Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield. Damage Control Resuscitation by Joint Trauma System was developed to prioritize non-surgical interventions, which may reduce morbidity and mortality from trauma and hemorrhage.

DCR’s Clinical Practice Guideline provides physicians, nurses and paramedics with evidence-based best practices for addressing life-threatening injuries through aggressive hemorrhage control and early blood transfusion near the point of injury. It also highlights that blood and IV fluids should be warmed up to 37°C with approved devices to prevent hypothermia.