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JTS Mission

The mission of the Joint Trauma System (JTS) is to improve trauma readiness and outcomes through evidence-driven performance improvement. The JTS vision is that every Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine injured on the battlefield or in any theater of operations will be provided with the optimum chance for survival and maximum potential for functional recovery.

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Performance Improvement

JTS supports US military performance improvement (PI) initiatives and activities by identifying, tracking and making recommendations on efforts to ensure the appropriate evaluation and treatment of injured Service members across the continuum of care, improve medic training and ensure medical readiness.

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Trauma Registry

The DoDTR is the first and only DoD trauma patient registry to collect combat casualty care epidemiology, treatments and outcomes from point of injury to recovery. The DoDTR contains identified information taken from medical records, expert clinical inference, scoring and coding schematics, probability determination and PI data.

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CTS Operations

As the DoD Center of Excellence for MHS trauma care delivery, JTS directly assists each Combatant Command in trauma system planning, treatment, management, and improvement of casualty outcomes to include battle injuries, disease non-battle injuries and all-hazard settings through evidence-driven performance improvement.

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COL Gurney Takes Reins of the Joint Trauma System

JTS is proud to introduce COL Jennifer Gurney as the new JTS Chief. COL Gurney has worked with JTS since 2012 in one capacity or another. She has dedicated her career to improving care of the combat casualty, making her an ideal candidate to lead JTS.

COL Gurney helped run the world-renowned Burn Care Unit as the Deputy Director, where she is the go-to expert for Burn Care and a teacher to residents. She provides strategic guidance to the JTS trauma care delivery team as Chief of Trauma Systems Development. She chaired the JTS Defense Committees of Trauma, leading over 150 subject matter experts in prehospital, surgical, and en route care in a multidisciplinary and tri-service collaboration to guide DoD trauma care. Her leadership supported the development of consensus clinical practice recommendations that have been adopted by international partners as best practice in military and civilian trauma care. As Chair, she codified the charter and established the Advanced Resuscitative Care working group responsible for developing lifesaving resuscitation guidelines and best practices.

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Check out the latest JTS Newsletter.

Learn about:

  • How JTS is improving access to walking blood banks
  • New registry to capture Havana Syndrome data
  • New Joint Knowledge, Skills and Abilities team


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New Branch Bolsters Readiness by Leveraging Joint Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (JKSA)

JTS announced the new JKSA Branch which will help raise medical readiness and improve the services of the military medical treatment facilities (MTFs) as well as bolster the capabilities of Combatant Command trauma systems. The JKSA program will optimize the MTFs' practices by identifying medical personnel's KSAs, pinpointing gaps in skill sustainment, influencing readiness-training requirements, and providing immediate solutions through military civilian partnerships. Learn more here.



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