The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For over 40 years, ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and the victims of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our goals are to prevent injury whenever possible, and to ensure optimal treatment of trauma when it does occur.
TraumaWatch Daily News
(5/15/13) They've been taking their first steps, pushing through tough rehabilitation workouts and venturing into crowds again. One month after blasts at the Boston Marathon killed three and injured 265, victims of the attack are trying to adjust to a "different normal" -- as one of them put it.
(5/13/13) Many parents are putting their children at risk while driving by multi-tasking, according to a University of Michigan survey of more than 600 parents about various common driving distractions. Among the findings, 93% of them admitted to chatting on the phone, texting, fiddling with the GPS, or doing other things while driving with their children in the car.
(5/9/13) Highway crashes are the leading cause of death for young Americans. While such fatalities had declined in recent years, overall highway deaths were up last year. Deaths of 16- and 17-year-olds increased nearly 20 percent from the previous year, based on preliminary data. The NTSB, through Project Yellow Light, is encouraging students to preach their own messages of "don't text and drive" to their peers.
It's National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week!
Join ATS as we say thank you to our EMS Providers - our Everyday Heroes - for their exceptional and selfless services provided to countless patients every day. Thank you for putting you lives on hold, day after day, to respond to the emergency needs of your neighbors.
Vanderbilt, country superstar Tim McGraw share important message regarding dangers of distracted driving
In honor of National Trauma Awareness Month, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is raising awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving through its participation in the newly released video for the song “Highway Don’t Care,” performed by Tim McGraw and featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
It's National Nurses Week
ITS NATIONAL NURSES WEEK! 'Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers.' Nurses serve in a variety of roles, and all of them with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient safety. The American Trauma Society would like to take a moment to recognize all of our nurse members during this important week.
- Sat Jun 15
Location: Hyatt San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, CA Time: 7:00am - 5:00pm Thru: 6/16/2013 Register
- Sat Sep 21
Location: Harborview Medical Center Time: 7:00am - 5:00pm Thru: 9/22/2013 Register
- Wed Nov 13
Location: Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN Time: 7:00am - 5:00pm Thru: 11/14/2013 Register