13 Mar By Ellen Crown, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Public Affairs The TCCC card, officially known as DD Form , is a single-use, rendered at the point of injury through tactical field care and pre-hospital evacuation. H General a. The US Field Medical Card (DD Form. ) (AR ) is used to record data similar to that recorded by the inpatient treatment record. 20 Jan revised from DD Form , U.S. Field Medical Card, December The DD Form , TCCC card, will serve as the record of trauma care.

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On the “Naval Forms Online” website, click on the “forms” tab and then click on “keyword search. Since units can now purchase them for less, the estimated cost mesical is more than a million dollars across the entire Army.

Future efforts to leverage technology and develop electronic methods of capturing prehospital medical care should be encouraged and funded.

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Forward this information with the casualty to the next level of care. Click on the “brown warehouse box” next to the quantity desired to connect to the “checkout” window and complete the transaction.

If you want a picture to show with ds comment, go get a Gravatar. Butler The DD Form Field Medical Card that was in use by the DoD at the time was not believed by conference attendees to be optimally configured for documenting first responder filed on the battlefield. Although casualties have benefitted greatly from a trauma system and registry that improves hospital care, still lacking is a comprehensive and integrated system for data collection and analysis to improve performance at the prehospital level of care.


During the past decade of conflict, trauma care performance improvement at combat support hospitals and forward surgical teams in Afghanistan and Iraq has increased through Joint Trauma System and DoD Mesical Registry data collection, analysis, and rapid evidence-based adjustments to clinical practice guidelines.

The difficulty of documenting prehospital care on the battlefield is well recognized. Abstract Optimizing trauma care delivery is paramount to saving lives on the battlefield.

Saving Lives on the Battlefield: The TCCC casualty card was used mediccal by the Ranger Regiment to create the Ranger Prehospital Trauma Registry, which is the single best unit-based trauma registry to emerge from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and which enabled the most comprehensive study on prehospital care rendered in a combat unit to emerge from these conflicts. Conclusions The lack of adequate documentation of prehospital care rendered to U. This card was identified by the working group as an immediate, cost-effective, and easily-fielded interim solution.

Click here to cancel reply. Pre-hospital Death on the Battlefield: One was the DoD paper form Considerations for Further Research.

Figure DD Form , U.S. Field Medical Card (reverse)

Further, command attention is vital to this aspect of combat trauma care and would help to ensure that our troops continue to receive the best possible battlefield trauma care. Eliminating preventable death on the battlefield. Tactical Combat Casualty Care TCCC based casualty cards, TCCC after action reports, and unit-based prehospital trauma registries need to be implemented globally and linked to the DoD Trauma Registry in a seamless manner that will optimize fprm trauma care delivery.

It was subsequently circulated to cafd members of the JTS and the CoTCCC and their suggestions for improvements were incorporated into the working draft. Powered by Mobius Knowledge Services. However, in Januarythe Navy Printing Office agreed fidld support the Army by printing and providing the cards for about 17 cents each — about 5 percent of the commercial rate.


On the battlefield the TCCC is fastened to an injured soldier’s uniform mfdical body. The lack of consistent prehospital documentation of care continues to be a requirement gap across the Services. Army Institute of Surgical Research and approved for unlimited public release as of 30 April The tools are there; we need to have our combat leadership ensure that they are used. Chinook Medical GearGovernmentMilitary by.

In our effort to stay on the leading edge of combat medicine, Chinook has responded to these changes and we are the mediczl to offer this revised product. Implications for the Future of Combat Casualty Care.

The revised card maintains the simple format of the previous card, but incorporates a number of modifications that will allow better documentation of prehospital care. Seventh Edition — Military Version. At present, the documentation of in-theater trauma care is inconsistent, incomplete and often not transferred to either unit-based prehospital trauma registries such as that pioneered by the 75th Ranger Regiment or a trauma system registry, such as the DOD Trauma Registry.

Three possible choices for battlefield trauma care documentation were reviewed at the conference. It was noted at the conference that, in many instances, the first responders providing care were not medical personnel.

Upgrades included in the revised TCCC card include:. Prehospital Trauma Life Support Manual.