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Safe and effective pain control after surgery for children and teens addressed by ACS and APSA

The pediatric surgical community recently released patient education resources to inform parents and teens about safe pain control after surgery.
4-Dec-2019 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Wichita Falls surgeon Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons

Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, was recently elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the College’s Clinical Congress 2019.
2-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

ACS NSQIP® recognizes 88 participating hospitals for achieving meritorious surgical patient care outcomes

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program has recognized 88 of an eligible 592 hospitals participating in the adult program for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2018.
6-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Winston-Salem trauma surgeon Dr. J. Wayne Meredith is new President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, an esteemed trauma, thoracic, and critical care surgeon from Winston-Salem, N.C., has been elected to serve as the 2019–2020 President-Elect of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
5-Nov-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons Honors Five Members with Surgical Humanitarian and Volunteerism Awards

Five surgeons received the 2019 American College of Surgeons (ACS)/Pfizer Surgical Humanitarian Awards and Surgical Volunteerism Awards in recognition of their selfless efforts as volunteer surgeons who provide care to medically underserved patients.
24-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Medical scribes have a positive impact on surgeons and residents

Some clinicians are turning to medical scribes to reduce the time spent managing electronic health records. In fact, incorporating medical scribes into surgical practice increases the number of patients seen.
24-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Postoperative opioid prescribing and use drop significantly with no change in patient-reported pain control or satisfaction after state imposes regulations

A state-mandated policy restricting opioid prescriptions along with increased public awareness and education about the opioid epidemic preceded drastic reductions in opioid prescribing and use for surgical patients at the University of Vermont...
24-Oct-2019 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Colonel Norman M. Rich, MD, FACS, receives inaugural Distinguished Military Lifetime Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Norman M. Rich, MD, FACS, DMCC, MC, of Rockville, Md., received the first American College of Surgeons (ACS) Distinguished Military Lifetime Achievement Award last night during the Convocation ceremony that preceded the...
24-Oct-2019 2:05 PM 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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