Tag Archive for ‘ACS Committee on Trauma’

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.


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.

MyATLS ranked in top 100 of all medical apps

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.

ASSET lab instructor Dr. Luchette reviewing anatomy with students.

ASSET: An effective educational experience for practicing surgeons

Numerous advances have occurred in trauma care in the past three decades, resulting in reduced rates of patient morbidity and mortality. One such advance—the evolution of radiologic imaging and computed tomography—has resulted in more precise and early diagnosis of numerous injuries. Most patients who are hemodynamically normal now can be managed nonoperatively. Simultaneously, a decrease […]

Left to right: Michael F. Rotondo, MD, FACS, ACS COT Chair; Dr. Cuenca; Dr. Roberts; Dr. White; Dr. Cook; and Dr. Coimbra.

2012 COT Residents Trauma Papers Competition winners announced

The Committee on Trauma (COT) announced the winners of the 35th annual Residents Trauma Papers Competition at its annual meeting in Chicago, IL. Submissions for the competition, which is open to surgical residents and trauma fellows, describe original research in the area of trauma care and/or prevention in one of two categories: basic laboratory research, […]

Annual Report 2011: Eightfold over eight years

The 2011 Annual Report of the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB) is an updated analysis of the largest aggregation of U.S. and Canadian trauma registry data ever assembled. In total, the NTDB now contains more than 5 million records. The 2011 Annual Report is based on 722,824 records—submitted by 697 facilities—from the single admission year […]


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