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ACS Case Reviews in Surgery – with CME

ACS Case Reviews in Surgery - with CME

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.

Price: $125

ACS Case Reviews in Surgery – without CME

ACS Case Reviews in Surgery without CME

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.

Price: $75

ACS Smoking Cessation Online Course

It Pays for Your Patients to Quit Smoking Before Surgery: Outcomes, Interventions, and Reimbursement

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™.

Price:

Fellows, Associate Fellows, Affiliate MD/DO Members: $40
Resident Members, Medical Students: $25
Nonmembers: $65

ACS Surgery Resident OSCE DVD

ACS Surgery Resident Objective Structured Clinical Examination 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.

Price: Free

Central Lines Home Skills Broadcast Rights

Central Lines Home Skills Kit 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.

Price: $300 (one-time fee)

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)

Colectomia
Extirpación quirúrgica del colon

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. View the Colectomía brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Colectomy Brochure

Colectomy
Surgical Removal of the Colon

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. View the Colectomy brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Disclosing Surgical Error Vignettes DVD

Disclosing Surgical Error: Vignettes for Discussion (DVD)

This educational DVD (Windows and Mac platforms) provides teaching tools to stimulate dialogue regarding strategies for communicating effectively about surgical errors and adverse outcomes with patients and their families. The vignettes on the DVD involve a surgeon who encountered major arterial bleeding after inserting a Veress needle to insufflate the patient’s abdomen during a routine laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The scenes depict the surgeon discussing the error and current status of the patient with the family, and may be used as the basis of discussion regarding the disclosure of errors and adverse events, as well as effective and ineffective approaches to disclosure.

The DVD vignettes—the first of which illustrates an interaction in which the disclosure could be improved significantly, while the second vignette demonstrates strategies for breaking bad news more effectively—may be used as freestanding trigger tapes for small group discussions with surgeons, surgical residents, or medical students, or may be incorporated into a comprehensive course.

The content does not provide legal advice, nor does it establish the standard of care on disclosing surgical error. This project was supported by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Grant U18 HS12021 and is free of charge. Developed by the ACS Division of Education.

Price: Free

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care - Book Only

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

Published in fall 2017, Ethical Issues in Surgical Care is a new, 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 400-page, hardbound 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 that will be available at a later date with the activation of the new ACS learning management system. In addition, those who purchase the continuing medical education option can earn a maximum of 38 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ to help meet regulatory mandates.

Price:

Fellows/Affiliate DO/MD: $95
RAS-ACS Members: $55
Resident Nonmembers*: $75
Others: $130

* 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

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

Published in fall 2017, Ethical Issues in Surgical Care is a new, 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 400-page, hardbound 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 that will be available at a later date with the activation of the new ACS learning management system. 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. Those who might need the CME credit prior to activation of the online system can contact the ACS Division of Education.

Price:

Fellows/Affiliate DO/MD: $145
RAS-ACS Members*: 
$80
Resident Nonmembers*:
$100**
Others:
$205

*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

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.

For more information about the Feeding Tube Home Skills Program, visit the ACS website.

Price:

ACS Members: $20 per kit
Non-Members: $40 per kit

Ostomy Broadcast Rights: Adult English

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult English Broadcast Rights for Hospitals

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.

Price: $300 (one-time fee)

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: Spanish Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Spanish Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy

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 .

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit
Non-Members:  $40 per kit

Ostomy Home Skill Kit: Spanish Adult Urostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Spanish Adult Urostomy

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

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit
Non-Members:  $40 per kit

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Ped. Colostomy/Ileostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Pediatric 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 .

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit
Non-Members:
$40 per kit

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy

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 .

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit (limit 100 kits)
Non-Members: $40 per kit

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Urostomy

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 .

Price:

ACS Members: $5.00 per kit
Non-Members: $40 per kit

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Pediatric Urostomy

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 .

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit
Non-Members: $40 per kit

Patient Education ACS Chapter Leader Sample Pack

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.  

Price:
ACS Members:
 $12.50/pack

Non-Members: $40.00/pack

Professionalism in Surgery: 2nd Edition DVD

Professionalism in Surgery: Challenges and Choices - 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.

Price:

Fellow, Affiliate MD-DO: $99
Non-Fellow: $150
Resident and Society (RAS) Members: $45
Surgical Resident, Non-RAS*: $75
Medical Student Members: $25
Medical Student Nonmembers, Other Affiliate Members: $45

* 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.

SESAP 16

Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP) 16

For more than 45 years, Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP) has been a premier educational resource for practicing surgeons who want to assess and maintain their clinical knowledge. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education developed the 16th edition of SESAP to help surgeons acquire and apply new knowledge and reaffirm existing knowledge in a commitment to lifelong learning. SESAP 16 uses a robust process of self-assessment with immediate feedback to help surgeons evaluate and maintain their clinical competence and expand their expertise.

The current edition consists of 850 newly constructed, case-based, multiple-choice questions. Concise critiques provide evidence-based explanations addressing all the answer choices, as well as supporting references from the current literature. The questions address 14 major content areas of general surgery, including Head and Neck, Breast, Alimentary Tract, Abdomen, Vascular, Endocrine, Trauma, Perioperative Care, Surgical Critical Care, Problems in Related Specialties, Oncology, Skin/Soft Tissue, Legal/Ethics, and Patient Safety/Systems of Care.

SESAP 16 participants who purchase a continuing medical education (CME) version can earn up to 90 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, all of which can be used for self-assessment purposes and to help fulfill requirements for CME credit. To earn CME credit, the program must be completed online. If the CME Web with Supplemental Print package is selected, the supplemental print will be forwarded after successful completion of the CME requirements online. The print version cannot be used to earn CME credit.

SESAP 16 is certified for CME credit through October 31, 2019, and all credit must be claimed by this date. Web access to SESAP 16 will be discontinued on December 31, 2019, when the program is retired.

Before ordering, please read about what to consider when selecting a SESAP 16 package. Visit the ACS website for additional information about SESAP 16 including CME, FAQs, and features.


SESAP 16 Products
CME Packages
SESAP 16 CME Web
SESAP 16 CME Web with Supplemental Print
(Print version will be forwarded upon completion of all CME requirements online.)
NonCME Packages
SESAP 16 NonCME Web
SESAP 16 NonCME Web with Print
SESAP 16 NonCME Print Only
SRGS Breast Diseases Single Issue
Single IssueACS MemberNon-Member
Individual$115$165

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 Colon, Rectum, and Anus, Part I Single Issue
Single IssueACS MemberNon-Member
Individual$115$165

This issue of Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS) begins a three-part series. This issue reviews bowel preparation for reducing the risk of infectious complications after elective colon resection, diseases of the appendix, diverticular disease, colon obstruction, hemorrhoid disease, and perirectal infection (with an emphasis on anal fistulas and fissures).

The goal of this issue is to provide evidence-based updates on the most common abdominal operations performed by general surgeons, diagnostic process refinements, and the health burden imposed by disease complications.

Topic List

  • Bowel Preparation for Elective Colon Procedures
  • Surgery of the Appendix
  • Diverticular Disease of the Colon
  • Colon Obstruction and Volvulus
  • Rectal Prolapse and Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoid Disease
  • Perirectal Infection, Anal Fistula, and Anal Fissure
  • Pilonidal Disease

 

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

SRGS Colon, Rectum, and Anus, Part II Single Issue
Single IssueACS MemberNon-Member
Individual$115$165

The Colon, Rectum, and Anus, Part II issue of Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS) is the second of a three-part series. It specifically addresses neoplastic diseases of this region, refinements in surgical techniques, and the use of effective adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy to help reduce mortality rates.

The goal of this issue is to help improve surgeons' understanding of the malignant potential of colorectal adenomas, and the implementation of programs for cancer prevention through early detection (such as fecal blood analysis) and the removal of premalignant lesions. This issue will also provide guidance for diagnosing and operatively managing colon, rectal, and anal cancer, and it will help surgeons better manage complicated presentations of colon cancer as well as understand the differences in managing cancer, rectal cancer, and anal cancer.

Topic List

  • The Genetic and Molecular Biology of Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors
  • Prevention of Colon Cancer
  • Screening for Cancer Prevention and Early Diagnosis
  • Familial or Genetically Determined Colorectal Neoplasia
  • Diagnosis and Staging of Colon Cancer
  • Operative Management of Colon Cancer
  • Management of Complicated Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer

 

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

SRGS Colon, Rectum, and Anus, Part III Single Issue
Single IssueACS MemberNon-Member
Individual$115$165

The Colon, Rectum, and Anus, Part III issue of Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS) is the third of a three-part series. This review will open with Hirschsprung disease and will then continue the discussion on inflammatory diseases involving the colon that was begun in Part II of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus series. Two additional diseases that are diagnosed with increasing frequency will be explored: Clostridium difficile colitis and ischemic colitis.

The goal of this issue is to teach surgeons new surgical treatment pathways for Hirschsprung disease and to help prevent the significant disabilities and improve quality of life through an enhanced understanding of the epidemiology, biology, clinical aspects, and treatment guidelines associated with inflammatory colon diseases.

Topic List

  • Hirschsprung Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Involving the Colon
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Ischemic Colitis

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
Single IssueACS MemberNon-Member
Individual$115$165

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
Single IssueACS MemberNon-Member
Individual$115$165

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 with CME
SRGS Print Edition with CME                                                      ACS Member           Non-Member
U.S./CANINTLU.S./CANINTL
Individual$490$615$570$680

 

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.

Your Lung Operation Broadcast Rights

Your Lung Operation Broadcast Rights

The Your Lung Operation Home Skills Kit supports patients with education and materials to learn and practice the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery.

Your Lung Operation provides patients needing a lung resection with the knowledge and training to support their full participation and optimal recovery. The 30-minute video includes an overview of the lungs’ anatomy and function and procedure options, preoperative preparation, cancer staging, potential risks, postoperative hospital discharge, and home care. All The Joint Commission safety guidelines are incorporated into the kit, such as site marking, ID band checks, and pneumonia and DVT prevention strategies. This program is an excellent teaching video for both patients and professional staff.

The American College of Surgeons grants single hospital networks access to broadcast the licensed video program. This standard license will also include two Your Lung Operation Home Skills Programs. Each program packet includes: DVD, booklet, individual information sheets that include lung images for surgeon review and drawing, medication lists, exercise and pulmonary rehab activity guides, and smoking cessation resources. View the Your Lung Operation Home Skills Program on the ACS website.

Price: $300 (one-time fee)

Includes: Video broadcast rights, one DVD, and two Your Lung Operation Home Skills 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 Your Lung Operation Home Skills Kits can be ordered separately.

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