Archive for July, 2018
Dr. Hoyt provides his perspective on the status of ACS Quality Programs and where they are headed in the future.
The evolution of the TTP Program to the new ACS Mastery in General Surgery Program is described, along with the experiences of three accredited institutions.
Previous ACS Clinical Scholars describe how the program affected their career path and why this program continues to result in improved patient outcomes and safer patient care.
This article from the ACS Committee on Trauma is an introduction to the feature on gun violence and firearm policy in the U.S.
An overview of the distribution and determinants of gun-related violence in the U.S. is summarized as are firearm-related policy and legislative initiatives.
Can communication proficiency mitigate moral distress among surgeons? A case study and call to action
Moral distress and its potential effects on patient care are described using a case study in which an inexperienced resident must deliver difficult news without mentoring from the attending.
The results of a survey of ACS Board of Governors are summarized, including surgeon viewpoints on the increasing role of APPs.
The Clinical Congress Preliminary Program offers an overview of Postgraduate Courses, Named Lectures, and other information related to Clinical Congress 2018, October 21–25 in Boston, MA.
The importance of identifying high-risk, frail cancer patients to ensure optical care is the focus of this month’s column.
Management of endometrial cancer, including risk factors such as genetics and obesity, are summarized.
The safe return of a relative of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, after Germany’s declaration of war on Russia in 1914, is the focus of this month’s column.
Factors associated with health workplace violence, including understaffing and unrestricted public access to hospital rooms and clinics, are summarized.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients with psychiatric comorbidities and traumatic injuries in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.
The ACS NAPRC’s first accreditation was awarded to the John Muir Health Rectal Cancer Program in California after meeting 19 standards.
This month’s column looks at the ACS’ and the Commission on Cancer’s cancer-related advocacy priorities, including pediatric cancer research, colorectal cancer screening, and quality of life improvement.
ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC fundraising and disbursement efforts are described.
The newsworthy accomplishments of ACS members are summarized.
A collaborative ACS Cancer Programs study showed no significant association between frequency of surveillance testing and the time to detection of recurrence for colorectal cancer patients.
Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: Beginning your quality improvement journey
This final excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety provides an overview of the topics discussed in the manual.
Registration is now open for the ACS Comprehensive General Surgery Review Course, which takes place in July in Chicago.