report. The ACS COT has committed to assist CNTR by
using the National Trauma Data Bank® and the TQIP®
systems to enhance the efficacy of clinical trials in these
networks. Making the report’s research agenda a reality
remains the top goal of the CNTR. The AAST, N TI, EAST,
and WTA have been great partners to the ACS COT in
advancing our combined efforts to improve the care of
the injured patient.
The ACS COT and CNTR have both created position
statements outlining support for specific implementation
strategies aligned with the NASEM guidelines. These statements are scheduled to be published in the October issue of
the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 9-10 Creating this
implementation strategy is vital, as the charge of the Academies’ committee is essentially complete once the report
is fully released in November. This is a critical project for
the ACS, CNTR, and other partner organizations. This past
August, the American College of Emergency Physicians
and the COT collaborated on the development of a national
database that would enable an immediate preventable death
analysis following active mass casualty incidents. A commitment to working together is at the heart of the COT’s
approach to making zero preventable deaths a reality.
We believe the NASEM report will have a tremendous
impact on the care of the injured patient, and the ACS COT
is committed to making this belief a reality.
Grace Rozycki, MD, FACS, AAST President, commented: “The AAST has a long history of promoting,
evaluating, and leading innovation in trauma systems.
We are committed to dissemination, implementation, and
working with our CNTR partners to create the research
agenda called for in this latest report.” And, as Dr. Scalea,
a founding member of CNTR and a contributor to the
current recommendations, added, “It was a pleasure and
an honor to serve on the Military Trauma Care’s Learning
Health System and its Translation to the Civilian Sector
Committee. I am confident that, working together, we
can meet the goal of zero preventable deaths called for
in our report.” ♦
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