American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons The Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopedic surgeons and others in the world. It engages in health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of musculoskeletal patients and the profession of orthopaedic surgery.
American College of Emergency Physicians The American College of Physicians promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients, and the public.
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma The ACS Committee on Trauma develops and implements programs for trauma care in local, regional, national and international arenas. Programs encompass education, professional development, standards of care and assessment of outcomes.
The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Furthers the study and practice of traumatic surgery in its various departments in the United States and Canada; furnishes leadership and fosters advances in the surgery of trauma.
American Trauma Society The ATS is dedicated to the prevention of trauma and improvement of trauma care.
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Furnishes leadership and fosters advances in the care of injured patients.
The United States Army Institute of Surgical ResearchDedicated to both laboratory and clinical trauma research; provides requirements-driven combat casualty care medical solutions and products for injured soldiers; provides state-of-the-art trauma, burn, and critical care to Department of Defense beneficiaries around the world and civilians in our trauma region; and provides Burn Special Medical Augmentation Response Teams.
American Association of Neurological Surgeons Dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to promote the highest quality of patient care.
Society of Trauma Nurses The Society of Trauma Nurses provides educational programs, mentoring, interest groups, prevention resources, outreach and services to its membership to assist trauma nurses in performance improvement and professional development.
Orthopedic Web LinksThe largest index of online information for orthopaedic surgeons, residents, nurses, patients, vendors and allied health professionals interested in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology. OWL is a free, web-based resource.
Trauma.ORGAn independent, non-profit organization providing global education, information and communication resources for professionals in trauma and critical care.
Trauma Center Association of AmericaTo secure the economic viability of America’s Trauma Centers and foster the development of a national system of trauma care to ensure access to excellent care for the seriously injured, anywhere and anytime.








The Facts About Trauma in the U.S.

■ Trauma is the #1 cause of death for Americans between 1 and 46 years old.

■ Trauma is the #3 cause of death overall.

■ Each year, trauma accounts for 41 million
ER visits and 2 million
hospital admissions.

■ Trauma injury accounts for 30% of all life years lost.

■ The economic burden of trauma is more than $671 billion annually.

■ Each year, more than 192,000 people lose their lives to trauma.