From the Foreword: "The Blue Book, 'Military-Civilian Partnership for Training, Sustainment, and Readiness', provides the template for cementing the important and crucial relationship between military medicine and American surgery through the American College of Surgeons, which has always been at the forefront of setting standards for care and improving surgical science. This book is an outgrowth of the collective efforts of leaders in military medicine and the American College of Surgeons through the strategic partnership, Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons (MHSSPACS) that was established six years ago. The book outlines models for establishing military-civilian partnerships for trauma training that benefit both the readiness of military medicine and civilian systems and increase the ability to respond to war and major disasters. The Blue Book serves as a reference manual for those trauma centers or trauma systems wishing to establish these important partnerships with specific attention to administrative issues, curriculum, and tools for evaluation."
American College of Surgeons
Knudson, M. Margaret; Elster, Eric; Hoyt, David B. . . .