Tag Archive for ‘Committee on Trauma’

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.

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.

COT to host 33rd Point/Counterpoint Surgery Conference June 1–4

The College’s 33rd Annual Point/Counterpoint Acute Care Surgery Conference—a meeting designed for general surgeons and other specialty surgeons, as well as emergency physicians and intensivists—will meet June 1–4 in National Harbor, MD.

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Surgeons put planning, preparation, past experience to work in efforts to save Boston Marathon bombing victims

This article describes trauma surgeons’ reactions to the Boston Marathon bombing and presents information regarding the cases surgeons handled that day and the procedures performed. Factors that resulted in high survival rate of the patients, including planning, preparation, and past experience, also are highlighted.

From left: Michael F. Rotondo, MD, FACS, Chair of the ACS COT; winning presenters Drs. Hampton, Ali, Long, Turnbull, and Zargaran; and Dr. Coimbra.

2013 COT Residents Trauma Papers Competition winners announced

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) announced the 15 winners of the 36th annual Residents Trauma Papers Competition at its March 21–23 meeting in San Diego, CA.

Statement on firearm injuries

The following statement was developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and approved by the College’s Board of Regents.

MyATLS ranked in top 100 of all medical apps

MyATLS, the mobile trauma services app developed by the ACS Committee on Trauma, marks the first time that physicians and first responders to emergency medical situations have access to a mobile ATLS app that is ready for use at the patient’s bedside, in areas of the hospital with restricted Internet access, or in the field.

ASSET lab instructor Dr. Luchette reviewing anatomy with students.

ASSET: An effective educational experience for practicing surgeons

Numerous advances have occurred in trauma care in the past three decades, resulting in reduced rates of patient morbidity and mortality. One such advance—the evolution of radiologic imaging and computed tomography—has resulted in more precise and early diagnosis of numerous injuries. Most patients who are hemodynamically normal now can be managed nonoperatively. Simultaneously, a decrease […]

Left to right: Michael F. Rotondo, MD, FACS, ACS COT Chair; Dr. Cuenca; Dr. Roberts; Dr. White; Dr. Cook; and Dr. Coimbra.

2012 COT Residents Trauma Papers Competition winners announced

The Committee on Trauma (COT) announced the winners of the 35th annual Residents Trauma Papers Competition at its annual meeting in Chicago, IL. Submissions for the competition, which is open to surgical residents and trauma fellows, describe original research in the area of trauma care and/or prevention in one of two categories: basic laboratory research, […]

Number of records from the most recent admission year

Annual Report 2011: Eightfold over eight years

The 2011 Annual Report of the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB) is an updated analysis of the largest aggregation of U.S. and Canadian trauma registry data ever assembled. In total, the NTDB now contains more than 5 million records. The 2011 Annual Report is based on 722,824 records—submitted by 697 facilities—from the single admission year […]


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