Welcome to the Pediatric Trauma Society
The PTS is a developing professional organization for all providers that are interested in improving outcomes for injured children through development of optimal care guidelines, education, research and advocacy.
PTS is the product of the collaborative vision of many pediatric trauma healthcare providers from around the world. Filling a void, PTS is working toward becoming the resource for both pediatric and adult trauma care providers to improve pediatric trauma care regardless of where injured children are cared for.
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PTS Investigator Database
The PTS Investigator Database is up and running. The goal of the database is to foster collaboration between investigators and across institutions. Database features include member contact information, ability to upload a photo and CV, publications, geographical collaboration map, and a search function that allows members to search for PTS members with a specific research interest. The Database also includes a Discussion Board for PTS members to recruit collaborators research topics of interest or to pose research questions to the rest of the membership. It is the only online research forum for pediatric trauma on the web.
The Research Committee hopes that the PTS membership will find the database as a useful tool that enhances their research experience. You must be logged in to the PTS Member Only area to use this feature. If you encounter any issues while using the database, please email Rita Burke.
Pediatric Trauma Benchmarking
The goal of PTS is to measure the care we provide against a standard. This information represents the start of an attempt to establish a standard for the care of injured children. The information was compiled using data from the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), a service of the Children's Hospital Association. The PHIS includes information on all kids cared for at the 44 busiest children's hospitals in the US and Canada. The hospital names have been removed to allow the data to be shown widely without anyone knowing the institution.More...
Pediatric Trauma Summit and Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma Host Pediatric Trauma Summit
The Pediatric Trauma Society partnered with the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma to co-host a national pediatric trauma conference at Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. on April 22-24, 2013. The Childress Summit of the PTS assessed the state of pediatric trauma care in the U.S. and created a 10-year plan for best practices in research, treatment and education.
"Our goal is to leave this summit with a plan to impact the No. 1 killer of children in America. It is up to us to layout the changes needed and then find the funding sources to make those changes happen. Together, we will save the lives of more critically injured children." Lynn Haas, RN, PTS President
Four content specific teams were assembled to discuss outcomes and recommendations for the future. White papers will be developed from each team representing General Trauma; TBI/Neuro; Resuscitation, Emergency and Critical Care; and Trauma Systems.
In addition to PTS Executive Board members 49 representatives from 18 states representing children's hospitals, trauma centers, research facilities and government agencies across the U.S., including:
Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Boston Children's Hospital
Brenner Children's Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital of Colorado
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh at UPMC
Children's National Medical Center
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
Columbia University, Harlem Hospital Center
Cook Children's Medical Center
Dell Children's Medical Center
EMSC at Children's National Medical Center
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Harvard Medical School
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Kosair Children's Hospital
Medical College of Wisconsin Institute for Health and Society
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children's Hospital
St. Mary's Medical Center
Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii
Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Health & Human Services, ASPR, Emergency Care Coordination Center
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine