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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.

CTS: Combatant Command Trauma System

JTS Posts Special Ukrainian Edition of Emergency War Surgery to Aid Ukrainian Warfighters

The Emergency War Surgery handbook features state-of-the-art principles and practices of forward trauma surgery as used by military physicians in far flung locations around the globe. Featuring nearly 200 illustrations demonstrating proper techniques, Emergency War Surgery is the most trusted and up-to-date manual offered by the Department of Defense for military medical personnel in the field.

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Read about the Future of the DoD Trauma Registry (DoDTR)

Check out the Latest Edition of the JTS Newsletter. Here's what you'll find:

  • JTS Speaks Out on Use of Single Surgeon Teams
  • How the DHA is Expanding the DoDTR
  • JTS Search and Rescue Report Outlines Performance Improvement Recommendations
  • Publications That Revolutionized Combat Casualty Care
  • Research and Studies Based on DoDTR Data

JTS Launches Registry to Track Military Working Dog (MWD) Casualty Care

JTS is set to launch the MWD Registry developed in collaboration with the DHA Veterinary Service's Animal Medicine to methodically track and capture canine patient information across all services to support DoD efforts to increase survival and decrease morbidity and mortality of MWDs.

JTS built the MWD Registry to ensure documenting and archiving of canine combat casualty epidemiology, treatment, and outcome at the direction of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, per DHA Procedural Instruction 6000.08, Implementation Guidance for the Utilization of DD Form 3073, Canine Tactical Combat Casualty Care (K9TCCC) Card, 08 Jun 2021.

The web-based registry provides Combatant Commands the vehicle to collect, store, and analyze battlefield casualty data, incorporating data through the entire continuum of care–from the point of injury through long-term rehabilitative care. The registry fills a void in veterinary services and provides data not always found in the MWD patient record.

JTS COVID-19 Registry Dashboard Provides DHA Quick, Easy Access to Pandemic Data

JTS has unveiled COVID-19 Registry Dashboards designed to give DHA leadership unique views into the COVID-19 population. The dashboard filters allow for detailed drill down of patient aspects. Filters include: specific military treatment facility; service; beneficiary category; inpatient; gender; body max index; recovered; burn pit registry patients; multiple inflammatory syndrome-children patients; monoclonal antibody patients; breakthrough cases; and persistent viremia.

The dashboards were developed by the JTS Epidemiologists/Statisticians team in collaboration with the JTS Data Release Branch. The COVID Dashboards can be found here.

Plans are underway to develop a similar dashboard for trauma care.

NEW – EMV+ Zoll 731 patient disconnect alarm prevents operation with NO break in circuit identified. Read about the implications and how to prevent malfunctions.

UPDATE – Read the new guidance for the use of radio frequency identification devices to prevent retained surgical item events.

The PI Corner features best practices, important safety notices, and mitigation strategies to ensure optimal care of wounded warriors.