July 20, 2021

ACS updates standards for children’s surgical care

Editor's Note

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the release of the second version of its Optimal Resources for Children’s Surgical Care manual on July 14 at the 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference.

The updated standards include principles on hospital resources, quality improvement and safety processes, data collection, and the verification process at pediatric hospitals.

As part of the new standards, hospitals seeking verification will be required to develop detection and reporting processes for all adverse events that occur in children’s surgery and develop a process for improvement and prevention.

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