Committee on Trauma (COT)


The mission of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) is to develop and implement programs that support injury prevention and ensure optimal patient outcomes across the continuum of care. These programs incorporate advocacy, education, trauma center and trauma system resources, best practice creation, outcome assessment, and continuous quality improvement.


To eliminate preventable deaths and disabilities across the globe by preventing injury and improving the outcomes of trauma patients.

The Tennessee Committee on Trauma works in tandem with the TN Trauma Care Advisory Committee to support the Mission and Vision of the ACS Committee on Trauma in Tennessee.

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