Archive for July, 2020
Dr. Hoyt’s Looking forward column—which serves as the cover story this month—outlines leadership strategies for meeting the challenges of two public health crises of our time: the COVID-19 pandemic and racism.
Describes the qualities of effective site reviewers, provides examples of process improvements developed by reviewer feedback, and summarizes the College’s initiative to align ACS Quality Programs.
Describes the purposes and participants’ reaction to The Surgical Metrics Project at Clinical Congress 2019, which used wearable technology to measure surgical decision making and technique.
Surgeons appointed by Spanish royalty contributed to development of oldest U.S. city: St. Augustine, FL
Figure 1. Juan Ponce de León, Florida conquistador and first documented surgical patient for an operation to remove a lodged arrow from his groin (public domain image)
Editor’s note: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors (B/G) conducts an annual survey of its domestic and international members. The purpose of the survey is to provide a means of communicating the concerns of the Governors to the College leadership. The 2019 ACS Governors Survey, conducted in July 2019 by the B/G […]
*A higher score is preferable.
2019 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars describe how they and their patients benefit from the scholarships: Part I
The first six of the 12 COSECSA Women Scholars from 2019 are profiled.
A case history featuring a nonsurgical department quality review and its effect on a rural surgical patient is outlined, as are rural cancer care challenges with regard to providing timely diagnosis and treatment.
Filling the gap: Using 3-D printing to overcome critical equipment shortages during the COVID-19 crisis
HIGHLIGHTS Describes 3-D printing products, including ventilator parts, respirator masks, face shields, and nasopharyngeal swabs, that can close the gaps in equipment shortages Identifies early adopters of this technology Summarizes areas for further investigation, including the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of these solutions The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has uncovered numerous […]
The following comments were received regarding the need for enhanced gender equity in surgical training and practice.
HIGHLIGHTS Describes the experiences of a chief surgical resident treating COVID-19 patients Summarizes the trend of COVID-19 leading to AKI Outlines one community hospital’s investigation of increased pneumothorax rates and COVID-19 Starting this past winter, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has swept across the world, with the U.S. reporting the highest number of cases […]
A quality improvement initiative implemented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham improved patient mobility and decreased hospital length of stay for an older surgical patient population.
Ga-68 positron emission tomography has improved the clinical management of gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and multiple studies are ongoing to define its optimal role in clinical practice.
Neoadjuvant and perioperative chemotherapy for localized pancreatic cancer: Leveraging small and large databases in the absence of Level 1 evidence
In the rapidly evolving clinical paradigms for localized pancreatic cancer, a combination of Level 1 data and large and small database studies can inform disease management.
Suggestions for implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 recommendations for patients and visitors as well as health care personnel are the focus of this month’s column.
Professional enrichment opportunities provided by the RAS-ACS are described as is an effort to enhance OB-GYN resident involvement in the College in Pennsylvania and across the U.S.
Describes how German surgeons influenced the founding of the College and how the German education model helped shape U.S. residency education.
This year has been one of unprecedented change in most of our lifetimes as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the outcry against systemic racism. The monthly Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) went on pause for three months so we could devote resources to publishing Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 […]
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs is proud to announce the launch of the Cancer Surgery Standards Program (CSSP). Led by Chair Matthew H.G. Katz, MD, FACS, and Vice-Chair Kelly K. Hunt, MD, FACS, the CSSP seeks to improve the quality of surgical care provided to persons with cancer through the development of […]