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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.

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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JTS Launches New Trauma Care Resources Website

Trauma care clinicians and medics can now find guidance on a single portal on the JTS website. The purpose of the JTS Resources section is to provide informational and educational resources which focus on combat casualty care and general trauma care. The new section features lessons learned reports, readiness training venues, clinical tutorials, and continuing education courses. Clinicians in the field can even find telemedicine assistance. The inclusion of selected resources does not necessarily signify endorsement by the JTS or the DHA.

U.S. Army Releases 2020 Version of Critical Care Flight Paramedic Standard Medical Operating Guidelines (SMOG)

The 2020 SMOG publication is available for viewing and download on the JTS Clinical Practice Guideline website. The medical guidelines are intended to guide Critical Care Flight Paramedics (CCFPs) and prehospital professionals in the response and management of emergencies and the care and treatment of patients in both garrison and combat theater environments. This manual also serves as a reference for physicians providing medical direction and clinical oversight to CCFPs. The SMOG is a collaboration of Emergency Medicine professionals, experienced Flight Medics, Aeromedical Physician Assistants, Critical Care Nurses, and Flight Surgeons. This group works closely with the Joint Trauma System (JTS) and the JTS Defense Committees on Trauma to develop these guidelines. The goal of the SMOG project is to ensure the highest quality en route care possible and to standardize care across all evacuation and emergency medical pre-hospital units.

JTS Recognized for Advancing Military Medicine
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) for the Advancement of Military Medicine selected the Joint Trauma System (JTS) to receive the 2020 Hero of Military Medicine (HMM) Ambassador Award. The HMM Award recognizes outstanding contributions by senior leaders, medical professionals, and civilians who have distinguished themselves through excellence and dedication to advancing military medicine and enhancing the lives and health of our Nation's wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans and their Families. The JTS mission to improve trauma readiness and outcomes through evidence-driven performance improvement processes aligns perfectly with the HJF mission to advance military medicine. Additionally, the vision of the JTS embodies the true spirit of collaboration, which is a pillar of the Ambassador award.