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About the International Trauma Systems Development Program (ITSDP)

The main focus of ITSDP is the enhancement and development of international systems for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of trauma. Our ultimate goal is the provision of total care to injured persons in developing nations through the creation of flexible trauma systems based on existing resources and variable injury patterns.

ITSDP primarily operates through collaborative projects with local health ministries and existing medical and public health institutions. We promote the development of infrastructure supporting various interdependent stages of the trauma system - from injury prevention to critical care management.

ITSDP is the international component of the VCU Division of Trauma & Critical Care. It is a joint effort between the Division’s Injury Prevention Program, the Center for Trauma and Critical Care Education, and the Computing Support & Information Services (CSIS) of the VCU Department of Surgery.

ITSDP is also a component of the Virginia Commonwealth University Reanimation Engineering Shock Center (VCURES). VCURES is a multidisciplinary center of excellence involving 8 colleges, 30 departments, and more than 50 investigators. It is a collaborative effort among clinicians, basic scientists, and engineers of diverse backgrounds at VCU's medical and academic campuses to improve the survival from the disease state called shock. This includes prevention, pathophysiologic basis, diagnosis, and treatment.



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