|01 OCT 2010 - Jitter|
A huge part of this effort lies in the collection and analysis of the data concerning the wounding and subsequent treatment of our soldiers. The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, under the leadership of Col. John B. Holcomb (now retired), developed the Joint Theater Trauma Registry (JTTR AKA "jitter"). This information is thoughtfully reviewed and has become the backbone of military medical advances in battlefield casualty management, in the same way that hospital, system, regional, state and national registries are in the civilian sector. All of this analysis starts with the information collected by our medical teams as seen in the photo above. Your work IS important!