Tag Archive for ‘firearm injuries’

Coming next month in JACS and online now: Firearm legislation stringency and firearm-related fatalities among children in the United States

Researchers report that that strict firearms legislation and child access prevention laws are associated with fewer pediatric firearm fatalities.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – February 2019

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt underscores the College’s commitment to firearm injury prevention and safety and outlines the findings from a recent survey that assessed members’ experience with and attitudes toward firearm ownership.

Lethal means: The deadly combination of firearms and intimate partner violence

The correlation between intimate partner violence (IPV) and firearms are summarized as is the surgeon’s role in both IPV intervention and in advocating for evidence-based legislative solutions regarding access to firearms.

Victims of violence

Victims of violence: An ethical conflict between patient rights and institutional policy

A case study involving a patient who sustained a gunshot wound by an unknown assailant examines what happens when institutional and individual ethics collide.

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Gun violence and firearm policy: An introduction from the ACS COT

This article from the ACS Committee on Trauma is an introduction to the feature on gun violence and firearm policy in the U.S.

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Gun violence and firearm policy in the U.S.: A brief history and the current status

An overview of the distribution and determinants of gun-related violence in the U.S. is summarized as are firearm-related policy and legislative initiatives.

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Stemming the tide of violence

The ACS and The Joint Commission’s perspectives on the issue of violence prevention, including education, trauma system development, and establishing processes to ensure patient and employee safety, are summarized.

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.

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.

Dr. Bonne attended a weekly victim services response meeting with the Wraparound staff, held at the iconic San Francisco City Hall. Staff from various violence intervention initiatives citywide meet weekly to coordinate services offered to victims of violence and their families.

Trauma surgeon uses traveling fellowship to learn about HVIPs

An Organ Traveling Fellowship awardee describes her experiences at a hospital-based violence intervention program and outlines the key role of job training and educational opportunities in the postdischarge phase.

New adult trauma center on Chicago’s South Side will treat violence as a disease

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.

Figure 4. hospital discharge status, age ≥65

Guns and the golden years

This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients injured by firearms using information from NTDB research dataset.

Figure 1. hospital discharge status

Deadly rush hour

This month’s column examines the occurrence of highway shootings in the NTDB research dataset for 2014.

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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