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
(6/17/13) HARD knocks to the head are a constant concern in contact sports — A crop of new lightweight devices that athletes can wear on the field may help people on sidelines keep better track of hits to players’ heads during games and practice sessions.
(6/14/13) Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., are hard at work on what they call the next logical frontier: easing the human body into fully repairing and regenerating itself, even with the most traumatic injuries, such as limb loss.
(6/13/13) A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that Siri and other voice activated apps pose a risky distraction for drivers. The study’s most surprising finding is that technology developed to enhance the safety of text messaging while driving is not very effective.
As National Trauma Awareness Month comes to close join ATS for a webinar entitled, "DISTRACTION - A National Effort to Reduce Injury". Learn about how NHTSA is working with states to reduce the number of distraction-related crashes and injuries. Hear from local agencies on how you can influence and help enforce these efforts at the local level.
Tuesday, June 11th from 1:00pm-2:00pm EST. Click here to register.
Message to the Victims and Families of the Oklahoma Tornados
The American Trauma Society wishes to extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and families impacted by the devastating tornado in Oklahoma. Our hearts go out to the dozens of families that have lost loved ones. As first responders and volunteers continue work to search for survivors and begin recovery efforts, they too will remain in our thoughts.
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 your lives on hold, day after day, to respond to the emergency needs of your neighbors.
- 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