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ACS TQP Best Practice Guidelines

The ACS TQP Best Practice Guidelines aim to provide recommendations for managing patient populations or injury types with special considerations to trauma care providers. The Trauma Quality Programs (TQP) Best Practices Project Team and a panel of guest experts from appropriate specialties, work together over the course of the year to create each guideline. The guidelines are created from evidence-based literature when available and consensus of the group when evidence is lacking.

These guidelines are created by leading health care professionals in each field, and provide a valuable resource for trauma centers everywhere.


Acute Pain Management in Trauma Patients

Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, and Intimate Partner Violence

Geriatric Trauma Management

Imaging Guidelines

Management of Orthopaedic Trauma

Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

Massive Transfusion in Trauma

Palliative Care


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