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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
Standards and Staging

Strong for Surgery

Improve the outcome before the surgery

Strong for Surgery

Better Preparation, Better Outcomes

A patient’s risk of negative outcomes from surgery can be lowered by preparing for surgery using best practices. Enter ACS Strong for Surgery. This important and well-researched initiative brings a pre-surgery checklist to surgeons' offices to help with education, communication, and standardization of best practices to improve outcomes for patients. The better the preparation, the better the recovery. That’s Strong for Surgery.

Preoperative Checklists

Strong for Surgery empowers hospitals and clinics to integrate checklists into the preoperative phase of clinical practice for elective operations. The checklists are used to screen patients for potential risk factors that can lead to surgical complications, and to provide appropriate interventions to ensure better surgical outcomes. The checklists target eight areas known to be highly influential determinants of surgical outcomes:

Questions?

If you have questions about the Strong for Surgery program, contact us today.