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Surgical Combat Casualty Care (SCCC)

Mission Statement

CoSCCC promotes optimal surgical care of combat casualties and recommends changes to DoD trauma care delivery related to surgical care and resuscitation through the Commander, Medical Research and Material Command; Director of Defense Health Agency; the Service Surgeons General; the Joint Staff; and the Combatant Commands.

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CoSCCC Addresses Rise of Single Surgeon Teams and the Need for Neurosurgeons in Theater

January 7, 2022

The Surgical Committee met in Nov 2021 for the first in-person gathering since the COVID pandemic. CDR Shane Jensen led the meeting as the newly appointed Chair for the Surgical Committee. RDML Hancock and BG Cox were the General Officers in attendance, and the committee was presented with the deployed surgeon accounts from the tragedy at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. The presentation was both emotional and notable.

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Defense Committees on Trauma Conducts Inaugural Tri-Committee Conference

February 24, 2021

This past fall, the Committee on Surgical Combat Casualty Care (CoSCCC) joined forces with the Committee on EnRoute Combat Casualty Care (CoERCCC) and the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) to host the first combined Defense Committee on Trauma (DCoT) conference after COVID-19 forced the committees to cancel the spring meetings.

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Last Modified Date: 01/07/2022