APSA Guidelines Approved Guidelines Innovative Therapy White Paper (4/27/16; PDF, 492 KB) Optimal Resources for Children's Surgical Care in the United States (Updated 11/20/14. Includes all three appendices) (PDF 1817 KB) Optimal Resources for Children’s Surgical Care in the United States [J Am Coll Surg 2014;218(3):479-487] (PDF 102 KB) Verification Document Appendix 1 - Levels of Neonatal Care (PDF 1225 KB) Verification Document Appendix 2 - Transfer Agreement (PDF 109 KB) Verification Document Appendix 3 - NSQIP Pediatrics Supplemental Safety Report (PDF 159 KB) Pectus Carinatum Guidelines (8/8/12; PDF, 161 KB) Best Practice for Infant Surgery Position Statement (5/28/08; PDF, 93 KB) View APSA Approved Statements. Approval Process Proposed statements or position papers will be reviewed and approved by an appropriate APSA committee. Assignment will be designated by the president. Upon committee approval, all statements will be directed to the Board of Governors for final review and approval. Selected statements will be forwarded to the Outcomes and Evidence-based Practice Committee for review at the discretion of the Board of Governors. Upon approval, the statements will be posted on the APSA website and be easily accessible on the website. The postings should display the date of posting and author name(s). Statements and positions will be reviewed every five years for relevance. The process for submitting statements will be published in the newsletter and posted on the APSA website.