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ACS CRS CME Subscription

ACS Case Reviews in Surgery offers in-depth analyses of current and unique surgical cases. Each 10-article issue will teach surgeons effective ways to use the highest-quality surgical research to achieve patient care excellence.

ACS Smoking Cessation Online Course

Our e-learning program for surgical practitioners details the effects of nicotine and smoking on surgical outcomes, the benefits of counseling and pharmacotherapy, the appropriate codes and reimbursement benefits for smoking cessation counseling, and resources for surgeons and patients.

Participants can earn a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

ACS Surgery Resident OSCE DVD

The ACS Surgery Resident Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) was developed as a tool for assessing the entry-level knowledge and skills of PGY-1 surgery residents in delivering safe care to surgery patients with critical and life-threatening conditions. The OSCE is intended as a formative evaluation tool for providing residents with constructive feedback regarding their management of critical situations that they are likely to encounter, particularly when they are on call. Ten scenarios have been developed that unfold during a 10-minute clinical encounter and a 5-minute written post-encounter. Cases include the traditional use of standardized patients (SPs), as well as telephone conversations and encounters with standardized nurses and medical students.

The OSCE is designed for use by any residency program, regardless of previous experience with OSCEs or availability of a SP training program or facility. This program includes two parts: a CD that provides all the written materials and instructions needed to prepare for and administer the OSCE, and a DVD that provides a gold standard performance of each clinical scenario being portrayed by a SP and resident.

This project was supported by grant number U18 HS12021 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education. 2008.

Central Lines Home Skills Broadcast Rights

The Central Lines Home Skills Program supports patients with education and materials to learn and practice the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery and is a simulation-based, multimedia program that supports self-paced learning and safe self-management following discharge. The skills kit was developed with multi-association consensus and is funded in part by a grant from Teleflex. This is an excellent teaching video for both patients and professional staff.

The American College of Surgeons is now granting single hospital networks access to broadcast the licensed video program. This standard license is a one-time fee and will include two Central Line Home Skills Kits.* Each skill kit contains practice equipment, a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, references for additional support, and a step-by-step checklist to guide performance and evaluation of skill acquisition. View the Central Lines Home Skills Program on the ACS website.

Includes: Video Broadcast Rights, one DVD, and two Central Lines Home Skill Kits

Review the Broadcast and Duplication Terms and Conditions. By clicking "Add to Cart," you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License

*Additional Central Lines Home Skills Kits can be ordered separately.

Colectomy Brochure (Spanish)

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These comprehensive patient education brochures, available in packs of 25, inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

Colectomy Brochure

These comprehensive patient education brochures, available in packs of 25, inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care - Book Only

Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, MPH, JD, FACS(Hon.); Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS; Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS; Editors
Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Associate editor

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care is a definitive textbook on ethical issues in surgical practice. This unique resource defines the field of surgical ethics as it has evolved over the past decade, provides a foundation for understanding many of the central ethical issues in surgical practice, and organizes the essential principles in a practical way that promotes application to surgical care. The book was developed under the auspices of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education and the Committee on Ethics. The editors have compiled 21 chapters that address the broad areas of the surgeon-patient relationship, the surgeon and the surgical profession, and the surgeon and society. Written by experts in surgical ethics, chapters focus on the unique circumstances of surgeons and the practice of surgery. Case scenarios are included to ground the ethical discussions in the realities of clinical practice.

Topics include the distinctive aspects of surgical ethics, surgical judgment and uncertainty, a toolbox for surgical ethics, duties and obligations of surgeons, informed consent, disclosure, end-of-life issues, surgical innovation, conflicts of interest, ethics in surgical research and publication, mentor-mentee relationships, teaching surgical ethics, errors, organ transplant patients, and global challenges in ethics. The printed book includes access to an online version.

Interested in earning 38 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ to help meet regulatory mandates? Purchase Ethical Issues in Surgical Care - Book with CME.

* To be eligible for the resident nonmember price, residents in surgical programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education must submit a letter of verification from their program director or administrator.

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care - Book with CME

Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, MPH, JD, FACS(Hon.); Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS; Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS; Editors
Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Associate editor

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care is a definitive textbook on ethical issues in surgical practice. This unique resource defines the field of surgical ethics as it has evolved over the past decade, provides a foundation for understanding many of the central ethical issues in surgical practice, and organizes the essential principles in a practical way that promotes application to surgical care. The book was developed under the auspices of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education and the Committee on Ethics. The editors have compiled 21 chapters that address the broad areas of the surgeon-patient relationship, the surgeon and the surgical profession, and the surgeon and society. Written by experts in surgical ethics, chapters focus on the unique circumstances of surgeons and the practice of surgery. Case scenarios are included to ground the ethical discussions in the realities of clinical practice.

Topics include the distinctive aspects of surgical ethics, surgical judgment and uncertainty, a toolbox for surgical ethics, duties and obligations of surgeons, informed consent, disclosure, end-of-life issues, surgical innovation, conflicts of interest, ethics in surgical research and publication, mentor-mentee relationships, teaching surgical ethics, errors, organ transplant patients, and global challenges in ethics. The printed book includes access to an online version.

In addition, those who purchase the continuing medical education (CME) option can earn a maximum of 38 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ to help meet regulatory mandates.

*Residents receive certificates of completion.

**To be eligible for the resident nonmember price, residents in surgical programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education must submit a letter of verification from r program director or administrator.

Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit

The Surgical Patient Education Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit is a simulation-based, multimedia program that supports self-paced learning and safe self-management following discharge. Each skill kit contains practice equipment, a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, discharge guidelines, references for additional support, and a step-by-step checklist to guide performance and evaluation of skill acquisition. The Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit was developed with multi-association consensus and is funded in part by a grant from Applied Medical Technology, Inc.

Visit the ACS website for more information about the Feeding Tube Home Skills Program .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

Optimal Resources for Surgical Education and Training

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS; Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS; Lewis M. Flint, MD, FACS; J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, Editors.

Optimal Resources for Surgical Education and Training, the “Gold Book,” is the definitive guide to training surgeons of the future. The breadth and depth of the field of surgery has only expanded in recent years and this manual serves as an authoritative reference for surgical education leaders, as well as a roadmap for residency training programs to ensure educational excellence in the training of surgery residents of all specialties. Experts contributed to every chapter, creating a comprehensive overview of each aspect of surgical education. The book covers the optimal theoretical, educational, and practical resources needed to train surgical residents.

This manual is written for surgical faculty and leadership, professional educators, hospital administrators, surgical residents, and anyone involved in surgical resident education and training.

Ostomy Broadcast Rights: Adult English

The Ostomy Home Skills Kit supports patients by providing education and simulation materials for learning and practicing the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Evaluation of data from the program shows improved patient satisfaction, as well as reduced complications and expenditures. Health care professionals have rated the kits as being effective in preparing patients for self-care and effective in reducing time spent educating patients. This 30-minute video program includes an overview of the surgical procedure and realistic demonstration of emptying, removing, sizing, and applying a new pouch. Pouch options, skin care, problem solving skills, and emergency management are also discussed. This video is an excellent teaching tool for both lay and professional audiences.

The American College of Surgeons is now granting single hospital networks access to broadcast the licensed video program. This standard license will also include two Ostomy Home Skills kits (one urostomy and one colostomy/ileostomy kit). Each kit includes: one DVD, one booklet, two pouches, measuring guide, scissors, body marking pen, stoma simulator, skills checklist, and additional resource list. View the Ostomy Home Skills Program on the ACS website.

Includes: Video broadcast rights, one DVD, two Ostomy Home Skill kits (one colostomy/ileostomy and one urostomy)*

Review the Broadcast and Duplication Terms and Conditions. By clicking "Add to Cart," you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License.

*Additional Ostomy Home Skills Kits can be ordered separately.

Ostomy Home Skill Kit: Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy (Spanish)

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides Spanish-speaking patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Spanish Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy Skills Kit .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

Ostomy Home Skill Kit: Adult Urostomy (Spanish)

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides Spanish-speaking patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Spanish Adult Urostomy Kit

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Ped. Colostomy/Ileostomy

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Pediatric Colostomy/Ileostomy Skills Kit .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy Home Skills Kit .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Urostomy

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Adult Urostomy Skills Kit .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Pediatric Urostomy

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Pediatric Urostomy Skills Kit .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

Patient Education ACS Chapter Leader Sample Pack

The Patient Education ACS Chapter Leader Sample Pack was developed by the Patient Education Committee and the Board of Governors Patient Education Pillar. This set of sample patient education materials, including the ostomy skills kit, quit smoking before surgery brochure, inguinal hernia brochure, all product overview brochure, and one laminated table-top sign, can be used during chapter meeting presentations and accompany the PowerPoint program. The quality resources offered by the ACS meet all current requirements and have been identified to improve patient satisfaction, increase confidence in self-care, and reduce the need for additional resources. 

Patient Education Toolkit - 60 Day Free Trial

A 60-day trial of your own personalized Surgical Patient Education Toolkit with access to the entire ACS Patient Education resources. Over 200 titles are available to print, display on your website, or deliver electronically to help patients understand their surgical procedures and better manage their perioperative care. Titles include the entire surgical prep series - medications, quit smoking, questions to ask, procedure education, safe pain control, Home Skills training videos and the Prepare for Cancer Surgery series as well as patient education from federal government health agencies. You have control of the titles displayed and can publish you own patient education content. Your Toolkit can be personalized with your professional practice information that highlights your surgical expertise.

The free trial will end in 60 days from the point of purchase. At 60 days you will have the opportunity to purchase the full program. If the purchase is not made, your site will close and no longer be available. The ACS website contains all materials for patient viewing.

Review the Terms and Conditions. By clicking "Add to Cart," you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License.

 *Additional print brochures and videos for your hospital library can be ordered separately.

Professionalism in Surgery: 2nd Edition DVD

The second edition of Professionalism in Surgery: Challenges and Choices presents 12 new vignettes in addition to the original 12 vignettes, the American College of Surgeons "Code of Professional Conduct," and "Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter." The 24 lively vignettes depict realistic dilemmas that surgeons face in everyday practice, present possible courses of action, and highlight the principles of professionalism underlying various actions. New vignettes include titles such as "Dropped Pass," "Industry Temptations," "Molecular Mischief," and "Expert Excesses."

The first edition met with wide acclaim for teaching purposes, whether used with small groups of residents or for Grand Rounds with practicing surgeons. The engaging and sometimes humorous vignettes always prompt stimulating and productive discussions. Developed by the ACS Division of Education. 2008. Please note continuing medical education (CME) credit is not available for this product.

* Non-RAS residents must supply a letter confirming status as a resident from a program director or administrator and are limited to one CD-ROM. Fax number: 312-202-5001.

SRGS Breast Diseases Single Issue

The Breast Diseases issue of Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS) reviews surgical diseases of the breast. Detailed discussions of problems frequently encountered in surgical practice include breast neoplasia, breast infections, nipple discharge, and breast pain.

Topic List

  • Selected Aspects of Breast Physiology
  • Diagnosing Breast Disease
  • Benign Breast Disorders
  • Breast Cancer

This issue includes a self-assessment test that offers the opportunity to earn up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

SRGS Ethics, Patient Safety & the Business of Medicine Single Issue

The Ethics, Patient Safety, and the Business of Medicine issue of Selected eadings in General Surgery (SRGS) reviews recent literature on topics that are important to surgeons, including the increase of certain health care trends like patient's personal freedom and autonomy and increased patient involvement in seeking, consenting to, and even refusing surgical care.

The goal of this issue is to help surgeons become more familiar with the fundamentals of ethical surgical practices in light of these new health care trends. Additionally, this issue aims to help surgeons learn new ways of controlling heart care costs and to better formulate strategies to create successful and sustainable health care institutions.

Topic List

  • Surgical Ethics
  • Patient Safety in Surgical Practice
  • The Business of Medicine

 

This issue includes a self-assessment test that offers the opportunity to earn up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

SRGS Geriatrics & Palliative Care Single Issue

The Geriatrics and Palliative Care issue of Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS) discusses articles relevant to the care of geriatric patients who require surgical interventions as well as features of palliative care that surgeons can use for optimum control of symptoms and quality of life for patients with diseases that cannot be cured.

The goal of this issue is to help surgeons understand methods of evaluating when surgical management is necessary in elderly patients, how to quantify and manage surgical risk (particularly with regards to chronic conditions that may influence operative risk), how to determine when palliative care is indicated, how to effectively communicate available surgical and palliative options to patients, the patient's family, and surrogate caregivers, and how to embrace a team approach to palliative care.

Topic List

  • Clinical Assessment of the Geriatric Patient
  • Surgical Outcomes in Geriatric Patients
  • Perioperative Management of Geriatric Patients
  • Education and Training in Geriatric Care
  • Injury Management in Geriatric Patients
  • Palliative Care for Surgical Patients

This issue includes a self-assessment test that offers the opportunity to earn up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

SRGS Print

This product includes a CME program that can be used to earn 80 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per subscription year or 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per issue.