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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.

TQIP Call for Abstracts

2017 TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training

The call for abstracts for the TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training, November 11–13, is now open. This is your chance to share with other TQIP centers all the interesting initiatives you have put in place at your hospital. Submit by June 15.

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Find an Advanced Trauma Life Support course near you. 

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NTDB Data Points

NTDB Datapoints May 2017

I broke my neck: Femur fractures

This month’s column examines the occurrence of femoral neck fractures in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.

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