Tactical Combat Casualty Care and Wilderness Medicine: Advancing Trauma Care in Austere Environments.
Emerg Med Clin North Am 2017 May;35(2):391-407
Madigan Army Medical Center, 9040 Jackson Ave., Tacoma, WA 98431, USA.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is a set of evidence-based, best-practice prehospital trauma care guidelines customized for use on the battlefield. Military units that have trained all of their unit members in TCCC have now documented the lowest incidence of preventable deaths in the history of modern warfare and TCCC is now the standard for battlefield trauma care in the US Military. TCCC and wilderness medicine share the goal of optimizing care for patients with trauma in austere environments that impose significant challenges in both equipment and evacuation capability. Read More