Accession Number : AD1029081

Title :   Prehospital Use of Ketamine in Battlefield Analgesia

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Defense Health Agency/Defense Health Board Falls Church United States

Personal Author(s) : Dickey,Nancy ; Jenkins,Donald ; Butler,Frank K

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Report Date : 08 Mar 2012

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Guidelines are a set of trauma care guidelines customized for use in the pre-hospital combat setting. The Guidelines identify three stages of care: (1) care under fire; (2) tactical field care; and (3) tactical evacuation care ((TACEVAC). TCCC is currently used in training for medics by all Services in the Department of Defense (DoD) and by many U.S. coalition partners. The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC), a work group of the Defense Health Board (DHB) Trauma and Injury Subcommittee, performs a quarterly review of current evidence demonstrating the successes and shortcomings of the TCCC Guidelines, and considers proposed updates and revisions.

Descriptors :   health services , combat casualty care , combat injuries , wounds and injuries , military medicine , guidelines , casualties , pain management

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE