American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Statements of the College

Statements of the College

Statements on Principles

2015

Statement on Trauma Center Designation Based upon System Need

2014

Statement on Bicycle Safety and the Promotion of Bicycle Helmet Use

Statement on Intimate Partner Violence

Statement on Older Adult Falls and Falls Prevention

Statement on the Effects of Tobacco Use on Surgical Complications and the Utility of Smoking Cessation Counseling

Statement on Peak Performance and Management of Fatigue

Statement on Advance Directives by Patients: "Do Not Resuscitate" in the Operating Room (Revised)

2013

Statement on Optimal Access

Statement on Firearm Injuries (Revised)

2012

Statement on Council of Medical Specialty Societies’ Code for Interactions with Companies

Statement on Concussion and Brain Injury

2011

Statement on Recommendations for Use of Real-Time Ultrasound Guidance for Placement of Central Venous Catheters (Revised)

Statement on the Physician Acting as an Expert Witness (Revised)

2010

Statement on High-Performance Teams

Statement on Health Care Disparities

2009

Statement on Medical and Surgical Tourism

Statement on All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries

Statement on the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act

Statement on Surgical Patient Safety

Statement on the Rationale for Emergency Surgical Call Support

Statement on Guidelines for Collaboration of Industry and Surgical Organizations in Support of Continuing Education (Revised)

2007

Statement on Sharps Safety

Statement on the Surgical Workforce

Statement on Emergency Surgical Care

Statement on Surgery Using Lasers, Pulsed Light, Radiofrequency Devices, or Other Techniques (Revised)

2006

Statement on Insurance, Alcohol-Related Injuries, and Trauma Centers

Statement on Principles of Patient Education

Statement in Support of Legislation Regarding Fire-Safe Cigarettes

2005

Statement on the Prevention of Retained Foreign Bodies after Surgery

Statement of Principles of Palliative Care

Statement on Restrictive Covenants

Statement on Prevention of Nontraffic Vehicle-Related Injuries in Children

Statement on Surgical Technology Training and Certification (Revised)

Statement on Health Care Industry Representatives in the Operating Room (Revised)

2004

Statement on Patient Safety Principles for Office-Based Surgery Utilizing Moderate Sedation/Analgesia, Deep Sedation/Analgesia, or General Anesthesia

Statement on Universal Health Insurance

Statement in Support of a Sustainable, Competent, and Diverse Nursing Workforce

Statement on the Surgeon and HIV Infection (Revised)

Statement on the Surgeon and Hepatitis (Revised)

2003

Statement on Safety Belt Laws and Enforcement

Statement on Disaster and Mass Casualty Management

2002

Statement on Ensuring Correct Patient, Correct Site, and Correct Procedure Surgery

Statement on Residency Work Hours

Statement on Scope of Practice

Statement on Bicycle Safety and the Promotion of Bicycle Helmet Use

Statement on the Use of Animals in Research, Education, and Teaching (Revised)

2001

Statement on Diversity

Statement in Support of Motorcycle Helmet Laws

2000

Recommendations for Facilities Performing Bariatric Surgery

Statement on Domestic Violence

1998

Ultrasound Examinations by Surgeons

Physician Qualifications for Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: A Revised Statement

Verification by the American College of Surgeons for the Use of Emerging Technologies

Approval of Courses in New Skills

Statement on the Use of Proprietary Guidelines by Managed Care Organizations

1996

Statement on Principles Underlying Perioperative Responsibility

Statement on Indications for the Use of Permanently Implanted Cardiac Pacemakers

1995

Statement on Issues to Be Considered Before New Surgical Technology Is Applied to the Care of Patients

Statement on Managed Care and the Trauma System

1994

Statement of Recommendations to Ensure Quality of Surgical Services in Managed Care Environments

Statement on Emerging Surgical Technologies and the Evaluation of Credentials

Statement Regarding Clinical Trials

Statement on Surgical Residencies and the Educational Environment

1993

Statement on Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Procedures

1992

Statement on Certificates of Special or Added Qualifications

1986–1990

Statement on Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Statement for the Advisory Council for General Surgery to the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons

Statement on Disclosure of Commercial Interest

Statement on Fundamental Characteristics of Surgical Residency Programs

Statement in Response to the Clinical Alert from the National Cancer Institute

Statement on Interprofessional Relations with Doctors of Chiropractic

Statement on Billing of Surgical Fees for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) Treatment of Patients with Calculous Disease