Tag: American College of Surgeons

Wearables could help surgeons maintain healthy posture during lengthy procedures

Editor's Note Wearable technology is a useful means of mitigating the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in surgeons by providing biofeedback on posture during lengthy operations, according to a recent study in Journal of Nuerosurgery: Spine. In an April 22 report, AZO Sensors details how researchers from Baylor College of Medicine collaborated with…

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By: Matt Danford
May 8, 2024
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Analyzing impact of long COVID on cognitive health, surgical outcomes

Editor's Note The term "perioperative neurocognitive disorder" has been adopted to describe cognitive impairments identified during the perioperative period, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) May 8 reports. Postoperative delirium, in particular, is an acute complication manifesting as confusion and fluctuating levels of consciousness and attention. The incidence of this…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 8, 2024
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Study: Dedicated smoke evacuators reduce exposure to particles, VOCs

Editor's Note Dedicated smoke evacuators reduce the number of particles and levels of acetaldehyde and formaldehyde in surgical smoke during laparotomy, according to a study published online October 25, 2023 and in the March 2024 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons The randomized, double-blind clinical trial…

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By: Matt Danford
February 29, 2024
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Surgical scorecards help minimize costs without impacting outcomes

Editor's Note This review published by the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that surgical scorecards, or cards that summarize information regarding the cost of surgical items and procedures along with comparisons to similar operations, have been shown to significantly reduce costs without impacting clinical outcomes when presented…

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By: Brita Belli
October 4, 2023
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ACS, SVS release new standards for patient care in outpatient vascular centers

Editor's Note The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) have come together to release new standards for outpatient vascular centers aimed at enhancing the quality of care provided to patients receiving vascular surgical and procedural treatments, an ACS September 19 press release reports. These…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 29, 2023
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Study reveals impact of impostor syndrome on surgery leadership roles

Editor's Note This study, titled "Leadership and Impostor Syndrome in Surgery" and published in the October 2023 issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, examined how impostor syndrome–an internalized sense of incompetence and not belonging–impacts surgeons holding leadership positions in healthcare. The study included 2,183 attending and…

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By: Brita Belli
September 26, 2023
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ACS: Three tips for managing postop pain

Editor's Note For Pain Awareness Month, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), on September 6, shared three tips for managing pain after surgery. Jonah J. Stulberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS, a member of the ACS Patient Education Committee and vice chair of research for the department of surgery at UT…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 7, 2023
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ACS: Outdoor safety tips from a pediatric trauma surgeon

Editor's Note With increased summer time outdoor activities is an increase in injury rates, which trauma surgeons often refer to as “trauma season,” according to a July 18 report from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Brendan Campbell, MD, MPH, FACS, chair of the Injury Prevention and Control Committee of…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 18, 2023
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ACS, SVS verify first four hospitals in Vascular Verification Program

Editor's Note The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) announced on June 14 that they had verified the first four hospitals as part of the recently launched Vascular Verification Program (Vascular-VP). To receive verification, these hospitals displayed a commitment to improving outcomes and delivering the…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 14, 2023
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ACS: Medical, public health organizations form coalition to address firearm violence

Editor's Note The American College of Surgeons (ACS) on March 6 announced that a group of leading medical and public health professional organizations are forming the Healthcare Coalition for Firearm Injury Prevention. The group is using a comprehensive public health approach to advance firearm injury prevention through education of healthcare…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 7, 2023
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