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Revised Statement on Intimate Partner Violence

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 […]

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ACS guidelines and statements help you deliver quality care

One of the primary goals of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is to provide surgeons with knowledge and skills to deliver the highest quality of patient care. The guidelines and statements developed by the ACS are intended to inform and guide Fellows in the care of their patients and to educate their patients and […]

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Revised Statement on Patient Safety in the Operating Room: Team Care

The ACS Statement on Surgical Patient Safety was revised to focus on team care and was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2018 meeting in Chicago, IL.

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Statement on Recommendations for Surgeons Caring for Patients Who Are Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Statement on Recommendation for Surgeons Caring for Patients Who Are Jehovah’s Witnesses was developed by the ACS Committee on Ethics and was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2018 meeting in Chicago, IL.

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Statement on Credentialing and Privileging and Volume Performance Issues

The Statement on Credentialing and Privileging and Volume Performance Issues was developed by the Credentialing and Privileging and Volume Performance Issues Workgroup and was approved by the Board of Regents at its February 2018 meeting in Chicago, IL.

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Statement on Medical Student Use of the Electronic Health Record

The ACS Board of Governors Surgical Training Workgroup developed the Statement on Medical Student Use of the Electronic Health Record, which was approved by the Board of Regents at its February 2018 meeting in Chicago, IL.

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Statement on Cannabis Regulation and Risk of Injury

The following Statement on Cannabis Regulation and Risk of Injury was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

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Statement on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults

The following Statement on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

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Statement on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Pediatric Trauma Patients

The following Statement on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Pediatric Trauma Patients was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

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Revised Statement on Diversity

The following revised Statement on Diversity was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

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Statement on Maintaining Surgical Access with a Locum Tenens Surgeon

The following Statement on Maintaining Surgical Access with a Locum Tenens Surgeon was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

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Statement on Social Media

The following Statement on Social Media was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

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Statement on the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act

The following Statement on the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

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Statement on Lithium Batteries

The following Statement on Lithium Batteries was developed by the ACS COT Committee on Injury Prevention and Control at its June 2017 meeting.

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Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention

The following Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention was developed by the ACS COT Committee on Injury Prevention and Control at its June 2017 meeting.

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Statement on Gender Salary Equity

The following Statement on Gender Salary Equity was developed by the ACS Women in Surgery Committee in partnership with the Association of Women Surgeons; it was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.

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Statement on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The following Statement on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic was developed by the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy and the Division of Education Patient Education Committee;  it was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.

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Revised Statement on the Development and Use of Proprietary Guidelines for Accountable Patient-Centered Care

The following Revised Statement on Proprietary Guidelines for Accountable Patient-Centered Care was developed by the Board of Governors’ Surgical Care Delivery Workgroup and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.

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Revised Statement on the Rationale for Emergency Surgical Call

The following Revised Statement on the Rationale for Emergency Surgical Call was developed by the Board of Governors’ Surgical Care Delivery Workgroup and was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.

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American College of Surgeons 2017 statement on health care reform

The ACS has developed a statement on health care reform featuring four core principles that should be reflected in any related legislation.

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