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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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JTS 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.

Knowledge is Power

Tune into the JTS Combat Casualty Care Conference every Thursday and learn lifesaving trauma care guidance and techniques. Upcoming topics are featured in the flyer(s).

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Feb 15 CCCC OcularTraumaPresentation

Updated Hypothermia Clinical Practice Guide Expands Treatment Options from Prehospital to Role 3
JTS has released the new Hypothermia Prevention and Treatment Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG). The authors expanded the CPG's content to cover hypothermia resulting from burns and cerebrospinal injuries. Updates include tactical combat casualty care guidelines for hypothermia, prolonged casualty care techniques, and a list of active and passive external rewarming options for field use. The CPG also features an overview of the Hypothermia Prevention and Management Kit and Heat Reflective Shell.

JTS Summit Tackles Challenges Facing Combatant Commands

The JTS Committee of Surgical Combat Casualty Care hosted the first summit to address the needs of Trauma Medical Directors and Trauma Program Managers stateside and abroad. This conference was geared at linking the roles of trauma leaders in the Military Health System to support the readiness mission and its translation into a functioning deployed trauma system in the operational (forward) realm.

Goals:

  • Understand the problem
  • Establish a community of military and civilian surgeons who understand the problem
  • Build a framework for trauma systems capability in CONUS MTFs and Combatant Commands (CCMDs)
  • Define components necessary to maintain trauma system expertise in the Military Health System
  • Define resources, personnel, leadership, and strategy needed to deliver high quality trauma care in the CCMD Trauma Systems and the MTFs.
Emergency War Surgery
Course Lectures

Check out the Emergency War Surgery Course lectures, the presentations based off the evidence-based JTS clinical practice guidelines.


The most important aspect of evaluation and treatment of war wounds is a high index of suspicion for fungal infection, with the early recognition of unhealthy or suspicious wounds followed by early, aggressive, and repetitive surgical debridement of all devitalized tissue and organic material. The updated CPG provides guidance on the recognition and comprehensive management of invasive fungal infection in war wounds. See the infographic for a list of updates to the CPG. Read the full CPG here.

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The CoSCCC statement informs the Joint Force on the best practices for care of combat casualties with traumatic brain injury and the deployment of neurosurgical capabilities during combat operations.

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