Tag Archive for ‘COVID-19’

Surgeons’ guide to intimate partner violence in the era of COVID-19

Describes how the social, financial, and psychological ramifications of COVID-19 leave those affected by IPV particularly vulnerable.

Expansion of telemedicine may be the greatest benefit of the COVID-19 pandemic

Describes the benefits of telemedicine including minimizing patient, provider, and community exposure to COVID-19 and outlines strategies for expanding telehealth in the future.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking Forward – 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.

Filling the gap: Using 3-D printing to overcome critical equipment shortages during the COVID-19 crisis

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 […]

Community hospital’s losing battle with COVID-19: A surgery resident’s account

Community hospital’s losing battle with COVID-19: A surgery resident’s account

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 look at The Joint Commission

Recommendations pour in as surgeons navigate COVID-19 pandemic

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.

Stop racism

ACS issues call to action on racism as a public health crisis: An ethical imperative

The ACS issued a call to action in early June declaring racism a public health crisis.

ACS News

Check your inbox for Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 Updates

The ACS is publishing a twice-weekly Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 Updates designed to keep the membership informed and updated on best practices.

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