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Welcome to the EAST pre-deployment website. We hope that you find this site helpful as you prepare for deployment to a combat zone. Non-combat trauma surgeons may find this material useful as well if exposed to patients with war-like wounds. The materials available via this site have been developed and improved over the years by surgeons who have served in a combat zone.
The site includes lists of materials (e.g., national trauma courses, recommended text books), links to courses, Joint Trauma Theater System (JTTS) clinical practice guidelines, videos and other media modalities. These materials were carefully selected by members of the EAST Military Section. The materials on the website will be updated on a continuous basis. Therefore, we welcome your feedback and input as related to the usefulness of this site and for any recommendations for improvements and/or additional material.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and stay safe out there!
The A-B-C s for Deploying Surgeons
A: Absolutely necessary for all deploying surgeons...these are MUST READ papers and information to assure safety and good care on the battlefield
B: Better safe than sorry...information that is useful to most surgeons, but not required reading before deployment
C: Can sometimes be important...this category is meant to be mostly lengthy reference materials suitable for in-depth reading on a variety of topics
Trauma Critical Care Coverage
EAST Combat Casualty Care Database - Articles directly relevant to the care of combat casualties from the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
Additional Resources Available on the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research.