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The American College of Surgeons (ACS), in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Baltimore, MD, has launched the AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Safety Program for Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS). This new surgical quality improvement program is funded and guided by AHRQ. The AHRQ Safety […]
An update on ACS efforts to improve the quality of team-based perioperative care is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month, including the finalized joint Statement on Physician-Led Team-Based Surgical Care, the development of geriatrics care guidelines, the release of the Children’s Surgery Verification Standards, and a description of the College’s Strong for Surgery Initiative.
The new Optimal Perioperative Management of the Geriatric Patient: A Best Practices Guideline—developed by the ACS and American Geriatrics Society provides a framework for addressing complex issues facing patients of advanced age.
A collaboration between the College and the American Society of Anesthesiologists to develop a Statement on Team-Based Surgical Care, which emphasizes patient-centered perioperative care is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.
Traci Hedrick, MD, FACS—co-author of a study on enhanced recovery protocols for surgical patients published in the February online edition of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons—is interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
This month’s column summarizes the increasing need for surgical health care professionals to be attentive to perioperative care and the College’s efforts to establish protocols for this phase of patient care.