Looking forward – August 2015(Comments Off)
An annual memorial service at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, gives faculty and residents an opportunity to remember patients who recently died and to express how the experience personally affected them.
Guidelines for transitioning to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), including information about clinical documentation implementation programs are provided in this month’s column.
This month’s column highlights Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery (EBDS) and the College’s patient education programs—two College-based resources aimed at helping members deliver optimal patient care.
The S0820 Preventing Adenomas of the Colon with Eflornithine and Sulindac (PACES) study seeks to determine whether two drugs that have shown early promise can significantly lower the risk of secondary colorectal polyp or cancer for these survivors.
Contributing factors that can result in surgeon fatigue, including insufficient staffing and extended workdays, are summarized in this month’s column, as are suggestions for preventing this condition including implementing a fatigue management plan.
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- A hot mess: Clothing-related burn injuries
- Looking forward – July 2015
- Quality and Resource Use Reports
- The North Dakota Rural Surgery Support Program: Providing surgical services to communities in need
- Multimodality treatment considerations in esophageal and gastric cancer: Are we making progress?
- TST: The right operation, on the right patient, in the right location
- All smoke, no fire
- Letters to the Editor
- Looking forward – June 2015
- The transition to ICD-10 before October 1 compliance deadline
- Big data and GME: Expanding the scope of patient safety and QI training
- New manual for cancer surgery issued: Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery
- The Surgeon Specific Registry and the ACS Member Profile enhance your practice
- A new direction for “A look at The Joint Commission”
- Hit the road, jacked—road rash injuries