Chicago Electrical Trauma Research Institute
Mission and History
CETRI's mission is to promote recovery of individuals affected by electric injury while simultaneously advancing the research on electric shock. Its practitioners have been caring for electrical shock survivors for over 20 years and have reported many of the leading advances in the diagnosis and treatment of electrical injury.
CETRI was originally an Electrical Trauma Program which worked out of the University of Chicago. In 2009, CETRI separated from its University affiliates to become a stand-alone not-for-profit organization. Since that time, CETRI has served as a centralized administration to its many resources. CETRI is currently the only organization of its kind in the United States.
CETRI is a medical research facility that provides care to patients who have persistent neuromuscular problems after they have completed care in a medical facility. Patients seek CETRI for number of conditions related to electrical injury including, chronic pain, and traumatic neuropsychiatric and cognitive abnormalities as well as the more common PTSD. Many people also come to CETRI because of their specialization in occupational rehabilitation, stress, pain management, and cognitive impairment.
- Official website
- Researchers examine neuropathological mechanism mediating electrical injury
- Industrial Electrical Shock statistics
- First Aide for Electrical Shock Victims