Tag Archive for ‘firearm injuries’
This article from the ACS Committee on Trauma is an introduction to the feature on gun violence and firearm policy in the U.S.
An overview of the distribution and determinants of gun-related violence in the U.S. is summarized as are firearm-related policy and legislative initiatives.
The ACS and The Joint Commission’s perspectives on the issue of violence prevention, including education, trauma system development, and establishing processes to ensure patient and employee safety, are summarized.
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.
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.
A new adult trauma center in Chicago is a model for centers across the U.S. that treat patients in areas marked by high rates of violence.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients injured by firearms using information from NTDB research dataset.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of highway shootings in the NTDB research dataset for 2014.
The following statement was developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and approved by the College’s Board of Regents.