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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 provides the overarching organized and coordinated capability for injury prevention, care and rehabilitation in support of DoD trauma initiatives and activities. JTS performs these functions through Trauma Care Operations; the DoDTR; and PI and Education Divisions.

Version 2.0 of USCENTCOM COVID-19 Pandemic Playbook Now Available

USCENTCOM and JTS have published the USCENTCOM COVID-19 Pandemic Playbook aimed at healthcare and public health providers and staff in USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility. The playbook contains guidance and references generally available as of the issuance date and is meant to be a reference for pandemic response based upon the best information available at the time of publication. Users are encouraged to use the playbook as a tool to connect to best practice resources that will augment existing clinical and military expertise and local, Joint Task Force, Service Component, and USCENTCOM guidance.

New COVID-19 Registry to Drive Treatment Improvements

The JTS has officially launched the first COVID-19 registry to serve the Department of Defense (DoD) and Military Health System (MHS). Under DHA guidance, JTS built a COVID-19 registry to collect and aggregate pandemic response data in the Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) in enduring actionable information. JTS was a natural candidate for the job given its established reputation as the leader in trauma data collection, analysis and process improvement. MHS and JTS plan to analyze the data to determine the best responses to evolving public health and clinical care needs during the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on risk factors, practice patterns, safety and effectiveness of COVID-19-related treatments, and outcomes.

Working with infectious disease experts from Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU) and MTF care providers JTS identified relevant data points, generated requirements, developed and deployed the COVID-19 registry at an unprecedented speed. JTS designed the COVID-19 infectious disease registry as a module of the DoD Trauma Registry to collect data on all COVID-19 positive and suspected symptomatic cases evaluated by a medical provider whose disposition requires quarantine, isolation or admission to MTFs anywhere across the globe.

The COVID-19 registry is unique in that it establishes the first in-person encounter for the COVID-19 event and tracks the event until 30 days post final discharge (from MTF) after it has been determined that the patient has tested negative, or if the patient dies. Every medical encounter related to a patient's COVID-19 illness episode is captured both – inpatient and outpatient events. The registry also captures initial and ongoing assessment data, diagnostic testing/imaging, interventions and outcome data. Data collection criteria is founded on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's data collection form and the new COVID-19 History and Physical Form developed by JTS, U.S. Central Command and USU. Clinicians will use the JTS COVID-19 form to submit COVID data.

Performance Improvement Hot Topics
The JTS Performance Improvement (PI) team invites you to check out the new PI Corner, a site where trauma care providers can read the latest patient safety alerts, learn how to mitigate potential risks to patients, and adopt strategies to improve clinical outcomes. The PI team analyzes patient safety data to uncover unsafe conditions, potential failures, process weaknesses, and device defects. The PI Corner posts process improvements and mitigation strategies to tackle known problems that jeopardize the care of wounded warriors from point of injury to transport to stateside. You will find corrective action plans and best practices to prevent mishaps such as i-STAT analyzer lock-out or burns related to mishandling of Ready-Heat™ blankets.
COVID-19 Information for Clinical Providers

The JTS is working with Department of Defense (DoD) healthcare professionals on the COVID-19 front lines to keep you up to date on the latest developments regarding evaluation and treatment.

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DoD COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 Conference and Patient Case Discussions

The JTS has partnered with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and infectious disease experts to host weekly DoD COVID-19 Clinical Case Conferences to exchange information to optimize the Military Healthy System response to the COVID-19 pandemic and boost the survival and recovery of those effected by the virus. Discussions include lessons learned, treatments and patient cases. The conferences are part of the initiatives at JTS to capture, aggregate and analyze COVID-19 treatment and outcome data.

COVID-19 Conference Audio

NEW COVID-19 Clinical Practice Guideline for Austere Environments

This guideline is aimed at the provider operating in an austere, limited resource setting. Providers have varying levels of knowledge, training, and experience in basic critical care concepts. It is not intended to be all inclusive, but to spur further thinking and identify areas where resource limitations or known disease specific caveats change usual practice. The management strategy described is designed for a 24-hour hold of a single critically ill patient and is tailored to the equipment and medications typically available in austere operational settings (Role 1 and Expeditionary Role 2).

COVID-19 Conferences
COVID-19 Conferences

Stay in the know. Join the COVID-19 Conferences. Hear about the latest evaluation and treatment techniques, best practices, and lessons learned as physicians review clinical cases from the COVID frontlines. COVID-19 clinical providers are encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences.

DoD COVID-19 Conferences – Audio from past sessions

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