The COT’s consensus-based approach to firearm injury: An introduction(Comments Off on The COT’s consensus-based approach to firearm injury: An introduction)
Describes the ACS COT multilayered approach to reducing firearm-related injury and summarizes the epidemiology of these injuries, including associated costs for U.S. patients.
A primer on developing a sustainable hospital-based violence intervention program, developed by the ACS COT Injury Prevention and Control Committee, is summarized.
Survey of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors on firearm injury prevention: Consensus and opportunities
The results of a survey of ACS Board of Governors are summarized, including viewpoints on potential policies intended to enhance fire injury prevention programs.
An Organ Traveling Fellowship awardee describes her experiences at a hospital-based violence intervention program and outlines the key role of job training and educational opportunities in the postdischarge phase.
The surgeon’s responsibilities when treating a patient who is remanded to police custody are discussed including a case study that highlights ethical factors to consider regarding law enforcement access to a patient.
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