Archive for November, 2018
Dr. Hoyt outlines the development and evolution of the ACS-COSECSA Surgical Training Collaborative at Hawassa University, Awassa, Ethiopia, which is scheduled to start in January 2019.
An ACS delegation to Israel describes the challenges facing the country’s health care system as well its innovative approaches to providing care in times of conflict.
Outlines the history of locum tenens physicians and identifies the benefits and challenges associated with temporary staff surgeons.
Summarizes the overall drug shortage problem and describes the role of GPOs and manufactures in preventing medication shortages.
Stop the Bleed program policy advances at the federal and regional level are summarized, including information about states that plan to introduce bills in 2019.
RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents describe the benefits and challenges of physician extenders in academic surgery
The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Physician Extenders in Academic Surgery: Integrated Partner or Parallel Player? The following are the second place essays submitted featuring views from both sides of the debate.
The role of physician extenders in resident education is explored.
Summarizes the benefits of APPs including reducing resident workload and enhanced patient care.
Describes the history and mission of the C. James Carrico, MD, FACS, award and outlines information and research projects of the current roster of Carrico Champions.
UC Davis implements a clinical practice guideline for postoperative management of pediatric appendicitis
The results—and lessons learned—of a clinical practice guideline developed for postoperative management of pediatric appendicitis is the focus of this month’s column.
The role of critical access hospitals in providing access to health care in rural areas is assessed, along with the financial benefits of facilities.
The evolution of treating chemical-related wartime casualties, specifically gas-related injuries, starting with World War I, is detailed.
This month’s column addresses the benefits of effectively using rapid response system calls for elderly patients who suffer from chronic illnesses.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients with flail chest and rib fixation in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.
Summarizes key pieces of ACS-supported legislation that have been enacted in recent months and outlines remaining bills that the 115th Congress will need to consider.
Ronald. V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), FCSHK(Hon), was installed as ACS President and Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, and Phillip R. Caropreso, MD, FACS, were installed as First and Second Vice-President, respectively, at Clinical Congress 2018.
Honorary Fellowship in the ACS was awarded to 12 prominent surgeons from around the world during Convocation ceremonies that preceded the official opening of Clinical Congress 2018.
Prof. Roger M. Greenhalgh, MD, MChir, FRCS, is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Michel S. Makaroun, MD, FACS.
Citation for Prof. John M. Hutson, AO, BS, MD(Melb), MD(Monash), DSc(Melb), FRACS, FAAP(Hon), FCAPS(Hon)
Prof. John M. Hutson, AO, BS, MD(Melb), MD(Monash), DSc(Melb), FRACS, FAAP(Hon), FCAPS(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Mary E. Fallat, MD, FACS.
Prof. Jakob Izbicki, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), is presented for Honorary Fellowship in the ACS by Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCS, FRCSEd(Hon), FRCSI(Hon).