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ACS TQIP Best Practice Guidelines

The ACS TQIP Best Practice Guidelines aim to provide recommendations for managing patient populations or injury types with special considerations to trauma care providers. The Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) Best Practices Project Team and a panel of guest experts from appropriate specialties, work together over the course of the year to create each guideline. The guidelines are created from evidence-based literature when available and consensus of the group when evidence is lacking.

At the TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training, TQIP has released four guidelines to date, covering the topics of Geriatric Trauma Management, Massive Transfusion in Trauma, Management of Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Management of Orthopaedic Trauma. These guidelines are created by leading health care professionals in each field, and provide a valuable resource for trauma centers everywhere.


Geriatric Trauma Management

Massive Transfusion in Trauma

Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

Management of Orthopaedic Trauma

Palliative Care