Tactical Combat Casualty Care sets, carries high standard for battlefield medical treatment
Photo Credit: Sgt. Margaret Taylor
NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan " U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Barry Carr (left), of Fort Knox, Ky., a radiology specialist, and Sgt. Joshua Price, of Jacksonville, Fla., a healthcare specialist, both with Company C, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, secure tourniquets on a practice dummy during the care under fire phase of a Tactical Combat Casualty Care demonstration at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2013. TCCC has three distinct phases " care under fire, tactical field care and tactical evacuation care " which enable Soldiers to treat their wounded teammates with maximum efficiency and transport them to safety. Research compiled since World War II has indicated that many battlefield fatalities, particularly those due to blood loss from extremity wounds, tension pneumothorax (e.g., a collapsed lung) and airway trouble, are preventable with timely, focused care. TCCC, which was formulated in the mid-1990s, focuses specifically on such injuries. Since TCCC's introduction to the Army, the survival rate associated with the most common causes of preventable death has climbed significantly. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)
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