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ACS Smoking Cessation Online Course

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

An E-Learning, 1 CME accredited program for surgical practitioners to detail 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 titled "It pays for your patients to Quit Smoking before surgery: Outcomes, Interventions and Reimbursement."

Price:
Fellows - $40
Associates - $40
Resident Members - $25
Affiliate MD/DO Members - $40
Medical Students - $25
Non-Members - $65

ACS Surgery Resident OSCE DVD ACS Surgery Resident Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) DVD
08ML-0001

The ACS Surgery Resident Objective Structured Clinical Examination 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 five-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

 

CC2016 Hot Topic Webcast - Practicing Surgeons

The CC2016 Hot Topic Webcast Package includes selected webcast sessions from Clinical Congress 2016.

 

Practicing surgeons may claim Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit and earn Self-Assessment Credit for each webcast.   Receive a CME certificate with Self-Assessment Credit upon successful completion of viewing the presentations, successfully passing the posttest, and completing the online evaluation.

 

Price:
Fellows - $150
Non-Fellow - $295

CC2016 Hot Topic Webcast - Residents & Affiliates

The CC2016 Hot Topic Webcast Package includes selected webcast sessions from Clinical Congress 2016.

 

Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Price:
Resident and Associate Society (RAS) Member - $95
Surgical Resident, Non RAS Member - $175

Central Lines Home Skills Kit

Central Lines Home Skills Kit
16PE-0003

The Surgical Patient Education Central Lines Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. This program will walk you through: understanding your central line (CVAD), skills to manage your central line, problem solving, home management tips, as well as other resources. Each skills kit contains: practice equipment (syringes, tubing, needleless connector, alcohol wipes, gloves, and practice model), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. The Central Lines 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 Teleflex.


Price:
ACS Members:
$20.00 per kit

Non-Members:
$40.00 per kit

For a complete description and ordering information please visit:
https://www.facs.org/education/patient-education/

Communicating w/ Patients about Surgical Error DVDCommunicating with Patients about Surgical Errors and Adverse Outcomes (DVD)
07KC-0002

This educational DVD (Windows and MAC platform) addresses the essential principles of communicating with patients about surgical errors and adverse outcomes. Research has revealed that physicians and patients have very different perspectives regarding these issues, and this DVD presents viewpoints of each group. Critical concepts for understanding and approaching conversations regarding surgical errors and adverse outcomes are presented by Drs. Thomas Gallagher and John Banja during surgical grand rounds at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA. In addition, three vignettes involving a retained sponge, an operating room burn, and a common bile duct injury depict surgeons interacting with patients in these scenarios using a variety of strategies and approaches. Discussion points for each vignette are provided.

The content does not provide legal advice, nor does it establish a standard of care for disclosing surgical error. It is also a valuable tool for teaching and group discussion purposes with surgeons, residents, or medical students. This project was supported by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Grant number U 18 HS12021. Developed by ACS Division of Education. Please note continuing education credit (CME) is not available for this product.

Price: Free

 

Disclosing Surgical Error Vignettes DVD Disclosing Surgical Error: Vignettes for Discussion (DVD)
06KC-0001

This educational DVD (Windows and MAC platform) 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’s 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

 

Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit

Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit
15PE-0002

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.


Price:
ACS Members:
$20.00 per kit


Non-Members:
$40.00 per kit

For a complete description and ordering information please visit:
https://www.facs.org/education/patient-education/skills-programs/feeding-tube

Guidelines for Optimal Ambulatory Surgical Care Guidelines for Optimal Ambulatory Surgical Care and Office-Based Surgery
04GR-0001

Developed by the Board of Governors Committee on Ambulatory Surgical Care. A set of optimal educational guidelines to help the surgeon in the office practice of surgery provide this service to patients in an appropriate manner and in a safe environment. (May 2000).

Price:
Single copies: Free
Additional: $5.00 each
10 or more copies: $4.50 each
Ostomy Home Skill Kit: Spanish Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Spanish Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy

10PE-0002


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.

Price:
ACS Members: $3.50 / kit

Non-Members:
$40.00 per kit (plus shipping and handling)


View this product online: https://www.facs.org/education/patient-education/skills-programs/ostomy-program/programa-de-ostomia/ostomia-para-adultos

 

Ostomy Home Skill Kit: Spanish Adult Urostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Spanish Adult Urostomy

10PE-0002


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.

Price:
ACS Members: $3.50 / kit

Non-Members:
$40.00 per kit (plus shipping and handling)


View this product online: https://www.facs.org/education/patient-education/skills-programs/ostomy-program/programa-de-ostomia/ostomia-para-adultos

 

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Ped. Colostomy/Ileostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Pediatric Colostomy/Ileostomy

10PE-0002

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.

Price:
ACS Members: $3.50 / kit

Non-Members:
$40.00 per kit (plus shipping and handling)

View this program online:
https://www.facs.org/education/patient-education/skills-programs/ostomy-program/pediatric-ostomy

 

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy
10PE-0002


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.

Price:
ACS Members: $3.50 / kit (limit 100 kits)

Non-Members:
$40.00 per kit (plus shipping and handling)


View this product online: https://www.facs.org/education/patient-education/skills-programs/ostomy-program/adult-ostomy

 

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Urostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Urostomy

10PE-0002


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.

Price:
ACS Members: $3.50 / kit

Non-Members:
$40.00 per kit (plus shipping and handling)


View this product online: https://www.facs.org/education/patient-education/skills-programs/ostomy-program/adult-ostomy

 

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Pediatric Urostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Pediatric Urostomy 
10PE-0002

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.

Price:
ACS Members: $3.50 / kit

Non-Members:
$40.00 per kit (plus shipping and handling)

View this program online:
https://www.facs.org/education/patient-education/skills-programs/ostomy-program/pediatric-ostomy

 

Professionalism in Surgery: 2nd Edition DVD

Professionalism in Surgery: Challenges and Choices - 2nd Edition (DVD)
08KC-0013

Watch a demo of the program HERE.

This 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 education credit (CME) 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 Non-Members: $45
Other Affiliate: $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 45 years, SESAP® (Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program) has been a premier educational resource for practicing surgeons who want to assess and maintain their clinical knowledge. Developed by American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, the 16thedition of SESAPis designed to help surgeons acquire and apply new knowledge as well as reaffirm existing knowledge in a commitment to lifelong learning. SESAP16 uses a robust process of self-assessment in a supportive environment to help surgeons evaluate and maintain their clinical competence and expand their knowledge.

The new edition consists of 850 newly constructed, problem-based, multiple-choice questions. Comprehensive critiques provide evidence-based explanations regarding all the answer choices, as well as supporting references from the current literature. The questions address all 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. These categories are consistent with the American Board of Surgery (ABS) outline for topics addressed in ABS examinations. Many surgeons use SESAP to prepare for high-stakes examinations.

SESAP is also a valuable self-assessment tool and is recognized by the ABS as a resource that can be used to help fulfill Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 requirements for continuing medical education (CME) credit and self assessment. A total of 90 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be earned. All 90 credits can be used for self assessment, and the credits can be claimed by individual categories, or all at once at the end of the program. Participants enrolled for CME credit complete a self-assessment and review process, followed by a CME test to show mastery of the content and to reinforce learning.

CME credit can be earned only by using the CME Web version (and its companion mobile app).  This format can be combined with a supplemental print copy of the two-volume syllabus. Participants who do not want CME credit have NonCME Web and print options. The print version cannot be used for CME; it includes the two-volume syllabus, self-assessment book, and the self-scoring booklet.

Before ordering, please read about what to consider when selecting a SESAP 16 package.

SESAP Sampler

SESAP Sampler®

SESAP® Sampler is designed to enhance surgical decision-making skills and patient care through continuous, periodic self-assessment. Developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, SESAP® Sampler allows users to conveniently assess their surgical knowledge from anywhere at any time.

Each month, subscribers receive five case-based, multiple-choice questions, along with discussions regarding each possible answer and citations for supporting references. The questions are previously unpublished questions developed through the same rigorous, multi-step, peer-review process used for SESAP 16. The topics parallel the content outline for the general surgery recertification examination. Upcoming topics include breast, trauma, abdomen, vascular, endocrine, thoracic, and alimentary tract.

The Web-based self-assessment resource is offered as an annual subscription consisting of 12 monthly online modules and provides the opportunity to earn a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. These credits may be helpful in meeting of Maintenance of Certification Part 2 requirements of the American Board of Surgery for continuing medical education credit and self assessment.

Price:
Fellow / Affiliate MD, DO: $105
Associate Fellow: $50
Resident and Associate Society Member (RAS): $50
Resident Non-Member: $85
Non-Member/Others (none of the above): $150

SRGS Breast Diseases Single Issue

SRGS Breast Diseases Single Issue                                                    ACS Member                      Non-Member
Individual$115$165
 

This 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

• Breast physiology–selected aspects

• History and physical examination for diagnosis of breast disease

• Benign breast disorders

• Breast cancer

• Special problems in breast cancer management

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.

SRGS Rural Surgery Single Issue

SRGS Rural Surgery Single Issue                                                    ACS Member                      Non-Member
Individual$115$165

Due to recent declarations from health leaders around the globe, including the World Health Organization, there will be an increased emphasis on providing quality surgical care in austere and underserved regions. This special issue of Selected Readings in General Surgery will explore key rural surgery issues to help gain an enhanced perspective on the current status of high-quality health care access in rural regions, including the health risks faced by rural-area residents, data on health outcomes for rural patients, important aspects of maintaining a thriving rural surgeon workforce, rural surgeon training models, and important differences in the volume and variety of clinical problems experienced by rural vs. urban surgeons.

Rural Surgery Single Issue Topic List

  • Rural Surgery – Global Perspectives
  • Important Characteristics of Contemporary Rural Surgery
  • Rural Surgery & Health Systems Issues
  • Rural Surgeon Recruitment & Retention
  • Training for Rural Surgery Practice
  • Clinical Challenges in Rural Surgery

The issue includes self-assessment test that, upon completion, can earn the participant 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.