Tag Archive for ‘trauma’

Hospital discharge status


Remember, Twister may be a fun-filled game, but a tornado is a life-threatening climatic occurrence.

Figure 1: Hospital discharge status

Call a cab

In spite of all the education, public awareness campaigns, and outreach programs, drinking and driving continues to be a problem that our society faces each day. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s Traffic Safety Facts, an alcohol-impaired driving fatality occurred every 48 minutes in 2009. That same year, […]

World Trauma Congress 2012 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, August 22-25

The 2012 World Trauma Congress (WTC) will meet in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 22 to 25, according to WTC president, Raul Coimbra, MD, PhD, FACS. Health care professionals from around the world will meet at the Congress to discuss vital aspects of trauma care and strategic actions for improving the quality and scientific knowledge […]

Emergency department discharge disposition

Smarter than the average bear

The word “bear” is derived from the old English word bera, which belongs to a family of names for bears originating from an adjective meaning brown. In Germanic culture, the bear symbolized the warrior. Bears are found in ancient literature, folk songs, mythology, legends, children’s songs, cartoons, on the shelves of your local toy store, […]

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – March 2012

ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

A crisis in the ED: Liability protection needed STAT

My son and I were recently involved in a motor vehicle crash. The car in which we were riding was a total loss. As a pediatric surgeon and an instructor in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Advanced Trauma Life Support® program for more than 20 years, I was able to quickly assess that neither […]

Figure 1: Hospital discharge status

Seventy-five years of banking

Banking activities date back to the second millennium BC, when the Code of Hammurabi (one of the earliest known formal laws) contained written standards of practice relating to financial transactions. Ancient Egypt also had banking arrangements that related to grain harvests and storage. Although these early transactions pertained to deposits of cattle, grain, and, later, […]

Dr. Hoyt

Looking Forward – February 2012

ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Case fatality rate by mechanism of injury and age

Annual Pediatric Report 2011: Fatal at any age

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 that has ever been assembled.


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