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Note from Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon)* In 2015, I was appointed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to serve as the ACS representative on The Joint Commission. I thought that it would be important to pick a topic that The Joint Commission was working on that might be particularly relevant […]
The development of the Safe and Effective Pain Control After Surgery for Children and Teens brochure, a collaborative effort between the AC S and the American Pediatric Surgical Association, is described.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Post-discharge opioid prescribing and use after common surgical procedures
A study in an upcoming issue of JACS examines the variability in opioid prescribing and use after surgery.
The surgeon’s role in addressing the U.S. opioid crisis is described, as are the College’s efforts to educate policymakers, providers, and patients about opioid abuse prevention.
The ACS Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery modules provide surgeons with peer-review recommendations and new patient education information for use at the point of care.