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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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CTS Operations

As the DoD Center of Excellence for MHS trauma care delivery, JTS directly assists each Combatant Command in trauma system planning, treatment, management, and improvement of casualty outcomes to include battle injuries, disease non-battle injuries and all-hazard settings through evidence-driven performance improvement.

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Learn about Long-haul COVID-19

COVID-19 experts and physicians reveal the symptoms and patterns of long-haul COVID-19 in the JTS collection of long-haul COVID conference presentations. Presenters share their experiences and knowledge of this emerging phenomena.

Read about the trends uncovered in the analysis of long-haul symptoms, diagnoses and treatments. There is also an overview of research based on DoD/JTS COVID-19 registry data.

Long-haul COVID-19 symptoms persistent for at least four to eight weeks after the initial infection with COVID-19. It is the continuation of symptoms like shortness of breath, or fatigue, or it can be new symptoms where a patient feels like they're recovering and then a month after being infected, they experience worsening chest discomfort and difficulty thinking. Long-haul symptoms are reported to impact pulmonary, cardiac and neurological systems.

Check out the Long-haul COVID-19 presentation to learn more.

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.

USCENTCOM COVID-19 Pandemic Playbook

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 is a reference for pandemic response based upon the best information available at the time of publication.

Stop RSI Events with Radio Frequency Identification Technology

Retained Surgical Item (RSI) events put patients at risk. Find out how to ensure RSI is a "never event."

Check out the latest Hot Topic on the JTS PI Corner. The PI Corner features best practices, important safety notices, and mitigation strategies to ensure optimal care of wounded warriors.