Archive for March, 2020
Looking forward – March 2020
Dr. Hoyt describes the aim of the Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons and outlines new initiatives this year for the program, including the planning of multiple military quality site visits and the rollout of the “Blue Book,” which outlines criteria for selecting and evaluating institutions interested in participating in the program.
Letters to the Editor
The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.
A tribute to Robert N. McClelland, MD, FACS, founder of SRGS
Describes the legacy of Dr. McClelland, particularly his role as an innovative educator who created the Selected Readings in General Surgery.
Global Surgical and Medical Support Group helps Kurds develop self-sustaining health care system
Outlines the mission of the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group, including the training of local medical professionals in Dohuk, Iraq, and identifies the challenges and benefits of providing care to patients in this setting.
2019 Advocate of the Year offers tips for effective advocacy
Dr. Cavanagh, the 2019 SurgeonsVoice Advocate of the Year, describes why she became a surgeon-advocate and offers guidelines for others interested in getting involved in the advocacy process.
Postoperative pain and nausea protocols decrease LOS without increasing readmissions after laparoscopic gastric bypass
Analgesic and nausea protocols deployed across four phases of operative care in patients at The University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, resulted in a reduced length of stay without increasing readmissions.
What is the National Clinical Trials Network, and how do I join?
A summary of the structure and function of the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trial Network is provided.
Joint Commission resources available to detect, prevent workplace violence
The Joint Commission’s Workplace Violence Prevention Resources, including assessment tools to recognize aggressive patient behavior, are outlined in this month’s column.
Caring for the Hiroshima Maidens
Describes the work and enduring legacy of the U.S. surgeons who treated the “Hiroshima Maidens”—Japanese women who were disfigured as a result of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
Dateline DC: Legislators continue to advance ACS trauma priorities
Recaps the progress the ACS has made in advancing trauma care legislation on Capitol Hill.
New ACS Director of Integrated Communications brings 20 years of experience to role
Cori McKeever Ashford brings more than 20 years of experience in health care communications and marketing as the newly appointed Director of the College’s Division of Integrated Communications.
ACS mourns passing of Dr. Stanley J. Dudrick, pioneer in parenteral nutrition
Stanley J. Dudrick, MD, FACS, a pioneer in the area of parenteral nutrition, died January 18 at the age of 84.
Coming next month in JACS, and online now: Separating truth from alternative facts: 37 years of guns, murder, and violence across the U.S.
An article published in the April issue of JACS underscores the importance of developing stronger partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and trauma centers to better direct prevention efforts and firearm policy.
Apply or nominate a colleague for ACS Academy of Master Surgeons Educators 2020 class
Applications are now being accepted until April 3 for membership in the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.
ACS and MacLean Center offer fellowships in surgical ethics
The ACS Division of Education and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago, IL, are offering fellowships in surgical ethics.
Associate Fellows: Apply for new ACS fellowship in geriatric surgery
The College is offering two Associate Fellowships for participation in the ACS Geriatric Surgery Verification program.
Apply for Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, Traveling Mentorship Fellowship
Applications are being accepted through May 15 for the Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, Traveling Mentorship Fellowship.