Archive for March, 2018
Dr. Hoyt outlines how the ATLS course has become a foundation of care for the injured patient by providing physicians around the world with a common language and a common approach to trauma care.
The evolution of early editions of the ATLS course are described, including significant changes introduced in the eighth edition and the expanded content provided in the 10th edition of the course.
ATLS program origins are summarized, including the College’s role in developing the course, and an update on the early developers of the course is provided.
This article outlines the global evolution of the ATLS course and provides the perspective of the first chief serving the Middle East and North Africa.
The development of the Management of the Complex Older Surgical Patient: Geriatric and Palliative Care course is described as are best practices for geriatric surgical care.
Factors determining MIPS applicability are examined as are 2018 reporting options for the Quality Payment Program.
A review of the Las Vegas trauma system response to the mass casualty shooting on October 1, 2017, is provided and opportunities for improvement in future trauma system disaster planning are described.
This column describes several penetrating trauma clinical scenarios to test the reader’s CPT coding knowledge.
This column describes an ileocolic intussusception quality improvement program launched at Seattle Children’s Hospital, WA.
A viable solution to the surgical workforce shortage could include retired surgeons who often seek out post-retirement teaching opportunities.
The OPTI-Surg study evaluates an efficient screening and optimization tool for improving outcomes after major cancer surgery.
The origin of the “What the Surgeon Ought to Be” prints, distributed to young surgeons in the mid-1950s, is summarized.
Whenever Joint Commission surveyors observe an individual’s failure to perform hand hygiene in the process of direct patient care they now must cite the incident as a deficiency.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of injured patients who were pregnant at the time of injury in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.
Eileen Metzger Bulger, MD, FACS, who was appointed the next ACS Committee on Trauma Chair in October 2017, begins serving in this role in March.
The background and course design of an Advanced Trauma Life Support demonstration program in Kandahar, Afghanistan is described.
This report summarizes the topics addressed by the College’s delegation to the American Medical Association House of Delegates meeting in November 2017.
Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Using data analytics to improve patient care
This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety summarizes the essential role of registries in providing clinically relevant data necessary to improve patient care.
Registration is open for the 12h annual ACS Residents as Teachers and Leaders Course, April 13−15 at the College’s headquarters in Chicago, IL.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: One thousand pediatric liver transplants during thirty years: Lessons learned
A study published in an upcoming issue of JACS presents lessons learned from the largest reported single-center experience of pediatric liver transplants.