Surgeon involvement is key to safeguarding patient-centered care
The best way to address trauma is to prevent it before it happens. ACS is leading the way in prevention efforts in areas such as firearms, falls, motorcycles, alcohol-related injuries, PTSD, and more. See how we can help in all of these critical areas.
See where we stand on a number of issues, including firearms, safety belts, bicycle safety, and more.
Learn how ACS has taken a leadership role in addressing the public health aspects of the firearm violence epidemic.
Get the talking points, data, and facts about the benefits of requiring all motorcycle drivers and riders to wear helmets.
ACS COT position statements help guide the profession and educate medical professionals, patients, and decision-makers.
This public education video, produced by Laurie Punch, MD, FACS and Joseph Sakran, MD, FACS, was released in September 2019, through a social media campaign to educate the general public about safe firearm storage in the home. Video appears courtesy of its creators.
While gun control is clearly a polarizing issue, other approaches to this problem may allow us to find a common ground in addressing firearm violence. ACS’s Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) and the Injury Prevention Committee have spearheaded an effort to work together and improve the quality of the conversation on how best to reduce firearm injury.
A group from the ACS COT Injury Prevention and Control Committee was tasked with outlining a comprehensive approach to a sustainable hospital-based violence intervention program. The committee has developed a step-wise guide to a working HVIP.
We have numerous resources aimed at injury prevention. These are just three among many others.
How to Navigate a Second Career in Surgery – Patricia Lynne Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS Read the report
Includes Epidemiological Patterns of Injury, the Economic Costs, Identification of Injury Data Sources, and more. Learn more
How to make the home safer and prevent injuries before they occur. See the checklist. Read More