Tactical Combat Casualty Care Burn Management Guidelines
DEFENSE HEALTH BOARD FALLS CHURCH VA FALLS CHURCH United States
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The initial Tactical Combat Casualty Care TCCC guidelines were included in the fourth Edition of the American College of Surgeons ACS-sponsored Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support PHTLS Manual published in 1998. TCCC guidelines are periodically reviewed by subject matter experts to comply with the most current evidence-based practices. This memorandum outlines the newly endorsed TCCC Bum Treatment guidelines, and recommends that this curriculum be implemented in-theater, across all military Services. The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care CoTCCC, an expert advisory Subpanel to the Trauma and Injury Subcommittee of the DHB, performs a quarterly review of the TCCC Guidelines and recommends updates for these guidelines as needed. Based on recent studies conducted by the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research USAISR, a new chapter on the Management of Bum Injuries in TCCC will be included in the next edition of the PHTLS Manual.
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