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Talk It Up Surgeon Guide

Have a conversation with your patients about COVID-19 vaccination.

ACS Post-COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery

As many states have approved the resumption of elective surgery, we understand patients may have 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.

The patient-surgeon relationship is one that is built on transparency and trust. More than ever, patients are turning to their surgeons for advice and information that will help them feel more knowledgeable not just about their surgery, but having that surgery in a time when COVID-19 exists.

To address this, we developed the American College of Surgeons Post-COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery. The intent of this checklist is to help surgeons ultimately communicate the important items patients want to know.

In the coming days, the College will provide a tool kit of materials to help you communicate with patients regarding how they can safely return for surgery they need. We will continue to support our surgical community and patients as we return to surgical care.

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Twitter – @TNChapterACS

Excellent lecture presentation this Wednesday, March 18 from Visiting Pediatric Professor, Katherine J. Deans, MD, MHSc, Chief Clinical Research Officer at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Professor of Surgery at The Ohio State University. #integration @NCHforDocs


Congratulations to Katie McKay on being awarded the H. William Scott award in surgery! Excited she will be staying with us for her general surgery residency training! @VUMCSurgery @VUmedicine @KT_McKay_ @skgeevarghese


Social Media Can Be a Boon for Surgeons, When Used Responsibly - General Surgery News https://www.generalsurgerynews.com/In-the-News/Article/05-22/Social-Media/66882

Rates of unnecessary procedures persisted through pandemic, study shows | Modern Healthcare https://www.modernhealthcare.com/safety-quality/rates-unnecessary-procedures-persisted-through-pandemic-study-shows

100% agree @meklingensmith! The @VUMCSurgRes ETO method https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31327734/ uses @SIMPLCollab to debrief which tracks complexity, autonomy plus audio feedback that the trainee can be replay before the next case. @hlillemoe @KylaTerhune @bcgeorge @Carmensolcar @NairaBaregamian https://twitter.com/meklingensmith/status/1524337311282049024

Mary Klingensmith (she/her)@meklingensmith

@MBosleyMD @Surg_Education @SAGES_Updates @lpneff Truly the million dollar question! One place to start is the “education time out” done while anesthesia is being induced and attending has learners set a learning goal for the case. Debrief while closing. Try it!

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2022 Membership

The Tennessee 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 Tennessee surgeons.

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.

TNACS Advocacy Day

Stop the Bleed

June 18, 2018

Bleedingcontrol.org provides diagrams, news, videos and other resources with the goal of giving information to the public to learn proper bleeding control techniques.

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