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.

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Position Statements

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

Firearm injuries and children (spring 2013)


Stop the Bleed video


  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]