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Meeting participants, including attendees from Hawassa University (right photo, from left): Ephrem Adem, clinical and academic director, College of Medicine and Health Sciences; Ayano Hula, president (obscured in background); and Abel Gedefaw, vice-president, chief executive director, College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Looking forward – November 2018(0)

November 1, 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.

Initial clinical practice guideline for postoperative management of pediatric appendicitis

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.

Critical Access Hospitals

Critical access hospitals continue to provide vital services to rural patients

The role of critical access hospitals in providing access to health care in rural areas is assessed, along with the financial benefits of facilities.

AMEDD advance gas aid station

The U.S. medical response to gas warfare in World War I

The evolution of treating chemical-related wartime casualties, specifically gas-related injuries, starting with World War I, is detailed.

The Joint Commission

Examining rapid response system treatments in the elderly patient population

This month’s column addresses the benefits of effectively using rapid response system calls for elderly patients who suffer from chronic illnesses.


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