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A Century of Surgeons and Surgery

A Century of Surgeons and Surgery: The American College of Surgeons 1913–2012
by David L. Nahrwold, MD, FACS, and Peter J. Kernahan, MD, PhD, FACS

12PI-0001

This book chronicles the story behind the evolution of one of the nation’s foremost medical societies, the American College of Surgeons. Drs. Nahrwold and Kernahan devoted four years to researching and writing this engaging account of the College’s achievements, occasional setbacks, and changes in direction as the College steadily works to influence the course of scientific surgery in America and establish itself as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The authors vividly capture the complex personalities of the leaders of the College through the first 100 years. The American College of Surgeons opened its Archives to the authors, providing access to materials not previously available. This work is an authoritative history of the College, published during its Centennial celebration.

About the authors: David L. Nahrwold is retired chair of surgery at Northwestern University, Chicago, and Peter J. Kernahan is a surgeon and medical historian who has written a thesis on the College’s formation.

Price:  $19.95

 

A Mirror Reflecting Surgery, Surgeons, and Their College: The Bulletin

A Mirror Reflecting Surgery, Surgeons, and Their College: The Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

David Nahrwold, MD, FACS

To celebrate the centennial of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), David L. Nahrwold, MD, FACS, has written a history of the ACS member magazine.

“After studying the history of the College and the content of 100 years of Bulletins,” writes Dr. Nahrwold in the book’s foreword, “I soon realized that the Bulletin has conveyed the remarkable story of how the College and its members laid the foundation for our health care system.”

The book covers the history of the magazine through the end of World War II, and illuminates the background, concerns, and personalities of the College’s founders and leaders as they explained and defended their actions to the members and determined what role the ACS would play in the practice of surgery.

Price: $15.95

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, and Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, Editors.

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety is intended to be a trusted resource for surgical leaders seeking to improve patient care in their institutions, departments, and practices. It builds on the the College’s long tradition of developing successful quality programs for improving surgical care, and introduces key concepts in quality, safety, and reliability and explores the essential elements that all hospitals should have in place to ensure patient-centered care.

Price

Single-Copy Quantity - $44.95

10 or More Copies - $39.95

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™.

The Big Z: The Life of Robert M. Zollinger, MD

The Big Z: The Life of Robert M. Zollinger, MD
14PI-0001

The Big Z: The Life of Robert M. Zollinger, MD. Craig Miller, MD, FACS, researched and wrote this engaging account of the impressive life and career of Robert M. Zollinger, MD, FACS. The narrative is a compelling read for anyone interested in the story behind a legend of the surgical profession.

Price: $14.95

The Conscience of Surgery: C. Rollins Hanlon, MD, FACS

The Conscience of Surgery: C. Rollins Hanlon, MD, FACS

David Nahrwold, MD, FACS

An account of the extraordinary life of C. Rollins Hanlon, MD, FACS, Director of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), 1969–1986. Dr. Hanlon, an erudite, principled cardiothoracic surgeon and innovator, co-developed the Blalock-Hanlon operation with Alfred Blalock. He had a distinguished surgical career, including stints at Johns Hopkins and at St. Louis University—where, as chair of surgery, he developed the institution's cardiac research capabilities, which helped to pioneer early open-heart and heart-transplant procedures. As Director, President, and Executive Consultant for the ACS, Dr. Hanlon had a profound effect on the direction and philosophy of the College. He received the first ACS Lifetime Achievement Award.

Price: $15.95

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