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American College of Surgeons

Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention

The following Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention was developed by the ACS COT Committee on Injury Prevention and Control at its June 2017 meeting.

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Statement on Gender Salary Equity

The following Statement on Gender Salary Equity was developed by the ACS Women in Surgery Committee in partnership with the Association of Women Surgeons; it was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.

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Statement on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The following Statement on the Opioid Abuse Epidemic was developed by the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy and the Division of Education Patient Education Committee;  it was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.

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Revised Statement on the Development and Use of Proprietary Guidelines for Accountable Patient-Centered Care

The following Revised Statement on Proprietary Guidelines for Accountable Patient-Centered Care was developed by the Board of Governors’ Surgical Care Delivery Workgroup and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.

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Revised Statement on the Rationale for Emergency Surgical Call

The following Revised Statement on the Rationale for Emergency Surgical Call was developed by the Board of Governors’ Surgical Care Delivery Workgroup and was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.

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American College of Surgeons 2017 statement on health care reform

The ACS has developed a statement on health care reform featuring four core principles that should be reflected in any related legislation.

Statement on the use of general anesthetics and sedation drugs in children and pregnant women

The following statement on general anesthetics and sedation drugs in children and pregnant women was developed by the ACS Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its February 2017 meeting.

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.

Statement on distractions in the operating room

The following statement on distractions in the operating room was developed by the ACS Committee on Perioperative Care and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.

Statement on documentation and reporting of accidental punctures and lacerations during surgery

The following statement on documenting and reporting of accidental punctures and lacerations during surgery  was developed by the ACS Committee on Perioperative Care and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.

Statement on operating room attire

The following statement on operating room attire was developed by the ACS task force on operating room attire and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its July 2016 meeting.

Revised statement on health care industry representatives in the operating room

The revised statement on health care industry representatives in the operating room was developed by the ACS Committee on Perioperative Care  and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.

Revised statement on the prevention of unintentionally retained surgical items after surgery

The revised statement on the prevention of unintentionally retained surgical items was developed by the ACS Committee on Perioperative Care  and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.

Revised statement on safe surgery checklists, and ensuring correct patient, correct site, and correct procedure surgery

The revised statement on safe surgery checklists and correct patient, site, and procedure was developed by the ACS Committee on Perioperative Care and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.

Revised statement on sharps safety

The revised statement on sharps safety was developed by the ACS Committee on Perioperative Care and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting..

Statement on general helmet use

The following statement on general helmet usage was developed by the ACS Committee on Trauma through its Subcommittee on Injury Prevention and Control and was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – August 2016

An update on ACS efforts to improve the quality of team-based perioperative care is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month, including the finalized joint Statement on Physician-Led Team-Based Surgical Care, the development of geriatrics care guidelines, the release of the Children’s Surgery Verification Standards, and a description of the College’s Strong for Surgery Initiative.

Statement on physician-led team-based surgical care

The following joint statement on physician-led, team-based surgical care was developed by the ACS and the American Society of Anesthesiologists and was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2016 meeting.

Statement on principles of patient education

The following Statement on Principles of Patient Education was developed by the ACS Patient Education Committee and was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its February meeting.

Statement on the importance of parental leave

The following statement on parental leave was developed by the ACS Women in Surgery Committee and was approved by the Board of Regents at its February 2016 meeting.

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