Tag Archive for ‘ACS Committee on Trauma’

100 Years of Quality: ACS COT and CoC Celebrate Centennial Anniversaries 

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.

Executive Director’s Update: Leading Quality Improvement in Trauma and Cancer for 100 Years

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 COT at 100: A Legacy of Improved Care for the Injured Patient

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, is next Chair of ACS Committee on Trauma

Jeffrey D. Kerby, MD, PhD, FACS, has been confirmed by the ACS Board of Regents as the 21st Chair of the Committee on Trauma.

COT hosts Mentoring Day for Future Trauma Leaders

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.

TQIP 2020 meeting outlines the future of trauma care

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 […]

ACS COT participates in study to develop comparative data on trauma care organization

ACS COT participates in study to develop comparative data on trauma care organization

The development of the CAFE study is summarized as is its role in determining variation in trauma patient care.

Scenes from the first TQIP live trauma simulation

TQIP annual meeting identifies new approaches to trauma 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.


TQIP annual meeting promotes strategies for improving trauma outcomes

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.

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.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – April 2018

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.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—April 2018

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.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – March 2018

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.

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.

Vegas Figure 1

Southern Nevada Trauma System uses proven techniques to save lives after 1 October shooting

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.

Dr. Bulger

Eileen Metzger Bulger, MD, FACS, is new Chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma

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.

Dr. Williams (right foreground) teaching tube thoracostomy insertion at the ATLS demonstration course

U.S. Army and Navy surgeons collaborate to offer ATLS demonstration course in Afghanistan

The background and course design of an Advanced Trauma Life Support demonstration program in Kandahar, Afghanistan is described.


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