Tag Archive for ‘ACS Committee on Trauma’

From left: Drs. Nathens, Bulger, and Stewart

TQIP annual meeting shares best practices, advances in trauma care

Topics covered at the 2017 TQIP meeting in Chicago, IL, are summarized, including an overview of ACS-military partnerships, teamwork essentials for trauma teams, and updates on TQIP and COT initiatives.

The COT's consensus-based approach to firearm injury: An introduction

The COT’s consensus-based approach to firearm injury: An introduction

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.

Figure 1. Timeline for development of a HVIP

Violence intervention programs: A primer for developing a comprehensive program for trauma centers

A primer on developing a sustainable hospital-based violence intervention program, developed by the ACS COT Injury Prevention and Control Committee, is summarized.

Figure 1. Level of priority the ACS should give to reducing gun-related injuries

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.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – June 2017

Dr. Hoyt describes strategies to fill gaps in trauma care discussed at the Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths conference held at the National of Institutes of Health earlier this year.

UM Ryder Trauma Center/ Israel fellowship program provides a model for global trauma training

UM Ryder Trauma Center’s ongoing efforts to assist in the development of sustainable global trauma systems is the focus of this article, particularly the facility’s training program for Israeli trauma surgeons.

Advocacy

The future of trauma care on Capitol Hill: Implementing military-civilian trauma care and establishing a national trauma system

The role of the NASEM report in developing trauma-focused legislation, specifically policy related to military-civilian partnerships, are described.

Meeting attendees

TQIP annual meeting continues to advance quality trauma care

Topics covered at the 2016 TQIP meeting in Orlando, FL, are summarized, including practice guidelines for palliative care,  the ACS TQIP Collaboratives program, and lessons learned from the Pulse nightclub mass casualty event.

Aerial view demonstrating the location of the Pulse night club (lower left) in relation to the Orlando Health campus (upper right). The proximity of the club facilitated rapid transport of victims to the Level I trauma center at ORMC.

Orlando Regional Medical Center responds to Pulse nightclub shooting

This article describes the continuity of care provided by Orlando Regional Medical Center surgeons and trauma team members to victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and highlights lesson learned in the hours after the mass casualty event.

ACS Committee on Trauma pledges to make zero preventable deaths a reality

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s latest report on translating military medicine experience to civilian trauma care is summarized in this article and suggestions are provided for trauma community collaborations to make zero preventable deaths a reality.

Committee on Trauma introduces needs assessment tool aimed at resolving trauma center debate

This article describes the development and deployment of an ACS Needs Based Assessment of Trauma Systems tool, which measures the trauma needs of various regions across  the U.S.

Dr. Fischer

First year of Future Trauma Leaders program a success

The first two participants in the ACS COT Future Trauma Leaders mentorship program are profiled in this news brief.

SRGS and the COT trauma education programs: Keeping surgeons current on the provision of optimal patient care

Selected Readings in General Surgery and ACS Committee on Trauma educational programming are the subject of this month’s column.

Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS, Chair of the COT (far left), with winning COT paper authors (from left) Drs. Berry, Kollisch-Singule, Nehra, and Langness; Dr. Weireter is on the far right.

2015 Resident Trauma Papers Competition winners announced

The ACS Committee on Trauma announced the winners of the 38th annual Residents Trauma Papers at its Annual Meeting, March 12–14 in Chicago, IL.

2014 Residents Trauma Papers Competition winners announced

The ACS Committee on Trauma announced the 15 winners of the 37th annual Residents Trauma Papers Competition at its Annual Meeting, March 20–22, in Philadelphia, PA.

COT to host 33rd Point/Counterpoint Surgery Conference June 1–4

The College’s 33rd Annual Point/Counterpoint Acute Care Surgery Conference—a meeting designed for general surgeons and other specialty surgeons, as well as emergency physicians and intensivists—will meet June 1–4 in National Harbor, MD.

Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS, to head Committee on Trauma

The Board of Regents of the ACS recently appointed Ronald M. Stewart, MD, FACS, to serve as the next Chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma.

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.

2013 COT Residents Trauma Papers Competition winners announced

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) announced the 15 winners of the 36th annual Residents Trauma Papers Competition at its March 21–23 meeting in San Diego, CA.

Statement on firearm injuries

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

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