Tag Archive for ‘ACS Committee on Trauma’
The ACS COT and the ACS COC, two of the longest standing quality programs of the College, are celebrating 100 years of improving patient care.
Dr. Turner highlights the notable achievements of both the CoC and the COT as the ACS’ two longest-standing quality programs celebrate 100 years of improving surgical care.
The evolution of the COT and its mission to improve the care of injured patients over the past 100 years is described.
Jeffrey D. Kerby, MD, PhD, FACS, has been confirmed by the ACS Board of Regents as the 21st Chair of the Committee on Trauma.
The leadership of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma hosted an in-person Mentoring Day in October to provide an opportunity for engagement with early career surgeons pursuing careers in trauma surgery.
Revised Statement on Trauma Center Designation Based upon System Need and the Economic Drivers Impacting Trauma Systems
The following revised statement was developed by the ACS Committee on Trauma in 2014, and the addendum addressing specific issues related to the economic drivers impacting trauma systems was added in June 2021 with the approval of the Board of Regents.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the virtual 2020 Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP®) Annual Scientific Meeting and Training December 7−10. Drawing 6,453 participants as of mid-December—including trauma medical directors, program managers, coordinators, performance improvement (PI) clinicians, and registrars from participating and prospective TQIP hospitals and trauma professionals around the globe—the conference commemorated TQIP’s […]
The development of the CAFE study is summarized as is its role in determining variation in trauma patient care.
A recap of the 2019 TQIP meeting—including lessons learned from a live trauma simulation, TQIP and COT progress reports, applying high-reliability concepts in trauma, and strategies for implementing hospital-based injury prevention programs—is provided.
Topics covered at the 2018 TQIP meeting in Anaheim, CA, are summarized, including TQIP and COT progress reports, pre-event and aftermath training for mass casualty events, and the pediatric perspective on firearm-related violence.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The background and course design of an Advanced Trauma Life Support demonstration program in Kandahar, Afghanistan is described.