Prehospital advances in the management of severe penetrating trauma.

Robert Mabry, John G. McManus

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Historic advances in combat prehospital care have been made in the last decade. Unlike other areas of critical care, most of these innovations are not the result of significant improvements in technology, but by conceptual changes in how care is delivered in a tactical setting. The new concept of Tactical Combat Casualty Care has revolutionized the management of combat casualties in the prehospital tactical setting. DISCUSSION: The Tactical Combat Casualty Care concept recognizes the unique epidemiologic and tactical considerations of combat care and that simply extrapolating civilian care concepts to the battlefield are insufficient. SUMMARY: This article examines the most recent and salient advances that have occurred in battlefield prehospital care driven by our ongoing combat experience in the Iraq and Afghanistan and the evolution around the Tactical Combat Casualty Care concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCritical Care Medicine
Volume36
Issue number7 Suppl
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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