The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery (EBDS) program, developed and administered by the ACS Division of Education, recently released four new modules (see related story). These point-of-care modules address diagnoses and conditions most relevant to general surgeons and are derived from currently available evidence, practice guidelines, and consensus recommendations from experienced surgeons. The EBDS modules are available online via smartphones, tablets, and computers and can be used for decision support, patient-focused interactions with other health care professionals, and patient education.
The topics covered in the four new modules include:
- Enhanced Recovery after Elective Abdominal Surgery
- Surgical Management of Complicated Gastroduodenal Ulcer Disease
- Management of Geriatric Trauma
- Lobular Carcinoma In Situ and Atypical Hyperplastic Breast Lesions