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Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are the backbone of the JTS Performance Improvement program for combatant command trauma systems. The JTS remains committed to using the highest levels of analytical and statistical analysis in its CPG development process. The CPGs are compiled from DoD Trauma Registry data, health data abstracted from patient records and after action reports. The data are analyzed and distilled into guidelines to remove medical practice variations and save lives. The CPGs are used by military and civilian healthcare providers worldwide and are largely responsible for decreasing case fatality rates.

CPGs are evidence-based and developed with subject matter experts in the military and civilian communities, deployed clinicians, trauma care physicians, surgical consultants, and JTS leaders. The JTS CPG standards and recommendations have found their way into the civilian medical communities. CPGs are freely available for download.

Send suggestions for CPGs and differing viewpoint(s) to: DHA.JBSA.j-3.List.JTS-PIPS@mail.mil.

Corresponding training presentations to JTS CPGs can be on the CPG Training Presentations page.

Note: Click on the header titles below to expand or collapse an accordion panel.

  1. Airway Management 17 Jul 2017
  2. Amputation Evaluation Treatment 01 Jul 2016
  3. Anesthesia for Trauma Patients 23 Jun 2016
  4. Aural Blast Injury Acoustic Trauma 27 Jul 2018
  5. Bites Stings Envenomation 30 Mar 2018
  6. Blunt Abdominal Trauma Splenectomy Post-splenectomy Vaccination 13 May 2020
  7. Burn Care 11 May 2016
  8. CPG Development Process 01 Dec 2017
  9. Catastrophic Non-Survivable Brain Injury 27 Jan 2017
  10. Chemical Biological, Radiological Nuclear Injury Part1 Initial Response 01 May 2018
  11. Chemical Biological, Radiological Nuclear Injury Response Part 2 Medical Management 23 Jan 2019
  12. Cranial Procedures by Non-Neurosurgeons Deployed Setting 23 Apr 2018
  13. Damage Control Resuscitation 12 Jul 2019
  14. Deep Venous Thrombosis Inferior Vena Cava Filter 02 Aug 2016
  15. Dismounted Complex Blast Injury 01 Aug 2016
  16. Documentation CENTCOM AOR 5 Jun 2012
  17. Drowning Management 27 Oct 2017
  18. Emergency General Surgery 01 Aug 2018
  19. Emergent Resuscitative Thoracotomy ERT 18 Jul 2018
  20. Extremity Compartment Syndrome-Fasciotomy Extremity War Wounds 25 Jul 2016
  21. Eye Trauma Initial Care 10 Aug 2020
  22. Frostbite Immersion Foot Care 26 Jan 2017 ID 59
  23. Frozen Deglycerolized Red-Blood Cells 11 Jul 2016
  24. Genitourinary (GU) Injury Trauma Management 06 Mar 2019
  25. Hyperkalemia Dialysis 24 Jan 2017
  26. Hypothermia Prevention Monitoring Management 20 Sep 2012
  27. Imaging Trauma Patients Deployed Setting 13 Mar 2017
  28. Infection Prevention 08 Aug 2016
  29. Inhalation Injury Toxic Industrial Chemical Exposure 26 Jul 2016
  30. Invasive Fungal Infection 04 Aug 2016
  31. Nutrition Using Enteral Parenteral Methods 04 Aug 2016
  32. Ocular Evaluation Disposition After Laser Exposure 14 Feb 2020
  33. Orthopaedic Trauma Extremity Fractures 26 Feb 2020
  34. Pain Anxiety Delirium 13 Mar 2017
  35. Pelvic Fracture Care 15 Mar 2017
  36. REBOA Hemorrhagic Shock 31 Mar 2020
  37. Respiratory Failure 23 Jan 2017
  38. Snake Envenomation Management 30 Jun 2020
  39. Spinal Injury Cervical and Thoracolumbar 19 Jun 2020
  40. Thoracic Injury 26 Dec 2018
  41. Transport of Patients in Theater 24 Apr 2018
  42. Traumatic Brain Injury Severe Head Injury 02 Mar 2017
  43. Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Management 14 Mar 2017
  44. Vascular Injury 12 Aug 2016
  45. Ventilator Associated Pneumonia 07 May 2020
  46. Whole Blood Transfusion 15 May 2018
  47. Wounds Debridement Irrigation 25 Apr 12

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Last Modified Date: 07/28/2020