Archive for February, 2018
Dr. Hoyt provides an update on the online ACS Communities and highlights how participants use the platform to improve patient care and share common concerns and interests.
Lessons learned from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma underscore the importance of preparedness to provide adequate patient care in the wake of a natural disaster event.
Surgeons’ efforts to respond to Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico are described.
Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: The quiet pioneer who started a revolution: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by ACS Past-President Kathryn Anderson, MD, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2017, describes the legacy of the first woman surgeon in England, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.
This article describes the challenges of obtaining and transporting uncompromised cancer resection specimens.
The origin and evolution of the surgical scalpel are highlighted.
A summary of the College’s key legislative activities in 2017 is provided, including efforts centered on workforce shortages, the opioid epidemic, and implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act.
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.
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.
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.
This column provides an overview of efforts to reduce regulatory burdens on surgeons, looks at the regulations that are most onerous for surgeons, and describes ACS recommendation for reducing or eliminating these encumbrances.
The challenges faced by surgical trainees of color are described as are recommendations for enhancing the training environment.
Appropriate surveillance and risk-reduction strategies for atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia are discussed.
This month’s column focuses on ACS benefits including educational webinars for young surgeons, the Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons, and ACS affinity programs.
The 2018 National Patient Safety Goals are summarized, particularly as they relate to the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery.
The 2017 Annual Pediatric Report of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB®)—which outlines a variety of issues regarding the current state of care for injured pediatric patients in the U.S. and Canada—is highlighted.
The following comments were received regarding a recent column published in the Bulletin.
Topics covered at the 2017 TQIP meeting in Chicago, IL, are summarized, including an overview of ACS-military partnerships, teamwork essentials for trauma teams, and updates on TQIP and COT initiatives.
Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, FACS, was elected the 2017–2018 Chair of the Board of Regents at the Annual Business Meeting of Members, October 2017.
Registration is open for the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2018, May 19–22 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.