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2002 Bulletin

We have compiled past issues of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons and listed features for each issue. You can view the additional content and full issues of the Bulletin by clicking on the month or cover image.

January 2002 BulletinJanuary

Volume 87, Issue 1

  • Surgeons pocket PDAs to end paper chase: Part I
  • 9/11: Another reason to “ungate” health care
  • CPT changes in 2002
  • Committee keeps College fiscally prepared for the future



February 2002 BulletinFebruary

Volume 87, Issue 2

  • Surgeon takes flight to deliver improved sight worldwide
  • Surgeons pocket PDAs to end paper chase: Part II
  • Liability premium increases may offer opportunities for change
  • Governors’ committee deals with range of risks
  • A summary of the Ethics and Philosophy Lecture: Surgery—Is it an impairing profession?
  • Statement on bicycle safety and the promotion of bicycle helmet use

March 2002 BulletinMarch

Volume 87, Issue 3

  • Lessons from an HCV-infected surgeon
  • Health care organizations wield influence in Washington
  • In their own words: Serving on the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council
  • Ten specialty boards report accomplishments and plans: Part I
  • ACS Officers and Regents

April 2002 BulletinApril

Volume 87, Issue 4

  • ATLS® training: A novel approach
  • Patient safety update: Office-based surgery regulation expands
  • Ten specialty boards report accomplishments and plans: Part II



May 2002 BulletinMay

Volume 87, Issue 5

  • September 11, 2001: A test of preparedness and spirit
  • Geographic adjustment and the Medicare fee schedule
  • Gowns and drapes for the “level of exposure anticipated”
  • What makes a general surgeon



June 2002 BulletinJune

Volume 87, Issue 6

  • The health care worker shortage: Nurses offer their perspective
  • The health care worker shortage: Suggested responses from the surgical community
  • Cognitive changes and retirement among senior surgeons
  • Provider volume and clinical outcomes in surgery: Issues and implications
  • In their own words: At the bedside and the bench: Research skills that last a lifetime

July 2002 BulletinJuly

Volume 87, Volume 7

  • 9/11: Jersey City Medical Center—lessons learned
  • The American Joint Committee on Cancer: Updating the strategies in cancer staging
  • 2002 Clinical Congress preliminary program



August 2002 BulletinAugust

Volume 87, Issue 8

  • Licensed to heal
  • Program shows medical students the human side of surgery
  • Selecting the best Medicare payment option



September 2002 BulletinSeptember

Volume 87, Issue 9

  • Reporting medical errors: Variables in the system shape attitudes toward reporting adverse events
  • ACS offers advocacy resources
  • Statement on residency work hours



October 2002 BulletinOctober

Volume 87, Issue 10

  • Charitable immunity statutes shield surgeon volunteers
  • Fellowship programs place surgeons in policymaking positions
  • Statement on the use of animals in research, education, and teaching



November 2002 BulletinNovember

Volume 87, Issue 11

  • The College should be instrumental in adapting simulators to education
  • A critical approach to medical simulation
  • 2003 state legislative sessions: New opportunities for change
  • The origins of regulated resident work hours: New York and beyond
  • Statement on scope of practice

December 2002 BulletinDecember

Volume 87, Issue 12

  • Presidential Address: The challenge of emerging surgical technology: The College can help
  • Economic credentialing: A growing concern
  • Clinical Congress 2002: Highlights
  • Statement on ensuring correct patient, correct site, and correct procedure surgery
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Regents
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Governors
  • Report of the Executive Director
  • ACS Officers and Regents