Tag Archive for ‘trauma care’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Centennial reprint: Committee on the Treatment of Fractures offers principles on caring for patients
To help commemorate the College’s 100th anniversary, the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons is reprinting articles centered on the issues and developments that have defined the character and integrity of the organization throughout its history. This month, the Bulletin is reprinting an article from the March 1931 issue titled The Principles and Outline of Fracture Treatment.
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.
On April 4, James Cole, DO, FACS, boarded a commercial plane in Chicago, IL, for the 36-hour journey to the Far Western Desert, Morocco, an expanse of the Sahara in the southeastern part of the country.