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ACS Post-COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery

As many states have approved the resumption of elective surgery, 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, ACS 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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2020 Membership

The Georgia 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 Georgia 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.

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