April 14, 2022 by Philips Healthcare
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4-step plan for complying with new
ACS standards

Surgeon looking off to the right

The American College of Surgeons Committee (ACS) recently released its new standards for care of the injured patient in Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient - 2022 Standards. The first major revision to the standards in eight years, it now includes several new requirements for surgical and medical specialists that will require many hospitals to make additional financial commitments.


This article outlines a four-step plan to ensure trauma programs have the resources to comply with the new ACS standards. Key strategies include:
 

  1. Understand the flexibility built into the new standards
  2. Use registry data to accurately define call burden
  3. Clearly communicate the need to hospital executives
  4. Demonstrate the value of compliance
     

Read the full article 4-step plan for complying with new trauma center specialist requirements

About the author

Beth Fuller

Angie Chisolm, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN, CFRN, TCRN

Consulting Manager

Angie is a nationally recognized expert in trauma program and emergency services management. She is a results-driven leader with expertise in trauma program operations, providing mentoring and consulting focused on coding and billing, site survey readiness, performance improvement, and operational efficiency. 

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