Archive for 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.
The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.
Describes the legacy of Dr. McClelland, particularly his role as an innovative educator who created the Selected Readings in General Surgery.
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.
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.
A summary of the structure and function of the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trial Network is provided.
The Joint Commission’s Workplace Violence Prevention Resources, including assessment tools to recognize aggressive patient behavior, are outlined in this month’s column.
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.
Recaps the progress the ACS has made in advancing trauma care legislation on Capitol Hill.
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.
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.
Applications are now being accepted until April 3 for membership in the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.
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.
The College is offering two Associate Fellowships for participation in the ACS Geriatric Surgery Verification program.
Applications are being accepted through May 15 for the Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, Traveling Mentorship Fellowship.