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The Burn Center accepts military and civilians
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Connect with the Army's Leader in Combat Casualty Care Research and Burn Care
The USAISR Burn Center provides specialty care for burn and burn-like injuries to both civilians from the state of Texas and US military beneficiaries from around the world. Verified by the American Burn Association and the only Department of Defense burn center, the USAISR leads the way in compassionate patient care, clinical research, and innovative therapies.
The primary mission of the USAISR is focused on optimizing care for combat injured patients. The USAISR offers multiple resources for those caring for combat casualties including clinical practice guidelines as well as reference and training materials.
The USAISR is the Department of Defense's primary laboratory for developing solutions to trauma and critical care challenges in combat wounded personnel. The Research Directorate partners with hundreds of academic, industry and allied nation military laboratories to perform basic, translational and clinical research to advance the care of the injured patient.

USAISR Physician Assists in Producing Life-Saving Infusion Tubing

Maj. (Dr.) Nicholas Studer
Wounded Warriors injured on the battlefield often require life-saving rapid infusions of blood products shortly after a serious injury. The standard intravenous tubing used for these infusions can constrict the flow of resuscitating fluids, lengthening the amount of time when time is of the essence. As an emergency medical services (EMS) physician, Maj. (Dr.) Nicholas Studer, also a combat casualty care scientist at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, understands the urgency of a rapid infusion for critically injured patients and wanted to do something about it.

Behavioral Health Specialist Beneficial for Some Burn Center Patients

Sgt. Ronald C. Smith
The multidisciplinary burn team at U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, cares for the sickest of the sick [high acuity] patients within the Department of Defense. And as the regional burn center in South Central Texas, they also care for high acuity civilian patients.

Delivering Blood to Point of Injury on the Battlefield

Adam Meledeo
Research scientists at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, know that blood loss, or hemorrhage, is the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield. To mitigate that problem, a team of scientists assigned to the ISR Blood and Shock Resuscitation Combat Casualty Care Research Team 1 (CRT1) are investigating a new method to get blood to combat wounded at the point of injury.
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Institute of Surgical Research
3698 Chambers Pass Suite B
JBSA Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234-7767
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