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It's National Trauma Awareness Month!

May 4, 2015


The American Trauma Society, in collaboration with the Society of Trauma Nurses, is once again pleased to present National Trauma Awareness Month. This May, National Trauma Awareness Month celebrates its 27th anniversary with the campaign slogan, “3D Trauma Prevention” and focuses on contributors to motor vehicle crashes - Drugs/Drinking, Distraction and Drowsiness. Get more information about Trauma Awareness Month, including printable resources, here.



National ATS Launches Membership Campaign

May 1, 2015


To help promote its message of advocacy, prevention and the support of trauma patients & families, the American Trauma Society has announced a membership drive. Current ATS members can renew their membership and "refer a friend" to receive a free one-year membership. For more information about the membership campaign, visit www.amtrauma.org.



NC ATS Selects Injury Prevention Grantees

April 30, 2015

The NC ATS has selected two injury prevention projects for funding in 2015: Swim Safe by the Wake County Safe Kids Coalition & Safety Grab Bars by Wake Forest Health. Each of these proposals will make a significant impact in their respecitve community, and each has could be replicated in other areas of North Carolina.



National ATS Director visits NC

October 15, 2014


Ian Weston, the Executive Director for the American Trauma Society national organization, visited the NC Division of the ATS on October 15. Mr. Weston provided an update on national-level ATS activities, including the development of a training program for injury prevention specialists. Read more about the ATS here



Trauma Survivors Network Expands in NC

October 30, 2013


The American Trauma Society has partnered with several trauma centers across the US to promote the development of its Trauma Survivors' Network (TSN). Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte) and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem) are participating in a program to test the new version of the TSN. Read more about Trauma Survivors' Network here.