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TCCC Guidelines Comprehensive Review and Edits 2020: TCCC Guidelines Change 20-05 01 November 2020

Summer 2021

Montgomery HR, Drew B, Torrisi J, Adams MG, Remley MA, Rich TA, Greydanus DJ, Shaw TA. 21(2). 122 - 127. (Classical Conference)


Based on careful review of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Guidelines, the authors developed a list of proposed changes and edits for inclusion in a comprehensive change proposal. To be included in the proposal, individual changes had to meet at least one of three criteria: 1. The change was primarily tactical, operational, or educational rather than clinical in nature. 2. The change was a minor modification to the language of an existing TCCC Guideline. 3. The change, though clinical, was straightforward and noncontentious. The authors initially presented their list to the TCCC Collaboration Group for review at the 11 August 2020 online virtual meeting of the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC). Based on discussions during the virtual meeting and following revisions, a second presentation of guideline modifications was presented during the CoTCCC session of the online virtual Defense Committee on Trauma meeting on 02 September 2020. The CoTCCC conducted voting on the guideline changes in early October 2020 with subsequent inclusion in the updated TCCC Guidelines published on 01 November 2020.1

Keywords: Tactical Combat Casualty Care; TCCC; guidelines; change proposal

PMID: 34105138