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2020 Fall

J Spec Oper Med



Prehospital Combat Wound Medication Pack Administration in Iraq and Afghanistan: A Department of Defense Trauma Registry Analysis.


Schauer SG, Naylor JF, Ahmed YM, Maddry JK, April MD
J Spec Oper Med. 2020 Fall; 20(3):76-80.
PMID: 32969008.


The United States (US) military utilizes combat wound medication packs (CWMP) to provide analgesia and wound prophylaxis in casualties who are still able to fight. We compared characteristics of combat casualties receiving CWMP to those not receiving CWMP. We also describe the proportions of casualties with injury patterns consistent with Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guideline indications for CWMP use who received this intervention.