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Injury Prevention and Control

The purpose of the Subcommittee on Injury Prevention and Control is to become a centralized national resource for injury prevention for the membership of the American College of Surgeons (ACS); to develop cooperative efforts with other organizations dedicated to injury prevention; to increase recognition of injury prevention within the Committee on Trauma (COT); and to nominate candidates for the National Safety Council Surgeons Award for Service to Safety.

Violence Intervention Primer

A group from the ACS COT Injury Prevention and Control Committee was tasked with outlining a comprehensive approach to institute a sustainable hospital-based violence intervention program (HVIP). The committee has developed a step-wise guide to establishing a working HVIP. 


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