Lakes network is to enhance research in emergency medicine for children through the development and implementation of new studies and the dissemination of research findings.
Recent research studies in pediatric emergency medicine at Hurley Medical Center have included investigations into diagnostic methods, illness categorization, head trauma, spine injuries, disease patterns, effectiveness of certain medications, and more.