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Released: 3-Jul-2024 11:00 AM EDT
Survivorship Standards Help Address the Distinct Needs of Adult Cancer Survivors
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Survey study published in JAMA Network Open demonstrates the value of American College of Surgeons’ survivorship accreditation standards, though specialized services in fertility and sexual health are less accessible.

Newswise: 3 Tips for Protecting Your Skin While Having Fun in the Sun
Released: 27-Jun-2024 11:00 AM EDT
3 Tips for Protecting Your Skin While Having Fun in the Sun
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS, of the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer offers three tips to protect yourself while enjoying time outdoors.

Released: 26-Jun-2024 11:00 AM EDT
Overcoming Challenges Encountered by Spanish-Speaking Trauma Patients
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Many trauma patients face a myriad of challenges when recovering from a traumatic injury, problems that can be compounded when their English proficiency is limited. An outreach program to Spanish-speaking trauma patients can help improve access to follow-up care and community resources, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)

Released: 25-Jun-2024 6:45 AM EDT
American College of Surgeons Commends U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Firearm Violence
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The ACS commends the public health approach to reducing firearm violence outlined in the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory, “Firearm Violence: A Public Health Crisis in America,” released today.

Released: 24-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Apply Today! Media Registration for American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2024
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Members of the media can now apply to cover the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2024.

Newswise: Standardized OR Handoffs Significantly Improve Surgical Communication and Patient Safety
17-Jun-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Standardized OR Handoffs Significantly Improve Surgical Communication and Patient Safety
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

A new study showcases a successful quality improvement program that significantly enhances surgical safety. By implementing a standardized handoff protocol, known as SHRIMPS, the study demonstrates how effective communication in operating rooms (OR) can reduce the risk of errors and improve patient care.

Newswise: Transplant Surgeon Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS, Honored with Jacobson Innovation Award
Released: 17-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Transplant Surgeon Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS, Honored with Jacobson Innovation Award
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS, a distinguished transplant surgeon renowned for pioneering "domino" paired kidney donations and leading the world’s first successful pig-to-human kidney xenotransplant, is the recipient of this year’s American College of Surgeons (ACS) Jacobson Innovation Award.

Newswise: American College of Surgeons Honors First Responders During EMS Week, National STOP THE BLEED Day
Released: 23-May-2024 2:30 PM EDT
American College of Surgeons Honors First Responders During EMS Week, National STOP THE BLEED Day
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

American College of Surgeons (ACS) Executive Director & CEO Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, called on everyone to learn bleeding control techniques and other life-saving skills that can help prevent deaths from uncontrolled bleeding and unexpected emergencies.

Released: 8-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Save the Date: American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Francisco, October 19-22
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2024 will take place Saturday, October 19, through Tuesday, October 22, in San Francisco and will feature opportunities for members of the media to learn about the latest evidence-based practices and research in surgery and healthcare.

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Released: 1-May-2024 12:30 PM EDT
Learn How to Save a Life with 3 Steps During National Stop the Bleed Month
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

In recognition of National STOP THE BLEED® Month this May, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) encourages everyone to learn how to save a life with three simple steps using ACS STOP THE BLEED training.

Released: 25-Apr-2024 11:00 AM EDT
Type of Surgery and Its Risk Level Has Significant Impact on Complications and Death in Elderly Patients
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Frailty is a well-established predictor of complications and death after surgery. However, patients over 65 who undergo a high-risk operation in the emergency room are at significantly increased risk of postoperative complications and death in comparison to the same patients who are assessed solely on their level of frailty, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Newswise: American College of Surgeons Advocates for Medicare Physician Payment Reform
Released: 11-Apr-2024 10:30 AM EDT
American College of Surgeons Advocates for Medicare Physician Payment Reform
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

In testimony before the United States Senate Finance Committee Thursday, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Executive Director and CEO Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS, called on Congress to create stability in the Medicare physician payment system to improve patient access to high-quality care.

Released: 10-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
American College of Surgeons Publishes New Guidelines for Sustaining Lifelong Competency of Surgeons
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) released updated guidelines aimed at promoting surgeons' lifelong competency. The ACS statement focuses on enhancing patient safety and preserving physician dignity without imposing arbitrary age restrictions.

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Released: 29-Mar-2024 2:15 PM EDT
American College of Surgeons Commends Passage of STOP THE BLEED® Bill in State of Washington
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The ACS applauds the Washington State Legislature for enacting Senate Bill 5790, which mandates that schools in the state of Washington maintain and provide bleeding control equipment on campus and includes other measures to greatly help communities respond to bleeding emergencies.

Released: 28-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Study Shows Improved Outcomes in Hospitals Accredited for Rectal Cancer Surgery
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Hospitals accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) demonstrate significantly better outcomes for patients undergoing rectal cancer surgery compared to non-accredited hospitals, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Released: 25-Mar-2024 12:00 PM EDT
COVID-19 Pandemic Has Left an Enduring Imprint on Colorectal Cancer Surgery
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

In a retrospective analysis of 105,517 patients with colorectal cancer, researchers found that colorectal cancer surgical cases fell by 17.3% during the first year of the pandemic.

Released: 15-Mar-2024 11:00 AM EDT
New Research in April: Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Health, OR Supply Costs, and More
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) features new research on topics ranging from colorectal cancer and social vulnerability to operating room supply costs, the rise in school shootings since 1970, and the impact of permitless open carry laws on suicide rates, among others.

   
Released: 14-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Breast Cancer Diagnoses Plummeted During First Year of Pandemic
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

There was a 15-20% decrease in newly diagnosed breast cancer cases reported to American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer sites in 2020 compared to 2019.

Newswise: Smoking Is an Undertreated Risk Factor After a Cancer Diagnosis
Released: 13-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Smoking Is an Undertreated Risk Factor After a Cancer Diagnosis
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Baseline survey results of a national quality improvement project led by the American College of Surgeons describe the many challenges and missed opportunities these centers may face when trying to help patients quit smoking.



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