ACS Statement on the Importance of Maintaining the Emergency Care System during the COVID-19 Pandemic10 Apr, 2020In light of the challenges faced at this time by the surge of COVID-19 patients in New York City and likely to follow in many other U.S. cities, we call for strategies to preserve capacity and capability to care for these patients. To that end American College of Surgeons (ACS) have outlined the following series of recommendations for hospital and health care system leaders to consider when facing this challenge.
Maintaining Trauma Center Access and Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance Document for Trauma Medical Directors10 Apr, 2020The American College of Surgeons (ACS) provides the following guidance for trauma medical directors. The intent of this document is to advise trauma medical directors and trauma program managers on factors to consider as the public health and health care sectors prepare for an anticipated surge of critically ill patients related to COVID-19 infection.
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The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is updating twice-weekly this website where you can find different guidelines on how to chose which procedures should be curtailed. In this regard, they continue to recommend that surgeons curtail the performance of “elective” surgical procedures.
In the list below, you will find recommendations for each specific specialty:
Breast Cancer Surgery
Colorectal Cancer Surgery
Thoracic Cancer SurgeryThe American College of Surgeons (ACS) published a list of precautions for all the professionals in an Operating Room during the Covid-19 Pandemic.The American College of Surgeons (ACS) published a list of considerations to have when attending a surgery. These recommendations provide a total protection for the professionals during the Covid-19 Pandemic.