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    Surgeon Toolkit | ACS

    26 Jun, 2020
    ACS have created a Surgeon Toolkit for discussions with patients in order to facilitate surgeons' activity.

    For further information Click this link

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    Surgeon Toolkit | ACS

    26 Jun, 2020
    ACS has created a Surgeon Toolkit for discussions with patients in order to facilitate surgeons' activity.

    For further information Click this link

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    Post-COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery | ACS

    16 May, 2020



    As hospitals are preparing for the resumption of elective surgery, research shows that patients have many questions and specific uncertainties about the safety of undergoing elective operations in hospitals, regardless of whether COVID-19 patients are being concurrently treated in the same facility.

    Patients are increasingly requesting information about their facility's readiness for safely performing surgery, and they trust their surgeon to deliver...
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    Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic

    12 May, 2020
    Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 PandemicAmerican College of Surgeons American Society of Anesthesiologists Association of periOperative Registered Nurses American Hospital Association
    Introduction In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Surgeon General and many medical specialties such as the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Anesthesiologists recomme...
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    Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance

    12 May, 2020

    In order to focus local resources on managing the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, “elective” surgery has been largely postponed and stopped. As the COVID-19 rates have already reached their peaks, or will do so over the next week or two (depending on location), the current focus for an increasing number of facilities is toward “ramping up” to prepare for elective operations.

    The current document offers a set of principles and issues to help local facilities plan for resumption...
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    Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic

    12 May, 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Surgeon General and many medical specialties such as the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Anesthesiologists recommended interim cancelation of elective surgical procedures. Physicians and health care organizations have responded appropriately and canceled non-essential cases across the country. When the first wave of this pandemic is behind us, the pent-up patient d...
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    ACS Guidelines for Triage and Management of Elective Cancer Surgery Cases During the Acute and Recovery Phases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

    20 Apr, 2020
    Developed by the leaders within the ACS Cancer Programs (American Joint Committee on Cancer, AJCC, Clinical Research Program [CRP], Commission on Cancer [COC], National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer [NAPBC], National Accreditation for Rectal Cancer [NAPRC], and the Quality Integration Committee [QIC]). Collaborations and input from specialty societies acknowledged where appropriate in the disease sections.
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    Create a Surgical Review Committee for COVID-19-Related Surgical Triage Decision Making

    10 Apr, 2020

    Developed by the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.

    The COVID-19 crisis is requiring hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers throughout the country to defer nonessential surgery to preserve personal protective equipment (PPE), protect the safety of health care professionals, and allocate potentially scarce resources for the care of the COVID-19 patient. In the past week, the American College of S...
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    COVID-19: Recommendations for Management of Elective Surgical Procedures

    10 Apr, 2020
    The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has additional comments on thi COVID-19 disease. Following a careful review of the current situation, we recommend the following:
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    How to Set Up a Regional Medical Operations Center to Manage the COVID-19 Pandemic

    10 Apr, 2020
    The American College of Surgeons (ACS) published a guidance about how to properly set up a RMOC, a Regional Medical Operations Center. It is a single point of shared situational awareness and information that can implement effective command and control for the medical response to a large-scale mass casualty incident. The RMOC allows coordination across all EMS agencies, hospitals, public health representatives, and emergency management leaderships. Therefore, it allows for a better commu...
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    Guidance for Triage of Non-Emergent Surgical Procedures

    10 Apr, 2020
    In response to the rapidly evolving challenges faced by hospitals related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, and broad calls to curtail “elective” surgical procedures, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) provides the following guidance on the management of non-emergent operations.
    Click here for reference
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    COVID19 and Surgical Procedures: A guide for patients

    10 Apr, 2020
    For your safety, and to ensure that resources, hospital beds, and equipment are available to patients critically ill with COVID-19, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that non-emergency procedures be delayed. Here, you can find a list of statements that the ACS published about how to manage this situation and how to deal with all the surgeries already scheduled for patients before the Covid-19 Pandemic.