Tag Archive for ‘trauma care’

ACS hosts briefing on military health care

The ACS hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill this summer, which focused on the role of military-civilian trauma partnerships in maintaining trauma care readiness.

Achieving zero preventable deaths

Achieving zero preventable deaths: A model of a military-civilian medical training partnership

A partnership between a civilian and military surgery department is described as are the innovative trauma care advancements that result from these collaborative efforts.

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.

Dr. Maxson being examined in the UAMS Hospital trauma center

Surgeon credits trauma system he helped to create with saving his life

The experiences of a trauma surgeon turned patient reveal the high level of care he received through the Arkansas Trauma System—a network he helped to create.

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.

New adult trauma center on Chicago’s South Side will treat violence as a disease

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.

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Statement in support of motorcycle helmet laws

The following statement in support of motorcycle helmet laws was originally developed by the Subcommittee on Injury Prevention and Control of the ACS Committee on Trauma. The ACS Board of Regents approved this updated statement at its February 6–7 meeting.

Expired and expiring ACA provisions

This month’s column summarizes provisions in the Affordable Care Act that have expired or are set to expire in the near future and offers guidelines for surgeons to advocate for extending key programs.

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Affordable trauma care?

This month’s column looks at how provisions in the Affordable Care Act are affecting access to care for Americans as a whole and considers the potential effects on trauma care specifically.

Dr. Cioffi (center) with Dr. David Harrington, MD, FACS, Past-Chair of the Rhode Island COT, and Senator Reed.

ACS-supported trauma legislation discussed at press conference

Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) participated in a tour of the trauma division and burn center at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence on August 29, and joined a press conference there with William Cioffi, Jr., MD, FACS, where they discussed recently enacted trauma legislation and trauma bills pending before Congress.

Statement on bicycle safety and the promotion of bicycle helmet use

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

Statement on intimate partner violence

The following statement on intimate partner violence was developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and was approved by the Board of Regents.

Statement on older adult falls and falls prevention

The following statement on adult falls and falls prevention was developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and was approved by the Board of Regents.

Trauma and emergency care under the Affordable Care Act

An update on provisions in the Affordable Care Act related to trauma care and trauma systems is provided, as is a summary of surge capacity issues in the current system.

Health care leaders focus on emergency and trauma care at Northern California IQ forum

The College hosted the Northern California Surgical Health Care Quality Forum on January 14—the 15th stop in a series of national discussions on how quality improvement efforts enhance surgical patient safety and reduce costs.

Progress or retrogress? Status of the 113th Congress

This overview of the first seven months of the 113th Congress provides updates on all of the College’s priority legislative issues including Medicare payment, trauma care, scope of practice, workforce issues, and medical liability.

Apply by November 1 for Faculty Research Fellowships

This article reviews the Faculty Research Fellowships offered by the ACS, which are intended to assist a surgeon in the establishment of a new and independent research program.

Dr. Hauser

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.


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