Tag Archive for ‘trauma care’
Describes the College’s and The Joint Commission’s ongoing efforts to improve trauma care and provides an introduction to Dr. Coleman’s article describing her husband’s experiences at a state-verified Level II trauma center.
The author issues a call to action for health care systems to recognize the harmful effects of implicit bias on patient care through the lens of her husband’s experience at a state-verified Level II trauma center in the Chicago, IL, area.
The Statement on Older Adult Falls and Falls Prevention was prepared by the ACS Committee on Trauma through its Subcommittee on Injury Prevention and Control and was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2019 meeting in Chicago, IL.
The ACS hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill this summer, which focused on the role of military-civilian trauma partnerships in maintaining trauma care readiness.
A partnership between a civilian and military surgery department is described as are the innovative trauma care advancements that result from these collaborative efforts.
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.
The experiences of a trauma surgeon turned patient reveal the high level of care he received through the Arkansas Trauma System—a network he helped to create.
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 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.
The following statement in support of motorcycle helmet laws was originally developed by the Subcommittee on Injury Prevention and Control of the ACS Committee on Trauma. The ACS Board of Regents approved this updated statement at its February 6–7 meeting.
This month’s column summarizes provisions in the Affordable Care Act that have expired or are set to expire in the near future and offers guidelines for surgeons to advocate for extending key programs.
This month’s column looks at how provisions in the Affordable Care Act are affecting access to care for Americans as a whole and considers the potential effects on trauma care specifically.
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) participated in a tour of the trauma division and burn center at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence on August 29, and joined a press conference there with William Cioffi, Jr., MD, FACS, where they discussed recently enacted trauma legislation and trauma bills pending before Congress.
The following statement on bicycle safety was developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and was approved by the Board of Regents.
The following statement on intimate partner violence was developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and was approved by the Board of Regents.
The following statement on adult falls and falls prevention was developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and was approved by the Board of Regents.
An update on provisions in the Affordable Care Act related to trauma care and trauma systems is provided, as is a summary of surge capacity issues in the current system.
The College hosted the Northern California Surgical Health Care Quality Forum on January 14—the 15th stop in a series of national discussions on how quality improvement efforts enhance surgical patient safety and reduce costs.