Eliminate preventable death and disability from injury
The Committee on Trauma Mentoring Day brought together early career surgeons, senior surgeons, and senior staff. Activities focused on teamwork, mentorship, and building bonds.
From the early days of setting standards for industrial safety, to the prolonged and effective battle to improve automobile and traffic safety, to our current struggles with firearm injury and violence prevention, the COT has transformed the care of the injured patient by leading with a comprehensive, multifaceted public health approach. We've created an interactive timeline and a commemorative book on the history of the COT with a focus on how the work of the COT has transformed trauma care.
If you missed the recent ACS COT Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, you can watch four 100th anniversary presentations that celebrate the COT and provide context for various seminal accomplishments over the last century.
The COT 100th anniversary commemorative book, Looking to the Future through the Lens of Legacy, covers the history of the COT with a focus on how the work of the COT has transformed trauma care from 1922, present-day initiatives, and projecting a vision for the future.
New survey results show US trauma centers routinely perform screenings and interventions for patients with alcohol and substance abuse, but there is opportunity to enhance screening and support for PTSD and violence prevention.
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.
During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that everyone is in need of additional resources and looking for alternate ways to address their individual needs. We have made select ATLS educational materials available free of charge.
COVID-19 has the potential to affect trauma patients, so the National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) has established an approach to reporting COVID-19. Watch a short presentation about why and how COVID-19 should be reported for trauma patients.