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  • The International Society of Surgery is now accepting members! To learn more about this integral group and steps to membership, please view the link below
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    Click here to Join the ISS Today

  • The newly established Lancet Commission on Global Surgery is working to address disparities in surgery through strengthening health systems framework and embedding essential surgical care within the global health and development agenda. Visit their website with the link below.
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    Lancet Commission on Global Surgery

  • The perioperative mortality rate (POMR) is defined as an all-cause mortality rate within 24 hours of surgery. This is a benchmark indicator to track safe surgery and anesthesia around the globe. Like the maternal mortality rate (MMR) and the under 5-mortality rate, the POMR will not reveal important aspects of causality, but it will reveal disparities in surgical and anesthesia care.
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    The Perioperative Mortality Rate

  • Ebola Guidelines and Updates

    Ebola Guidelines and Updates   Surgical Protocol for Possible or Confirmed Ebola Cases Sherry M. Wren MD, FACS, FCS (ECSA) and Adam L. Kushner MD, MPH, FACS   (updated as of October 21, 2014) Disclaimer:  Experience with Ebola and measures to prevent infection of health care workers are evolving quickly as new information is gained.  Please check the CDC website frequently to see if there have been any updates in protocols. Ebola is a highly infectious disease caused by a filovirus (Ebola virus), whose normal host species is unknown.  Infection can be potentially fatal and operating room personnel (nurses, surgeons,
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