Committee on Trauma (COT)

To improve all phases of the management of the injured patient in Tennessee including prehospital care and transportation, hospital care, and rehabilitation; to prevent injuries in the home, in industry, on the highway, and during participation in sports; to establish and implement institutional and systems standards for care of the injured; to provide education to improve trauma care; and to cooperate with other national organizations with similar objectives.

The Committee on Trauma is pleased to announce that the video of our 2016 Scudder Orator, Susan Briggs, MD, FACS, on “Responding to Crisis: Surgeons as Leaders in Disaster Response,” is now available online on the COT homepage at Committee on Trauma.

Putting the Pieces Together: A National Effort to Complete the U.S. Trauma System

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