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More Than 1 Million People Around the World Have Now Been Trained to Stop the Bleed

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Stop the Bleed program announced today that it has now surpassed the 1 million mark in terms of the number of people who have been trained to control major bleeding through its Stop the Bleed course.
6-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Risk/Benefit Calculator Can Predict Possible Outcomes for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patients

A new surgical risk/benefit calculator will provide metabolic and bariatric surgeons and their patients with accurate, patient-specific information.
20-Aug-2019 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ACS introduces a new standardized program for hospitals devoted to high-quality surgical care for older adults

The American College of Surgeons launched its new Geriatric Surgery Verification (GSV) Program at the ACS Quality and Safety Conference.
19-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

MBSAQIP manual presents updated program standards for overweight and obese patients

Third version of nationally recognized standards manual includes a designation for bariatric and metabolic surgery centers to now offer patients non-surgical interventions along with a quality improvement project requirement.
11-Jul-2019 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Minneapolis surgeon Dr. Henry Buchwald receives the 2019 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons

The 2019 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was presented to Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, FACS, at a dinner held in his honor on Friday evening June 7.
10-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National Surgical Care Program Opens Enrollment for Hospitals to Implement Enhanced Recovery Pathways

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery announces its next enrollment period as it expands its perioperative care program for decreasing surgical patients’ complications and speeding their recoveries.
6-Jun-2019 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

More than half of patients in pain management study took no opioids after operations

Patients undergoing six operations said postoperative pain was manageable, according to Journal of the American College of Surgeons study findings.
30-May-2019 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Just released: Proceedings from inaugural Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention

Proceedings from the first-ever Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention have been released and published on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website as an “article in press” in advance of print publication.
20-May-2019 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Nationally Recognized Cancer Expert from American College of Surgeons Available to Discuss the BRCA-Positive Patient's Treatment Options

15-May-2013 2:30 PM EDT

National Surgical Experts Available to Discuss Breast Cancer Awareness Issues

Surgical experts affiliated with the Commission on Cancer and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers are available to discuss breast cancer awareness issues
5-Oct-2011 10:15 AM EDT

Experts Available to Discuss Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer experts are available to serve as sources for reporters seeking to discuss breast cancer awareness.
22-Sep-2010 11:30 AM EDT

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