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New Research Supports American College of Surgeons’ Quality Verification Program Standards

Implementing a standardized quality verification program in hospitals can significantly enhance surgical care, as demonstrated by a review study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS). This review provides comprehensive...
9-Jul-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Survivorship Standards Help Address the Distinct Needs of Adult Cancer Survivors

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.
3-Jul-2024 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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3 Tips for Protecting Your Skin While Having Fun in the Sun

Jeffrey M. Farma, MD, FACS, of the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer offers three tips to protect yourself while enjoying time outdoors.
27-Jun-2024 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Overcoming Challenges Encountered by Spanish-Speaking Trauma Patients

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...
26-Jun-2024 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons Commends U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Firearm Violence

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.
25-Jun-2024 6:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Apply Today! Media Registration for American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2024

Members of the media can now apply to cover the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2024.
24-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Standardized OR Handoffs Significantly Improve Surgical Communication and Patient Safety

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)...
17-Jun-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Transplant Surgeon Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS, Honored with Jacobson Innovation Award

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...
17-Jun-2024 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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American College of Surgeons Supports National Lung Cancer Screening Day, Urges More Americans to Get Screened

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) urges more Americans to take advantage of life-saving lung cancer screening.
8-Nov-2023 9:00 AM EST

Prostate Cancer Is More Common Than You Think

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has partnered with the American Urological Association (AUA) to share vital information about the concerning rise in advanced cases of prostate cancer and how men can protect their health and make the most...
7-Sep-2023 4:00 PM EDT

Three Tips for Managing Pain after Surgery

Jonah J. Stulberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS, a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Patient Education Committee and vice chair of research for the department of surgery at UTHealth Houston, offers these three tips for safely and effectively...
6-Sep-2023 10:00 AM EDT

STOP THE BLEED Is the ‘CPR of Bleeding’

Dr. David Shapiro describes the STOP THE BLEED® program and how he has seen the program make a direct impact in his community.
15-May-2023 10:00 AM EDT

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