Trauma Committee


The mission of the APSA Trauma committee is to improve child health by promoting injury prevention, developing and implementing practice guidelines for the care of the injured child and performing research that will lead to reduced morbidity and mortality after injury.

To see the members of the committee please see the Trauma committee page on

Position Statements

Child abuse and the pediatric surgeon [1] (spring 2019)

Firearm injuries and children (spring 2013)


video link to the Stop the Bleed

video link to the Trauma committee session from the APSA 2020 virtual meeting on Imaging in Blunt Trauma, Viscoelastic Monitoring and Physical Chid Abuse


Trauma committee articles of interest

APSA Blunt Liver/Spleen Injury Guidelines 2019


  1. Escobar MA, Wallenstein KG, Christison-Lagay ER, et al. Child abuse and the pediatric surgeon: A position statement from the Trauma Committee, the Board of Governors and the Membership of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. J Pediatr Surg. 2019.  [PMID:30948199]
Last updated: November 26, 2020