Tag Archive for ‘ACS Committee on Trauma’

ATLS 10th Edition

ATLS 10th edition offers new insights into managing trauma patients

Chapter-by-chapter content updates in the ATLS 10th edition are summarized, including key revisions to shock, thoracic, head trauma care, and other topic areas.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – April 2018

Dr. Hoyt identifies nine new action steps developed by the ACS Board of Regents, the COT, and the ACS COT Firearm Strategy Team (COT-FAST) that are intended to reduce the burden of firearm violence while balancing personal freedom with responsibility.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—April 2018

Summarizes the provisions in the omnibus funding legislation (H.R. 1625) for fiscal year 2018 that correspond to key ACS legislative priorities, including cancer research, the opioid epidemic, trauma research, and violence prevention.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – March 2018

Dr. Hoyt outlines how the ATLS course has become a foundation of care for the injured patient by providing physicians around the world with a common language and a common approach to trauma care.

ATLS 40 Year Anniversary

ATLS at 40: Distinguished past, bright future

The evolution of early editions of the ATLS course are described, including significant changes introduced in the eighth edition and the expanded content provided in the 10th edition of the course.

When passion and curiosity collide: The beginnings of the ATLS program

ATLS program origins are summarized, including the College’s role in developing the course, and an update on the early developers of the course is provided.

ATLS world map

Bringing ATLS to an international audience: Background and a Region Chief’s experience

This article outlines the global evolution of the ATLS course and provides the perspective of the first chief serving the Middle East and North Africa.

Vegas Figure 1

Southern Nevada Trauma System uses proven techniques to save lives after 1 October shooting

A review of the Las Vegas trauma system response to the mass casualty shooting on October 1, 2017, is provided and opportunities for improvement in future trauma system disaster planning are described.

Dr. Bulger

Eileen Metzger Bulger, MD, FACS, is new Chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma

Eileen Metzger Bulger, MD, FACS, who was appointed the next ACS Committee on Trauma Chair in October 2017, begins serving in this role in March.

Dr. Williams (right foreground) teaching tube thoracostomy insertion at the ATLS demonstration course

U.S. Army and Navy surgeons collaborate to offer ATLS demonstration course in Afghanistan

The background and course design of an Advanced Trauma Life Support demonstration program in Kandahar, Afghanistan is described.

From left: Drs. Nathens, Bulger, and Stewart

TQIP annual meeting shares best practices, advances in trauma care

Topics covered at the 2017 TQIP meeting in Chicago, IL, are summarized, including an overview of ACS-military partnerships, teamwork essentials for trauma teams, and updates on TQIP and COT initiatives.

The COT's consensus-based approach to firearm injury: An introduction

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.

Figure 1. Timeline for development of a HVIP

Violence intervention programs: A primer for developing a comprehensive program for trauma centers

A primer on developing a sustainable hospital-based violence intervention program, developed by the ACS COT Injury Prevention and Control Committee, is summarized.

Figure 1. Level of priority the ACS should give to reducing gun-related injuries

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.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – June 2017

Dr. Hoyt describes strategies to fill gaps in trauma care discussed at the Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths conference held at the National of Institutes of Health earlier this year.

UM Ryder Trauma Center/ Israel fellowship program provides a model for global trauma training

UM Ryder Trauma Center’s ongoing efforts to assist in the development of sustainable global trauma systems is the focus of this article, particularly the facility’s training program for Israeli trauma surgeons.

Advocacy

The future of trauma care on Capitol Hill: Implementing military-civilian trauma care and establishing a national trauma system

The role of the NASEM report in developing trauma-focused legislation, specifically policy related to military-civilian partnerships, are described.

Meeting attendees

TQIP annual meeting continues to advance quality trauma care

Topics covered at the 2016 TQIP meeting in Orlando, FL, are summarized, including practice guidelines for palliative care,  the ACS TQIP Collaboratives program, and lessons learned from the Pulse nightclub mass casualty event.

Aerial view demonstrating the location of the Pulse night club (lower left) in relation to the Orlando Health campus (upper right). The proximity of the club facilitated rapid transport of victims to the Level I trauma center at ORMC.

Orlando Regional Medical Center responds to Pulse nightclub shooting

This article describes the continuity of care provided by Orlando Regional Medical Center surgeons and trauma team members to victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and highlights lesson learned in the hours after the mass casualty event.

ACS Committee on Trauma pledges to make zero preventable deaths a reality

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s latest report on translating military medicine experience to civilian trauma care is summarized in this article and suggestions are provided for trauma community collaborations to make zero preventable deaths a reality.

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