Tag Archive for ‘patient education’

ACS “Talk It Up” campaign helps surgeons speak with patients about COVID-19 vaccination

Describes the resources available in the ACS Talk It Up campaign, which was developed to help surgeons address patient concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

New Speak Up campaign focuses on how patients can play an active role in surgical safety

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 […]

Safe pain control pediatric brochure

ACS and APSA address pain control after surgery for children and teens

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.

ACS News

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 opioid epidemic: What can surgeons do about it?

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.

Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery

New ACS surgical practice guidelines now include patient education

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.


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