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COVID-19 Impact On Surgery

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is more important than ever to share stories about surgical challenges and triumphs. The ACS is interested in learning more about how COVID-19 is impacting your ability to practice and provide quality surgical care as this will help to ensure that the College is well-equipped to continue to advocate on your behalf both in Washington, DC, and across the country. 

Please take a moment to share how COVID-19 is impacting you, both personally and professionally. This could include practice impediments; access to, or ability to provide, care; additional administrative burdens; equipment shortages; personal shortcomings (health, finances, etc.), or other concerns.

Click here and choose the COVID-19 Impact on Surgery section to share your story. As activity continues to unfold, all Fellows and residents are encouraged to review ACS resources related to COVID-19.

Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance

Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance – Online April 17, 2020

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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 of elective surgical care.

While the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on local communities or facilities is a spectrum, we suggest facilities use this checklist as a guide to ensure issues have at least been considered. Understanding both the local facility capabilities (e.g., beds, testing, operating rooms [ORs]) as well as potential constraints (e.g., workforce, supply chain), while keeping an eye on potential subsequent waves of COVID-19 will continue to be important.

Within the categories of I. COVID-19 Awareness, II. Preparedness, III. Patient Issues, and IV. Delivery of Safe High-Quality Care, there are 10 distinct issues to be addressed locally before elective surgery may be safely reinstituted. Evaluating and addressing each of these 10 issues will help facilities to not only optimally provide safe and high-quality surgical patient care, but also to ensure that surgery resumes, and doesn’t stop again. 

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Important Message from NC ACS President, Dr. Perry Shen

Important Message from NC ACS President, Dr. Perry Shen To Members of the NC Chapter of the American College of Surgeons: Below is a message from Stephen Fann, MD, FACS current President – SC Chapter of the ACS, who was the host of this year’s annual meeting:  ...

Call for Nominations NC-ACS Board of Directors

Call for Nominations NC-ACS Board of Directors The North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is seeking nominations for six open positions on the Board of Directors: one for a Secretary/Treasurer-Elect representative (must have prior Board service)...

NC-ACS eNews April 2020

NC-ACS eNews April 2020 Inside this issue: Message from NC-ACS President Check out the uplifting and informative message from our very own J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, American College of Surgeons President-Elect COVID-19 Update New Scoring System Empowers...

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2020 Membership

The North Carolina Chapter, ACS would like to invite you to become a member! It’s your membership that will continue to let the Chapter focus on important issues facing North Carolina surgeons.

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The Future. Through the Eyes of a Surgeon

As health care changes, it is critical that surgeons continue to have a strong voice and seat at the table in all patient care decisions. Check out this new video encouraging Fellows to become actively involved in helping the ACS take bold steps and speak with a unified voice on behalf of patients.

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