Tag Archive for ‘pediatric surgery’

Understanding gaps in pediatric surgery care in rural environments and forging a path forward

Outlines the factors contributing to the comfort level of general surgeons and anesthesiologists treating pediatric patients in rural hospitals.

The Joint Commission

Pediatric hospital uses postoperative care bundle to reduce SSIs in cardiac patients

Postoperative interventions to reduce the risk of SSIs in pediatric cardiac patients are identified based on a study describing a significant reduction in SSIs at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Figure 2. Impact of c-spine clearance pathway: 6 months

Implementation of a pediatric trauma cervical spine clearance pathway

The efficacy of a pediatric cervical spine clearance pathway developed by Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, is described.


Coming next month in JACS and online now: One thousand pediatric liver transplants during thirty years: Lessons learned

A study published in an upcoming issue of JACS presents lessons learned from the largest reported single-center experience of pediatric liver transplants.

Dr. Ladd (Photo: Boston Children’s Hospital Archives, MA)

The Halifax Explosion and the unofficial birth of pediatric surgery

Dr. Ladd’s involvement in the Halifax Explosion and the launch of pediatric surgery as a specialty is highlighted.

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.

Children’s Surgery Verification program officially under way

The final standards for the Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program have been released along with a pre-review questionnaire for centers seeking verification.

Dr. Ko

ACS NSQIP National Conference inspires participants to innovate to make a difference

More than 1,500 individuals who work in hospital quality improvement programs participated in the ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2016 Annual Conference, July 16–19, in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Emil and the Africa Mercy

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy: A ship of hope and healing

Dr. Emil describes his pediatric surgery mission aboard the Africa Mercy.

Optimal Resources for Children's Surgical Care

New standards for children’s surgery verification released

The Optimal Resources for Children’s Surgical Care document is the nation’s first and only multispecialty standards developed to improve surgical care for pediatric surgical patients.

Jacobson award

Profiles in surgical research: Michael R. Harrison, MD, FACS

Michael R. Harrison, MD, FACS, widely acknowledged for his pioneering work in fetal surgery, is the first subject of a new series of articles highlighting prominent ACS surgeon-scientists.

Surgeons, anesthesiologists develop resource standards for optimal pediatric care

The Journal of the American College of Surgeons has published new standards, which define the resources necessary to perform operations effectively and safely in infants and children. In the report, the Task Force for Children’s Surgical Care issued a classification system for children’s surgical centers similar to the trauma center levels assigned by the College.

2012 Pediatric Report: Devastating at any age

The 2012 Pediatric Report of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB®) is highlighted in this month’s column. The purpose of this report is to inform the medical community, the public, and decision makers about a variety of issues that characterize the current state of care for injured pediatric patients in the U.S.


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