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Medications

Surgeon stewardship of the opioid epidemic: An introduction

In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the surgeon’s role in alleviating the opioid epidemic at the national, state, and local levels.

Medications

The general surgeon’s role in enhancing patient education about prescription opioids

The role of an interdisciplinary approach to minimize opioid use and enhance pain management, as well as the benefits of the Opioid Safety Initiative Toolkit, are described.

Medications

Postoperative opioid prescriptions: How surgeons can alleviate the opioid crisis

The Turn the Tide initiative is summarized as are alternative postoperative pain management strategies.

Medications

Surgeons and the opioid epidemic: Treatment and education strategies for the practicing surgeon

This article explains the effect of implicit biases on assessment and treatment of patient pain and describes how enhanced recovery after surgery protocols are used across  many specialties to reduce rates of opioid use.

Figure 1. CDS licensing and registration and medical education training requirements by state, as of June 21, 2017

Surgical leadership is required to reverse the opioid crisis

Describes how surgeons can help to reverse the opioid crisis through research and advocacy efforts and describes recent ACS efforts in this area.

Medications

Preoperative communication promotes opioid stewardship

Strategies for improving communication at the preoperative stage are summarized, and the role of informed consent in opioid stewardship is described.

Reframing Surgical Leadership

Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate?

The subject of this article—the benefits and challenges associated with the surgeon-scientist and the surgeon-advocate roles—will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium at Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA.

RAS-ACS

The 2016 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest: An introduction

The theme of the 2016 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest was Paying It Forward: When the Mentee Becomes the Mentor.

Dr. Kevin Koo

First-place essay: Paying it forward: When the mentee becomes the mentor

Kevin Koo, MD, MPH, MPhil, the 2016 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes how his experiences as a student with strong mentors have shaped how he works with junior members of the operating team today.

RAS-ACS

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents debate the boundaries of surgeon disclosure

The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Exploring the Limits of Surgeon Disclosure: Where Are the Boundaries? Read the first place essays submitted from both sides of the debate.

Maya-Babu

Generations of surgeons: Honoring and modernizing tradition

In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the importance of striking a balance between traditional surgical training and advances in technology and communication.

Surgery comes of age: The ACS and the evolution of the surgical profession

The College’s role in the evolution of surgical education and practice is summarized in this article, as is the increasingly visible role of women, minorities, and young surgeons in the ACS.

Talking through time: Trends in communication and the evolving patient-physician relationship

This article describes the effects of technology on patient-physician interactions and illustrates how patient access to medical information affects clinical decision making.

“Pimping”: Time-honored educational tradition or relic of the past?

Pimping as a common pedagogic technique throughout the history of formal medical education is examined in this article, which also describes the pros and cons of this technique and offers suggestions for effectively engaging in pimping.

The ACS and advocacy: A tradition of protecting our patients and advancing our profession

Successful regulatory and legislative efforts led by surgeon advocates, such as the repeal of the sustainable growth rate, are summarized in this article, as are ongoing initiatives to reform graduate medical education to sustain the health care workforce.

Technology for teaching: New tools for 21st century surgeons

This article describes how advances in computer technology, video cameras, and smart phones are revolutionizing surgical training and highlights the educational benefits of simulated training and telementoring.

Exploring the limits of surgeon disclosure: Where are the boundaries?

The subject of this article—the benefits and challenges associated with surgeon disclosure—will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium at Clinical Congress 2016 in Washington, DC.

Attendees at the Clinical Congress 2015 RAS Symposium

Not your father’s ACS: The view from the Chair of the RAS-ACS

The mission and future goals of the RAS-ACS’ four standing committees—Education, Issues & Advocacy, Membership, and Communication—are outlined in this article.

The 2015 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest: An introduction

The 2015 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest focused on “the hidden curriculum in surgery.”

First-place essay: The things I carry

Krista Terracina, MD, the 2015 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes how patient interactions have influenced her career as a surgeon.

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