Army’s Trauma Innovations are Saving Lives on the Battlefield

By Yolanda R. Arrington
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

Deployed combat support hospital teaches Trauma Nursing Core Course U.S. Army Soldiers, 28th Combat Support Hospital, prepare to remove a simulated trauma patient from a backboard during the Trauma Nursing Core Course hosted by the 28th CSH near Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 2, 2016. This is the first time TNCC, a highly sough-after trauma training course for nurses, has been conducted by a unit deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Manne)

Hemorrhaging is responsible for more than ninety percent of potentially survivable battlefield deaths with many patients losing blood before they reach medical facilities. Trauma innovations are closing that gap and keeping patients alive. This U.S. Army Medical Command video explains how first responders are benefiting from battlefield advancements like balloon catheters and freeze-dried plasma.

Video by Michael O’Toole/U.S. Army Medical Command


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