Category: Services

Fact Sheet: ACS-COT Trauma Designation

New York State adopted the American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) standards and verification process for the State’s trauma system in 2013.  The ACS-COT standards allow for four levels of trauma center.  Level 3 and 4 trauma centers are community hospitals which dedicate their resources to receiving and stabilizing severely injured patients and then transfer those patients to level 1 or 2 centers.

Steps in the New York State process include:

  1. Attendance at state trauma committee meetings
  2. Consultative visit from ACS-COT
  3. Prior to the consultative, the hospital needs to have in place:
  • Trauma service
  • Trauma medical director
  • Creation of a trauma registry
  • Data submission to the NYS Trauma Registry
  • Data submission to the National Trauma Data Bank
  • 9-12 months of trauma data
  • Performance improvement process  – doesn’t have to be fully developed by the consultative visit

4.  After the consultative visit report, the hospital has 2 years to request an ACS-COT verification visit

5. Once verified, the hospital must schedule a verification visit from ACS-COT every 3 years

 

New York State Department of Health links:

New York State Trauma Program

New York State Trauma Program

 

There are four hospitals currently designated as Level 3 in New York:

Canton-Potsdam Hospital        50 Leroy St        Potsdam, NY 13676        (315) 265-3300

Southhampton Hospital        240 Meeting House Lane        Southampton, NY 11968       (516) 726-8200

St Elizabeth Medical Center        2209 Genesee St        Utica, NY 13501        (315) 798-8100

St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital/Newburgh        70 Dubois Street        Newburgh, NY 12550        (845) 561-4400

 

American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma links:

American College of Surgeon’s Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT)

Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient (2014)

      Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient 2014/Resources Repository

      About the Verification, Review, and Consultation Program    

 

Other links:

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses

American Trauma Society

National Trauma Data Bank

Trauma Center Association of America

Verified Trauma Centers FAQs  (American College of Surgeons)

From the Library to the Bedside

After receiving patient education materials from the library, most patients rate themselves as “well-informed” about their requested topic.

Trained volunteers ask patients on 5200 if they would like to receive educational materials from the library.  The librarian fills the requests using reliable resources including MedlinePlus, ExitCare and Lexicomp.

Read more about the Health Information Ambassador Program at Rochester General Hospital at:

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Need a cup of coffee?

Coffee, tea and hot cocoa is now available for purchase in the library!

Coffee, tea and hot cocoa — now available for purchase in the library!

Yes, you can drink in the library!  In fact, Werner Medical Library recently introduced coffee service.

For just $1 per cup you can brew your own cup of Green Mountain coffee, tea, or hot cocoa.The unit accepts dollar bills and change, and uses a Keurig system to dispense your beverage.

If you need help using the service, just ask.

Enjoy!