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Critical Care Medicine Research

Research ia an important mission of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division at Baystate Medical Center. Critical Care Research actively participates in multiple clinical trials including the study of ARDS (The PETAL Network), sepsis and delirium. Multiple investigators receive NIH support to conduct research at Baystate.

The Critical Care faculty are active clinical researchers with recent published research in outcome assessment, severity scoring, novel therapeutics for shock and ARDS, value-based care, cost analysis, ethics, sedatives and neuromuscular blocking agents.

The goals for Critical Care Fellows participating in research in the Critical Care Division at Baystate Medical Center including developing an understanding of how research ideas evolve, the nuances of study design, the importance of developing an informed consent form and subsequently obtaining informed consent, implementing a research protocol and carrying out the research project in a way that is scientifically rigorous as well as compassionate and humanistic