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Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are the backbone of the JTS Performance Improvement program for combatant command trauma systems. The JTS remains committed to using the highest levels of analytical and statistical analysis in its CPG development process. The CPGs are compiled from DoD Trauma Registry data, health data abstracted from patient records and after action reports. The data are analyzed and distilled into guidelines to remove medical practice variations and save lives. The CPGs are used by military and civilian healthcare providers worldwide and are largely responsible for decreasing case fatality rates.

CPGs are evidence-based and developed with subject matter experts in the military and civilian communities, deployed clinicians, trauma care physicians, surgical consultants, and JTS leaders. The JTS CPG standards and recommendations have found their way into the civilian medical communities. CPGs are freely available for download.

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Corresponding training presentations to JTS CPGs can be found on the CPG Training Presentations page.

CPG Index file   |  Complete Zip of Current JTS CPGs

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Airway Management, Traumatic Injuries Airway Management of Traumatic Injuries, 17 Jul 2017
Amputation Amputation: Evaluation and Treatment, 01 Jul 2016
Blast Injury, Dismounted Complex Blast High Bilateral Amputations and Dismounted Complex Blast Injury, 01 Aug 2016
Blood, Whole Blood Transfusion Whole Blood Transfusion, 15 May 2018
Brain Injury-Mild
Brain Injury – Severe, Acute Neurosurgery and Severe Head Injury, 02 Mar 2017
Brain Injury, Catastrophic, Non-Survivable Catastrophic Non-Survivable Brain Injury, 27 Feb 2017
Burns Burn Care, 11 May 2016
Compartment Syndrome-Extremity Fasciotomy Acute Extremity Compartment Syndrome (CS) and the Role of Fasciotomy in Extremity War Wounds, 25 Jul 2016
Cranial Procedures by Non-Neurosurgeons Emergency Life-Saving Cranial Procedures by Non-Neurosurgeons in Deployed Setting, 23 Apr 2018
DCR: Damage Control Resuscitation Damage Control Resuscitation, 12 Jul 2019
Documentation Documentation Requirements for Combat Casualty Care, 18 Sep 2020
Fracture, Pelvic Pelvic Fracture Care, 15 Mar 2017
Fractures, Extremity Orthopaedic Trauma: Extremity Fractures, 26 Feb 2020
GU: Genitourinary Injury Genitourinary (GU) Injury Trauma Management, 06 Mar 2019
Imaging Trauma Patients Radiology: Imaging Trauma Patients in a Deployed Setting, 13 May 2017
Infection Prevention, Control Infection Prevention in Combat-Related Injuries, 27 Jan 2021
Ocular Trauma Eye Trauma: Initial Care, 01 Jun 2021
REBOA: Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion in the Aorta Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) for Hemorrhagic Shock, 31 Mar 2020
Respiratory Failure Acute Respiratory Failure, 23 Jan 2017
Spine Injury Cervical and Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Evaluation, Transport and Surgery in the Deployed Setting, 19 Jun 2020
Splenectomy, Vaccination Blunt Abdominal Trauma, Splenectomy, and Post-Splenectomy Vaccination, 13 May 2020
Surgery, General Emergency Emergency General Surgery in Deployed Locations, 01 Aug 2018
Surgical Care, Austere Austere Resuscitative Surgical Care, 30 Oct 2019
Thoracic Injury Wartime Thoracic Injury, 26 Dec 2018
Thoracotomy, Emergent Resuscitative Emergent Resuscitative Thoracotomy (ERT), 18 Jul 2018
UXO: Unexploded Ordnance Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Management, 14 Mar 2017
Vascular Injury Vascular Injury, 12 Aug 2016
Wound, Fungal Infection, Invasive Invasive Fungal Infection in War Wounds, 04 Aug 2016
Wounds: War Wounds, Debridement, Irrigation War Wounds: Debridement and Irrigation, 27 Sep 2021

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Last Modified Date: 11/02/2022