Author: Robert Fojut

The first major revision of Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient in nearly a decade will be released in spring 2022. The 2022 Standards build on previous guidelines from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and most of the changes are incremental developments. However, the new standards include several new expectations in staffing,…

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The rollout timeline for the new trauma center verification standards of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) was announced during the closing session of the 2021 TQIP Annual Conference. Avery Nathens, MD, MPH, PhD, medical director of ACS trauma quality programs, revealed the release date of the new standards book and…

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Injured patients who tested positive for COVID-19 had an odds of death six times higher than uninfected trauma patients, researchers found. COVID-positive trauma patients also had twice the odds of any complication. The study was based on data collected by trauma centers designated by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF). It examined more than 15,000…

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Trauma research in the U.S. is underfunded compared to other diseases. While efforts are underway to lobby for additional support, these efforts do not address the underlying problem that hampers trauma research funding. According to Martin Schreiber, MD, FACS, chair of the Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA), a major problem is a lack of…

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