Archive for February, 2018

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – February 2018

Dr. Hoyt provides an update on the online ACS Communities and highlights how participants use the platform to improve patient care and share common concerns and interests.

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center: Dr. Kuy (foreground) with surgery residents who stayed on site during Hurricane Harvey and continued training

Preparation, teamwork pay off during 2017 Atlantic hurricane season

Lessons learned from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma underscore the importance of preparedness to provide adequate patient care in the wake of a natural disaster event.

Group of volunteers from HIMA-San Pablo Caguas Hospital preparing supplies after Hurricane Irma

From the rescuers to the rescued: A tale of two hurricanes

Surgeons’ efforts to respond to Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico are described.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: The quiet pioneer who started a revolution: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by ACS Past-President Kathryn Anderson, MD, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2017, describes the legacy of the first woman surgeon in England, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

Figure 1. The life cycle of a surgical resection specimen

Precision surgical oncology? The treasure is in the tissue

This article describes the challenges of obtaining and transporting uncompromised cancer resection specimens.

Figure 2. Example of a Roman scallpellus and similar instruments

The history of the scalpel: From flint to zirconium-coated steel

The origin and evolution of the surgical scalpel are highlighted.

Federal Legislative Priorities

ACS manages 2017 legislative gains despite Hill focus on ACA repeal, tax reform

A summary of the College’s key legislative activities in 2017 is provided, including efforts centered on workforce shortages, the opioid epidemic, and implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act.

American College of Surgeons

Statement on Cannabis Regulation and Risk of Injury

The following Statement on Cannabis Regulation and Risk of Injury was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

American College of Surgeons

Statement on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults

The following Statement on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

American College of Surgeons

Statement on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Pediatric Trauma Patients

The following Statement on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Pediatric Trauma Patients was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

Surgeons in the OR

Regulatory burden reduction

This column provides an overview of efforts to reduce regulatory burdens on surgeons, looks at the regulations that are most onerous for surgeons, and describes ACS recommendation for reducing or eliminating these encumbrances.

Race and residency training in the post-Charlottesville era

The challenges faced by surgical trainees of color are described as are recommendations for  enhancing the training environment.

ACS CRP

Surgical management of ADH, ALH, and LCIS

Appropriate surveillance and risk-reduction strategies for atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia are discussed.

RAS-ACS

Underused resources every ACS member should know about

This month’s column focuses on ACS benefits including educational webinars for young surgeons, the Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons, and ACS affinity programs.

Joint Commission publishes 2018 National Patient Safety Goals

The 2018 National Patient Safety Goals are summarized, particularly as they relate to the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery.

NTDB

2017 Pediatric Annual Report: ICD-10

The 2017 Annual Pediatric Report of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB®)—which outlines a variety of issues regarding the current state of care for injured pediatric patients in the U.S. and Canada—is highlighted.

Letters-to-the-editor

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding a recent column published in the Bulletin.

From left: Drs. Nathens, Bulger, and Stewart

TQIP annual meeting shares best practices, advances in trauma care

Topics covered at the 2017 TQIP meeting in Chicago, IL, are summarized, including an overview of ACS-military partnerships, teamwork essentials for trauma teams, and updates on TQIP and COT initiatives.

Leigh A. Neumayer

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS, elected Chair of ACS Board of Regents

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS, was elected the 2017–2018 Chair of the Board of Regents at the Annual Business Meeting of Members, October 2017.

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Register now to participate in 2018 Leadership & Advocacy Summit

Registration is open for the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2018, May 19–22 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

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