J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2020 12;89(6):1054-1060
From the Department of Surgery, 96 Medical Group, Eglin AFB, Florida (A.B.H., H.M.); Department of Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center (E.D., A.W.), El Paso, Texas; Department of Surgery, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (M.V.), Camp Pendleton, California; Department of Surgery, Keesler Medical Center (J.U.), Biloxi, Mississippi; Department of Surgery, Naval Medical Center San Diego (M.D.T.), San Diego, California; Department of Surgery, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio (I.Q., J. Glaser), San Antonio, Texas; and Department of Surgery, Joint Trauma System and the US Army Institute of Surgical Research (J. Gurney), Defense Center of Excellence, San Antonio, Texas.
Background: The management of battlefield trauma requires a specific skill set, which is optimized by regular trauma experience. As military casualties from the prolonged conflicts in the Middle East decrease, challenges exist to maintain battlefield trauma readiness. Military surgeons must therefore depend on the Military Health System. Read More