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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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2022 Resources Repository

This webpage will serve as the centralized location for resources related to the Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient (2022 Standards). Please check back here regularly as additional materials will be posted as they become available.

Feedback Survey

Please submit all questions and comments related to the new standards directly to the Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient (2022 Standards) Feedback Survey. The responses provided will be used for developing educational content and resources to assist with the transition to the new standards.

Introductory Sessions

A series of sessions to inform participants of the revision process, provide information on the launch schedule, introduce the new standard format and categories, as well as highlights of the key changes. These videos are designed to provide crucial information, foster comfort and confidence in the changes, and ease transition to the new standards. 

Introducing the Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient (2022 Standards)

This session provides a brief history of the Resources Manual, an overview of the revision process, and the key considerations used to revise the standards. The site visit schedule for the implementation of the 2022 Resources Manual is also included in this session.

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A Tour of the Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient (2022 Standards)

This session provides an overview of the ACS Accreditation/Verification Program alignment and recaps the goals of the revision process. This session also walks a participant through the standards manual by pointing out the Background, Foreword, Levels of Trauma Care, VRC Process sections in the Resources Manual. This session also includes a brief overview of the various categories and the types of standards to expect in each category. Standard 2.13-Injury Prevention Program is used an example to illustrate the standard format (Definition and Requirements, Additional Information, Measure(s) of Compliance, References, and Resources).

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FTEs, Physicians, and Their Requirements

This session highlights the standards related to FTEs and physicians in Category 2: Program Scope and Governance and Category 4: Personnel and Services. Dr. Avery Nathens, Trauma Quality Programs Medical Director, reviews the expectations for the relevant standards and notes the standards that are new to the 2022 Resources Manual or a change from the 2014 Resources Manual.

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Standard Name
#
Standard Name
2.1
Trauma Program Manager (TPM) Requirements
4.23
Craniofacial Expertise
2.11
TPM Reporting Structure
4.24
Replantation Services
2.12
Injury Prevention Program
4.25
Medical Specialists
4.5
Specialty Liaisons to the Trauma Service
4.26
Child Abuse (Nonaccidental Trauma) Physician
4.12
Specialized Orthopaedic Care
4.27
Allied Health Services
4.15
Interventional Radiology Response for Hemorrhage Control
4.3
Trauma Registry Staffing Requirements
4.18
Intensivists Staffing Requirement
4.31
Certified Abbreviated Injury Scale Specialist
4.2
ICU Nursing Staffing Requirement
4.32
Trauma Registry Courses
4.21
Surgical Specialists Availability
4.33
Trauma Registrar Continuing Education
4.22
Soft Tissue Coverage Expertise
4.34
Performance Improvement Staffing Requirements

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After watching the video, please complete the survey to provide feedback on this session. This survey will be closed on 9/30/2022.

Board Certification

This session highlights the standards related to board certification/board eligibility requirements for physicians in Category 2: Program Scope and Governance and Category 4: Personnel and Services. This session also provides an overview on Appendix A, which includes information about the Alternate Pathway for physicians who trained outside the United States or Canada. 

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Standard Name
#
Standard Name
2.8
Trauma Medical Director (TMD) Requirements
4.9
Pediatric Critical Care Staffing
4.1
Trauma Surgeon Requirements
4.1
Neurotrauma Care
4.5
Specialty Liaisons to the Trauma Service
4.11
Orthopaedic Trauma Care
4.6
Emergency Department Director
4.16
ICU Director
4.7
Emergency Physician Requirements
4.18
Intensivists Staffing
4.8
Emergency Physician Coverage
4.26
Child Abuse (nonaccidental) Physician

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After watching the video, please complete the survey to provide feedback on this session. This survey will be closed on 9/30/2022. 

Performance Improvement and Patient Safety (PIPS)

This session provides an overview of the Performance Improvement and Patient Safety standards as it relates to problem identification, resolution, outcomes improvement and patient safety. This is one of the most important topics as performance improvement is a core function in all trauma programs.  Performance Improvement is the framework of how centers achieve the best patient outcomes and strive to continuously improve care to the trauma patients.

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After watching the video, please complete the survey to provide feedback on this session. This survey will be closed on 9/30/2022.