American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Trauma

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) aims to develop and implement programs that support injury prevention and ensure optimal patient outcomes across the continuum of care. These programs incorporate advocacy, education, trauma center and trauma system resources, best practice creation, outcome assessment, and continuous quality improvement.

Maintaining Access

The ACS COT has developed a document to advise trauma medical directors and trauma program managers on factors to consider as the public health and healthcare sectors prepare for an anticipated surge of critically ill patients related to COVID-19 infection.

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ATLS Sites Guidance

The ACS COT fully supports the directives urging social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and strongly encourages ATLS sites to cancel Courses planned in the near future.

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Call for Data Update

We have received feedback from several TQIP centers regarding their data submission during this Call for Data window. Amid growing concerns regarding staff availability and shifting resources, we have adjusted our data submission deadlines.

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Stop the Bleed Update

The ACS COT fully supports the directives urging social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and strongly encourages all instructors to cancel STOP THE BLEED® Courses planned in the near future. 

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