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Reducing the severity of brain trauma following a car crash

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to look at new technologies to reduce severe brain injuries following motor vehicle accidents.

In a new report  titled, Recommendations from the Expert Panel: Advanced Automatic Collision Notification and Triage of the Injured Patient  the  CDC looks at inboard car computer programs that provide information following a car crash.
 
This report presents the findings of a national expert panel and outlines recommendations for the use of new technologies, such as Advanced Automatic Collision Notification (AACN) or vehicle telematics, to help identify the likelihood of severe injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), among individuals involved in a vehicle crash. 
 
The panel found that using available technology, such as AACN, shows promise in helping save lives through: 

  •  the potential to predict the severity of injuries of vehicle crash victims, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI),  which can help emergency care providers more quickly identify, diagnose, transport, and treat injuries; and  
  • Use of rapid communication and vehicle locating capabilities, which can help decrease response time by emergency medical services (EMS) providers.

    Read the full advanced automatic collision notification report now.

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