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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

  • Car Seats to Face Crash-Test Standards

    (1/23/14) 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.

  • For Young Athletes, Injuries Need Special Care

    (1/22/14) 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.

  • Congress Passes $1 Trillion Spending Bill

    (1/17/14) Last night, Congress voted to approve a $1.1 trillion spending bill. Some government programs will see their budgets increase for the first time since the sequester. However, many view the bill, which was tightly negotiated between House and Senate appropriators, as an exercise in compromise and a mixed bag for healthcare delivery and prevention.

ATS Highlights

  • ATS National Office Closed - 2/13

    Due to inclement weather, the ATS National Office will be closed today, Thursday, February 13.

  • Burn Injury Awareness Week - February 2-8, 2014

    “Hot liquids burn like fire!” That is just one of the messages the ATS wants you to remember this week. Scalds are the number one cause of burn injuries to children under four. Remember to supervise children when you are cooking or drinking hot liquids and to turn water heaters down to deliver hot water at less than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. For more burn safety tips, visit the link above.

  • January 2014 Issue of the ATS PULSE Released

    Check out the new issue of the ATS Health Policy Newsletter, the PULSE. The PULSE delivers federal, state and local policy information affecting the trauma professional. Click on the "Legislation" link above to access the newsletter.


Thu Jun 5

Trauma Registry Course, Washington, DC

Location: The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm Thru: 6/6/2014 Register