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
(12/5/13) More than 19,500 Americans have been wounded in the war in Afghanistan. They key to their survival has been advancements in patient movement. Trauma care now begins on the battlefield itself and continues from the point of injury all the way to military hospitals back here in the U.S..
(12/4/13) The CDC today, released the National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI), a new way to measure and advance the nation’s readiness to protect people during a disaster or public health emergency. Check out the results for your state....
(12/2/13) A train derailment in the Bronx yesterday took the life of 4 and injured over 65 riders. Hear from Dr. Ernest Patti from St. Barnabas hospital who discussed the Level I facility's response and the nature of the injuries received in the ER.
ATS Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
The ATS National Office will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. On behalf of the entire ATS family, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the Boston Marathon bombing are prompting medical experts to change their thinking about the long-disdained technique of using tourniquets to save lives. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlighted Dr. Jacobs work on the Hartford Consensus, a document which outlines recommendations for active shooter and mass casualty incidents. Those recommendations included a call for wider use of tourniquets.
TNLC Launches Google Group
The Trauma Nurse Leadership Council announces the launch of its long awaited Google Group. This forum was established as a means to exchange ideas and information on a variety of trauma related issues. All trauma professionals are welcome to participate in the discussion. To receive your invitation to join, please email ATS Associate Director Kathy Robinson with "TNLC Google Group" in the subject line.
- Thu Dec 12
ATS Annual Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Washington, DC Thru: 12/13/2013