Archive for June, 2018
Establishing a patient-surgeon relationship that is built on trust is the focus of this month’s column.
A partnership between a civilian and military surgery department is described as are the innovative trauma care advancements that result from these collaborative efforts.
Chapter-by-chapter content updates in the ATLS 10th edition are summarized, including key revisions to shock, thoracic, head trauma care, and other topic areas.
Partners in Health and Zanmi Lasante’s efforts to enhance surgical services in central Haiti are outlined.
The results of a survey of ACS Board of Governors are summarized, including viewpoints on physicians coping with ergonomic injuries and their prevention.
A summary of ongoing trauma-related legislative activity for the 115th congressional session is provided, including the Mission Zero Act, PAHPA, and Stop the Bleed.
Frequently asked CPT coding questions—covering a range of procedures—and their correct responses are the focus of this month’s column.
The role of precision immunotherapy in treating solid tumors is summarized.
Strategies for achieving health care equity, which contributes to improved surgical outcomes, are outlined.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of blunt diaphragm injuries in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.
The goals of the 2018 ACS Quality and Safety Conference are outlined, including the meeting’s theme and registration information.
This month’s column provides an in-depth look at the College’s advocacy efforts related to the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.
The ACS and other stakeholders have developed a consensus on recommendations for operating room attire, specifically ear and hair covering.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Evaluating the effect of margin consensus guideline publication on operative patterns and financial impact of breast cancer surgery
A study in an upcoming issue of JACS finds that surgical and financial outcomes are improved with implementation of the consensus guideline on margins for breast conservation surgery.
The ACS Committee on Diversity has released new resources to support surgeons with challenges related to diversity and cultural competency.
ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.
Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: The effects of disruptive behavior, mentoring, and coaching on quality improvement
This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety examines two behaviors exhibited by surgeons—disruptive behavior and mentorship—and their effect on quality of care.
This summary provides excerpts from external media outlets covering ACS activities and initiatives from February through April 2018.
A total of 18 surgeons will attend the Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management in June at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.