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.
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The ATS is in the process of upgrading to our new website. Trauma Watch Daily News will return with the release of our new site. In the meantime you can get daily news from our Facebook page @atstrauma.
Federal regulators are addressing a glaring hole in auto safety rules by proposing new crash-test standards to better protect children in car seats. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it was seeking a new rule that requires child car seats to withstand side-impact collisions of up to 30 miles an hour.
Children's hospitals are expanding programs to care for a fast-growing category of young patients: injured athletes. The rehabilitation needs of children and teens are different than those of adults. More sports medicine programs are working exclusively with young athletes, using surgical techniques and physical therapy protocols that don't interfere with growing bones and cartilage.
Stony Brook School of Nursing is hosting the 1st Annual Trauma Registry Conference on August 22, 2014. The Next Step: Integrating Trauma Registry Data into Performance Improvement.
The conference will be held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Stony Brook University Manhattan Campus. For more information call 631-444-1059
The ATS Trauma Data and Registry Council serves the membership by providing trauma registrars and systems at large, with the tools, education, and resources to ensure and maintain the highest quality injury data. The Council seeks individuals with an interest in trauma, broad familiarity with healthcare, and, above all, an enthusiasm for creative ideas and important issues within and outside of their areas of expertise.
We hope you will consider joining us. Please click here for the application - http://bit.ly/SaolUj or the link above for more information. Deadline is Friday, May 30th, 2014.
CMS Sets New Implementation Date for ICD-10
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the new deadline for ICD-10 implementation. In a nearly 1,700 page proposed rule on FY2015 inpatient payment policies, CMS set Oct 1, 2015 as the new deadline.
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