Archive for October, 2018
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt highlights the College’s commitment to be responsive to the concerns of all surgeons, regardless of where they practice or their specialty.
The goals and objectives of the ACS Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Task Force are described, including developing resources to educate surgeons on the signs and consequences of IPV.
The correlation between intimate partner violence (IPV) and firearms are summarized as is the surgeon’s role in both IPV intervention and in advocating for evidence-based legislative solutions regarding access to firearms.
John Alverdy, MD, FACS—a leading surgeon-scientist with a focus on the molecular basis of surgical infections and the gut microbiome—is the latest physician to be profiled in this ongoing series.
A case study involving a patient who sustained a gunshot wound by an unknown assailant examines what happens when institutional and individual ethics collide.
Summarizes activities and issues discussed at State Lobby Days in 2018, including Stop the Bleed awareness training.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Intimate Partner Violence Task Force and Women in Surgery Committee have updated the Statement on Intimate Partner Violence developed by the Committee on Trauma (COT) in 2014. This revised statement also replaces the COT’s 2000 Statement on Domestic Violence. The Board of Regents approved the statement at its June […]
This column identifies several frequently asked questions about coding for liver surgery and the correct coding responses.
The legacy of Jeanine Chalabian, MD, a victim of intimate partner violence, and her effect on the author is the focus of this month’s column.
Colorectal screening options for patients younger than 50 years of age and trends in colorectal cancer rates for this age group are summarized.
The importance of high-reliability care, led by surgeon champions with a patient-centered approach to care, is summarized.
Because many cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) may remain stable without excision, more clinical trials are exploring the role of active surveillance in DCIS management.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients with multiple rib fractures in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.
This article summarizes the topics and issues presented at the 2018 Quality and Safety Conference in Orlando, FL.
The column takes a look at the College’s Advocate at Home Program, which is designed for all surgeon advocates to expand Fellow engagement in the College’s grassroots advocacy efforts.
The evolution of the Scientific Forum, including a new clinical trials session in 2018, is summarized.
A correction is noted for the July 2018 issue of the Bulletin.
Recommendations from the second volume of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery are highlighted.
The qualifications for ACS Fellowship and the steps necessary to apply are described in this news brief.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Postmortem evaluation of potentially survivable hemorrhagic death in a civilian population
A study reported in an upcoming issue of JACS found that over a 14-year study interval, 124 Maryland decedents—an average of nine per year—might have been saved with prompt placement of a tourniquet.