Archive for September, 2018
Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights the Scientific Program of Clinical Congress 2018, as well as other educational and member engagement opportunities offered during the annual meeting.
Women surgeons describe the factors that have led to their leadership roles within the profession and the ACS and provide advice for young surgeons considering similar career pathways.
This article describes the Shriners-Galveston model for treating pediatric burn patients from LMICs through logistical and regulatory partnerships.
EHR usability challenges are summarized, including its inability to adapt to individual practices and outdated documentation guidelines.
The ACS advocacy efforts and policy positions regarding the opioid crisis are summarized as are the key points of the SUPPORT Patients and Communities Act, which includes provisions for treatment, prevention, and safe disposal of opioids.
Strategies for enhancing the role of surgeons in health policy advocacy are highlighted.
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.
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.
The restrictions regarding physicians’ ability to seek reimbursement for cost-sharing amounts from Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) enrollees are summarized as are practices to ensure compliance with QMB billing rules.
An update on correct coding for breast procedures, including case examples, is provided.
Researchers at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, conducted a quality improvement project to identify opportunities to reduce clostridium difficile infection.
The benefits of a trainee-focused financial literacy program targeted at the general surgery resident are described.
The evolving clinical management of sentinel node-positive melanoma: The impact of MSLT-II on clinical practice
The results of the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial-II as they relate to treatment recommendations for melanoma patients with a positive sentinel lymph mode biopsy are summarized.
Highlights the College’s efforts to prepare its American Fellows to treat patients during World War I.
Summarizes enhancements made to the assessment of an organization’s safety culture during the accreditation process.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of patients with rib fractures in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, a thoracic surgeon in New York, NY, has been selected to receive this year’s Distinguished Service Award, the College’s highest honor.
The Annual Business Meeting of Members of the ACS will take place at Clinical Congress 2018 on Wednesday, October 24, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, MA.
The Board of Governors’ Surgical Volunteerism and Humanitarian Awards Workgroup has announced the recipients of the 2018 ACS/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Award and Surgical Volunteerism Awards.
The ninth annual Trauma Quality Improvement Program Scientific Meeting and Training will take place November 16−18, in Anaheim, CA.