Archive for May, 2019
This month’s column outlines findings from a recent ACS member survey and describes College initiatives to address marketplace challenges, particularly those in private practice.
Proceedings and recommendations from the OR attire summit: A collaborative model for guideline development
The recommendations provided at the operating room attire summit are described, including the findings of relevant scientific literature reviewed by summit participants.
The results of a survey of ACS Board of Governors are summarized, including surgeon viewpoints and experiences concerning both disruptive and impaired surgeons.
The pioneering work of Dr. John M. Howard is summarized, particularly his contributions to trauma, vascular, and pancreatic surgery for both civilian and military patients.
Developments in state legislation in the first quarter of 2019, including bills related to Maintenance of Certification, single-payor coverage, and unanticipated billing, are summarized.
This month’s articles focus on the role of the NIH in metabolic surgery, and improvements in the accreditation of centers through advocacy-related efforts.
The findings of NIH-supported clinical trials, including Look AHEAD and LABS studies, are identified as are future research objectives.
The efforts to improve patient access to quality metabolic surgical care through advocacy-related initiatives are described.
The Statement on Guidelines for the Ethical Use of Social Media by Surgeons was developed by the ACS Committee on Ethics and was approved by the Board of Regents at its February 2019 meeting in Chicago, IL.
The efficacy of a pediatric cervical spine clearance pathway developed by Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, is described.
Clinical trial data are examined to help develop a consensus approach for locally advanced gastric cancer.
Archives of the American College of Surgeons
Strategies for curbing aggressive patient behavior in the workplace are examined.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients with knife wounds to the kidneys in the National Trauma Data Bank®.
Reporting on an issue with both federal and state implications: unanticipated, or surprise, billing from out-of-network physicians or facilities.
Health care professionals dedicated to raising the bar on the quality of surgical care and patient safety are invited to attend the American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2019 Quality and Safety Conference, July 19–22 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. “The ACS Quality and Safety Conference is likely the leading conference dedicated […]
A summary of The New Yorker article featuring the ACS Stop the Bleed® initiative, published last month, is provided.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Transferred emergency general surgery patients are at increased risk of death: A NSQIP propensity score-matched analysis
Interhospital transfer status has a small effect on mortality and morbidity in the emergency general surgery population, according to a new study published in JACS.
This report describes the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and the College as of February 2019.
The recipients of the ACS Resident Research Scholarships for 2019–2021 are announced.