Accession Number:

AD1034174

Title:

Tactical Combat Casualty Care and Minimizing Preventable Fatalities in Combat

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Defense Health Agency/Defense Health Board Falls Church United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-08-06

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

TCCC trauma management guidelines are used widely throughout the Department of Defense DoD and many allied nations. On 4 March 2009, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs recommended these guidelines to the Military Services as the basis for training their combat medical personnel to management trauma in the tactical pre-hospital setting. This action was taken as a result of the multiple published reports of the success of TCCC in saving lives on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE