Accession Number:

AD1034039

Title:

Needle Decompression of Tension Pneumothorax Tactical Combat Casualty Care Guideline Recommendations

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Defense Health Agency/Defense Health Board Falls Church United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-07-06

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The Defense Health Board DHB submitted a report to the Assistant Secretary of Defense Health Affairs ASDHA on October 11, 2011 recommending changes to the TCCC Guidelines pertaining to tension pneumothorax TP. The Board recommended that the Department of Defense DoD amend the TCCC Guidelines to include performing bilateral needle decompression ND at the second intercostal space ICS along the midclavicular line MCL for any casualty in cardiorespiratory arrest with known or suspected torso trauma.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE