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American College of Surgeons joins Surgical Care Coalition

Today the American College of Surgeons reinforced its commitment to protect surgical patients, improve their quality of life, and ensure access to—and choice of—surgical care by announcing it joined the Surgical Care Coalition (SCC) as a...
18-Jun-2020 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A coordinated COVID-19 response helped western Washington state “flatten the curve”

A panel of 26 experts analyzed western Washington’s response and identified six key factors that contributed to “flattening the curve” in the state.
16-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Reusable Elastomeric Masks Provide More Durable, Less Costly, Longer-Term Option for Health Care Workers Than N95 Masks

A cost-effective strategy for health care systems to offset N95 mask shortages due to COVID-19 is to switch to reusable elastomeric respirator masks.
12-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American College of Surgeons releases tools to prepare patients for operations during the time of COVID-19

As health care facilities resume operations paused due to COVID-19, a new survey shows many people are reluctant to undergo procedures and may not reschedule necessary care while COVID-19 continues to circulate in communities. To help surgeons and...
3-Jun-2020 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pediatric scoring scale helps surgeons decide whether to operate during COVID-19 delays

Pediatric surgeons have modified an evaluation tool for use in pediatric patients that allows surgeons to prioritize operations during COVID-19.
27-May-2020 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood clotting abnormalities reveal COVID-19 patients at risk for thrombotic events

When researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, used a combination of two specific blood-clotting tests, they found critically ill patients infected with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were at high risk for...
15-May-2020 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

National STOP THE BLEED Month will address home injuries during COVID-19 pandemic

May 2020 marks the second annual National STOP THE BLEED® Month, and May 21, 2020, marks the third annual National STOP THE BLEED® Day. This year, these observances will highlight the importance of STOP THE BLEED® knowledge, particularly because...
1-May-2020 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New toolkit provides rapid implementation guide for adopting telemedicine during COVID-19 pandemic

A urology group in North Carolina developed a guide that enabled them to convert all in-person visits to telemedicine in three days.
1-May-2020 12:10 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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