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Trauma

Since 1922, when it formed a Committee on Fractures, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has waged a continuous effort to improve care of injured patients. 

Today our trauma activities are administered through our 83-member Committee on Trauma (COT), overseeing a field force of more than 3,500 Fellows working to develop and implement meaningful programs for trauma care in local, regional, national, and international arenas.

We strive to improve the care of injured patients before, during, and after hospitalization. Our trauma-related activities—aimed at education, advocacy, professional development, standards of care, and assessment of outcomes—are disseminated through a variety of programs and subcommittees. Examples include ATLS®, TQIP®, trauma systems consultation, and trauma center verification.   

If you’re a trauma care professional, learn more about all that ACS trauma programs has to offer you, your trauma center, and the patients you serve.

Abstract Deadline Extended

The Call for Abstracts for the 2019 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training has been extended to June 30. This is your chance to share with other TQIP centers all the interesting initiatives you have put in place at your hospital.

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FAST Recommendations

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Firearm safety recommendations from the Firearms Strategy Team (FAST) Workgroup published in print in the Journal of American College of Surgeons, February 2019.


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Firearm Safety Brochure

Just released by the ACS Committee on Trauma, Gun Safety and Your Health, can help you talk with patients about how to keep themselves, family members, and friends safe from firearm injuries and death.

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NTDB Data Points

Bullet to the bean: Renal gunshot wounds

This month’s Bulletin examines the occurrence of patients with gunshot wounds to the kidneys (renal wounds) in the National Trauma Data Bank.

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Course Search

Find an Advanced Trauma Life Support course near you. 

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Trauma News

Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for people in the U.S. ages 1 to 44. However, there are simple steps you can take to avoid unintentional injury at home and on the road, among other areas of daily life, reports CNN.

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