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Chirurgia 2012 August;25(4):251-5

language: Italian

Atls versus tccc: the Italian experience on the battlefield

Lunardi F. 1, Pozza M. 2

1 Ufficiale medico Esercito Italiano, Nova Levante, Bolzano, Italia;
2 Ufficiale medico Esercito Italiano, Nova Levante, Bolzano, Italia;
3 Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Reggio nell’Emilia, Italia


Change in the military doctrine of many countries involved in international conflicts has pointed out the necessity to create a new emergency care protocol on the battlefield. This leads TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) with the intention of emphasizing the importance of life saving of the soldier by no medical personnel also, without losing the tactical aspect. By a scrupulous analysis of TCCC and the experience of these latest years we think this protocol is the most appropriate for Italian Armed Forces too. Imperative is the training of every soldier and the adaptation to the Italian requirements and his future evolution.

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