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


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.

Trauma Systems Conference

Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths Trauma Systems Conferece

The Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths Trauma Systems Conference, April 18–19, in Bethesda, MD, brought together multidisciplinary professionals across the full spectrum of the trauma care system. The goal was to build a National Trauma Action Plan designed to achieve zero preventable injury deaths. Claim your CME credits by Friday, May 12.

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Course Search


Find an Advanced Trauma Life Support course near you. 

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NTDB Data Points

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Make no bones about it

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

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