A prehospital trauma registry for tactical combat casualty care

US Army Med Dep J. 2011 Apr-Jun;15-7.


Many combat-related deaths occur in the prehospital environment before the casualty reaches a medical treatment facility. The tenets of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) were published in 1996 and integrated throughout the 75th Ranger Regiment in 1999. In order to validate and refine TCCC protocols and procedures, a prehospital trauma registry was developed and maintained. The application of TCCC, in conjunction with validation and refinement of TCCC through feedback from a prehospital trauma registry, has translated to an increase in survivability on the battlefield.

MeSH terms

  • Emergency Medical Services / methods*
  • Emergency Medical Services / standards*
  • Humans
  • Military Medicine / education
  • Military Medicine / methods*
  • Military Medicine / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards
  • Registries
  • United States
  • Warfare
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*