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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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Fight CMS Cuts

Fight CMS Cuts  ACS Needs Your Help to Fight CMS Payment Cuts   Scheduled for January 1, 2021Finalized policies from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will result in substantial cuts to physician payment for most surgical services delivered to...

Did You Forget? 2020 NC-ACS Dues

Did You Forget?2020 NC-ACS Dues The COVID-19 pandemic upset many routines, and perhaps paying your 2020 North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (NC-ACS) dues slipped your mind. Not to worry! You can do it now online. Click on the button below and...

Resident Paper Competition Deadline Extended – August 1, 2020

Resident Paper Competition Deadline Extended -August 1, 2020Reminder! The South Carolina and North Carolina Annual Resident Research, Trauma and Cancer Paper Competition is still going to be held – the deadline has been extended to August 1, 2020. The format and date...

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Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19 | Kaiser Health News https://t.co/9VjyJ4LVVz
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RT @CMC_GSResidents: Applicants! What would you all like to know about CMC General Surgery?! We will have an IG live next week for an open…
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Remembering the great NC/SC Chapters ACS Meeting last year and looking forward to seeing everyone again in 2021 at the Grove Park Inn! https://t.co/B0J6CIZXep
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COVID: Americans keep canceling their cancer screenings, survey shows https://t.co/YmZ6dectKP
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RT @AmCollSurgeons: This week’s issue of the #ACSBulletinBrief is available – read it now: https://t.co/Mzggj6x9aa
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RT @AmCollSurgeons: Attendees can move easily between sessions at virtual Clinical Congress 2020 to maximize their time & watch several top…
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RT @AmCollSurgeons: Registration for the virtual @AmCollSurgeons Clinical Congress 2020 will open in early August. Read abt the contents of…
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RT @AmCollSurgeons: Update from the @AmCollSurgeons Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery: New guidelines on postoperative opioids issued,…
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RT @AmCollSurgeons: Secretary of @HHSGov Alex M. Azar II has extended the #COVID19 public health emergency for 90 days https://t.co/OBe9BNo
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RT @AmCollSurgeons: Mark your calendars for upcoming sessions of the National Tutorial Seminars for Medical Students— starting *today* upc…
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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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