Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care
The Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care (TECC) program at Sunnybrook integrates the activities of the trauma, critical care and emergency departments to provide seamless clinical care, innovative education and a top-tier research platform for studying acutely ill and injured patients. In combining these specialties, the TECC program builds upon a legacy of innovation and excellence. In 2008, the Board of Sunnybrook identified trauma as one of five strategic priorities, thereby recognizing the hospital’s international renown in this area and dedicating resources to its growth.
The TECC research program at Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is a multidisciplinary and multidepartmental collaboration made up of specialists from critical care medicine, nursing, orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, plastic surgery, pharmacy, anesthesia and epidemiology.
Researchers in the TECC research program at SRI are doing the following:
- developing and evaluating resuscitation strategies;
- conducting health services research;
- understanding and treating coagulation and inflammation in hemorrhagic shock;
- studying interprofessional education and simulation in emergency and critical care; and
- evaluating burn wounds and graft evaluation.
The focus of the TECC research program balances scientific rigour with everyday practicality. Our overarching aims are to improve survival and quality of life, and to deliver high-quality, evidence-based care. We engage clinicians and researchers at all levels to develop innovative approaches to care for the critically ill. Our research teams also collaborate with national and international experts to accelerate the translation of new discoveries and therapies into the clinic.