New in 2024: National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS)

This education addresses changes to the 2024 National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) Data Dictionary (released July 2023) and offers structured case reviews focusing on the important changes. This education is designed for all staff who document, abstract, validate, report, and analyze their trauma data. The Case  Scenario portion of this course consists of 12 scenario-based questions focused on applying 2024 changes to the NTDS Dictionary. 


Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is: Trauma Program Managers, Trauma Registrars, Data Analysts, and Performance Improvement professionals from TQIP centers.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose and impact of the NTDS Data Dictionary on trauma data collection and reporting.

  2. Discuss the changes and updates in the 2024 NTDS Data Dictionary (released July 2023), specifically focusing on new data elements, revisions to existing ones, and any guideline modifications.

  3. Apply 2024 NTDS Data Dictionary updates to case-based scenarios to accurately collect and document trauma data.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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Disclosure Information

In accordance with ACCME regulations (ACCME Standard 3), the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone who is able to control the content of the activity has disclosed all financial relationships with any ineligible companies in the 24 months prior to their involvement in the educational activity.

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Content Contributors

This course offers 1.0 CE credit. 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17399 for 1 contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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