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TRAUMA COMMITTEE

APSA Committees carry out a number of different critical functions for the association. To learn more about a specific committee, click on the name below. APSA members who are logged onto the site will also see committee chair contact information.

Mission

The mission of the Trauma Committee is to care for children in the face of injury so that they can thrive and to uncover through clinical research the regional factors that increase the acuity and frequency of injury in children and adolescents.

This mission also addresses injuries related to child abuse and methods to identify abuse and improve outcomes of children who are abused by early recognition and intervention. The committee will liaise with child abuse pediatricians. The mission of the Trauma Committee is to care for children in the face of injury so that they can thrive and to uncover through clinical research the regional factors that increase the acuity and frequency of injury in children and adolescents.

This mission also addresses injuries related to child abuse and methods to identify abuse and improve outcomes of children who are abused by early recognition and intervention. The committee will liaise with child abuse pediatricians.

Trauma Committee Literature Reviews

This bi-annual review provides trauma related content pertinent to pediatric surgeons. The selections are compiled by members of the Trauma Committee, but as a group, they are not endorsing the results of these studies as definitive practice. Continuing medical education maintenance of certification self-assessment credit for the literature reviews is available through APSA’s ExPERT CME Program. View the Trauma Committee Literature Reviews.

Statement on Firearm Injuries and Children

Approved by the APSA Board of Governors and Membership – May 4, 2013. Read the statement.