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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.

Honor Your Mentor

National Mentor Day is October 27. Show your appreciation for your mentor by making a donation to the Future Trauma Leaders Program in their name. Donations made in honor of someone are a thoughtful way to say thank you. Celebrate and honor someone who has inspired you to ensure the work in advancing trauma care goes on!

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Register Today

Clinical Congress features outstanding education and training opportunities at the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. Registration is now open for Clinical Congress 2019.

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Register Today

Registration is open for the 2019 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training, November 16–18 in Dallas, TX. This meeting brings together health care professionals from participating and prospective TQIP hospitals and provides an ideal venue for networking and sharing of best practices.

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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

Bloodshot: Ocular lacerations from gunshot wounds

This month’s Bulletin examines National Trauma Data Bank records on the occurrence of ocular lacerations resulting from gunshot wounds.

  Past NTDB Data Points

Course Search

Find an Advanced Trauma Life Support course near you. 

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