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ACS Surgery Resident OSCE DVD ACS Surgery Resident Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) DVD
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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

 

Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.2.1 Ensuring Patient-Centered Care

Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.2.1: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care
13CA-0001

This manual encompasses the restructured requirements that each program must meet prior to survey and includes the revised and new standards that must be met in order to obtain CoC accreditation.

The manual includes standards that are designed to address patient-centered needs, including mechanisms to address psychosocial distress, manage health care barriers and disparities through a patient navigation process, deliver genetic testing and counseling, and provide for preparation and distribution of a survivorship care plan at the conclusion of treatment. The standards have also been enhanced to increase the focus on evaluating the quality of care and outcomes through the introduction of expected performance levels for accountability and quality improvement measures, as well as an annual study that assesses the appropriateness of patient evaluation and treatment planning.

This publication replaces all previous versions of the manual, including: Cancer Program Standards 2009: Revised Edition and Cancer Program, Standards 2012: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care, and Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.1: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care, and Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.2:Ensuring Patient-Centered Care. The requirements in this manual are to be implemented January 1, 2012 and should be used to support compliance with CoC standards for accreditation beginning in 2012 and forward.

Price: $50.

Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care 2016 Edition

Cancer Program Standards:  Ensuring Patient-Centered Care 2016 Edition
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The Commission on Cancer (CoC)’s Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care Manual (2016 edition) encompasses the requirements cancer programs must meet to earn and maintain CoC accreditation.

The manual includes standards to promote patient-centered cancer care, including the delivery of genetic testing and counseling, the development of survivorship care plans, and mechanisms to address psychosocial distress and health care disparities and barriers. The standards have been enhanced with clarifications and improved language to help with the comprehension of the compliance criteria.

 

The 2016 edition replaces all previous versions of the manual. The requirements in this manual are to be implemented January 1, 2016 (with the exception of the 2017 phase-in standards) and followed to demonstrate compliance with CoC standards.

Price: $50.

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 of 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 in late fall of 2017 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: $ 95

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 of 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 in late fall of 2017 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. Those who might need the CME credit prior to activation of the online system can contact the ACS Division of Education.

Price:

Fellows: $ 145

Affiliate DO/MD: $ 145

RAS-ACS Members: $ 80**

Resident Nonmembers*: $ 100**

Others: $ 205

* 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. 

** Residents receive certificates of completion.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Standards Manual National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Standards Manual
09BC-0001

This manual serves as the official program guide for centers pursuing accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and describes the 17 essential components and 29 program standards required for NAPBC accreditation. The activities of the NAPBC have been designed to ensure that the structure and processes necessary for interdisciplinary quality breast care are in place in accredited centers. Developed by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Price: $50

NTDS Data Dictionary 2017 Admissions

NTDS Data Dictionary 2017 Admissions
16T-0002

The National Trauma Data Standard (NTDS) Data Dictionary is designed to establish a national standard for the exchange of trauma registry data, and to serve as the operational definitions for the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) and the Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP). It is expected—and encouraged—that local and state trauma registry committees will move towards extending and/or modifying their registries to adopt NTDS-based definitions. The data, which are submitted according to this standard, are used for all NTDB and TQIP reports, and the NTDS Data Dictionary is an essential abstraction tool for all ACS-verified trauma centers, as well as for NTDB and TQIP participants. This version of the NTDS Data Dictionary is applicable to patients with a 2017 admission year.

Price:  $25 each
            $22.50 for quantities of 15 or more

 

Oncology Medical Home Accreditation Program Standards Manual

Oncology Medical Home Accreditation Program Standards Manual
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The Oncology Medical Home Accreditation Standards Manual provides practices with a framework to earn accreditation as a Commission on Cancer Oncology Medical Home (CoC OMH)-accredited program. Practices seeking accreditation will need to meet the standards outlined in this manual, including:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Patient engagement
  • Expanded access
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Comprehensive team-based care
  • Quality improvement

Price: $30.

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

Successfully Navigating PGY1 Essentials Successfully Navigating the First Year of Surgical Residency:
Essentials for Medical Students and PGY-1 Residents

06ML-0001

Successfully Navigating the First Year of Surgical Residency: Essentials for Medical Students and PGY-1 Residents

This Division of Education publication lists the critical cognitive, clinical, and technical skills needed to help new surgical residents be better prepared for their first year of residency training. The first section addresses the essential areas of knowledge and skills that surgical residents should possess at the beginning of the first year of residency education. The second section lists the essential areas of knowledge and skills expected of residents at the completion of the first year.

The document lays the groundwork for education and training in all surgical specialties and includes contemporary topics in surgery within the context of the six core competencies identified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (medical knowledge, patient care, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice). In addition, heavy emphasis has been placed on patient safety issues.

The “Essentials” publication, which replaces the “Prerequisites for Graduate Surgical Education: A Guide for Medical Students and PGY-1 Surgical Residents, ” should be helpful to medical students interested in surgery, surgical residents, and residency program directors. The spiral-bound publication fits in a lab coat pocket for easy reference, and also is available as a downloadable file. This project was supported by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Grant U18 HS12021 and is free of charge.

Download File: Successfully Navigating the First Year of Surgical Residency: Essentials for Medical Students and PGY-1 Residents
(510K PDF)
(165K DOC)

Price: Free

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