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
(5/24/13) Gender-based disparities in access to health care services in general have been recognized for some time and evidence is emerging that these disparities extend to the treatment of severe injuries in trauma centers according to a study from the University of Toronto.
(5/23/13) Emergency departments are now responsible for half of all inpatient admissions and accounted for nearly all the increases in admissions between 2003 and 2009, according to a new report from Rand Corporation.
(5/22/13) It sounds like science fiction, but there's a way a remote doctor could come to the rescue. A first of its kind technology is allowing first-responders and trauma surgeons to 'link up' to save lives. A direct link from the scene to the trauma center is easily accomplished using a smart phone or tablet and a mini camera attached to a SWAT medic who can wirelessly connect to the hospital.
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.
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.
- 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