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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."
Fellows - $40
Associates - $40
Resident Members - $25
MD/DO Members - $40
Medical Students - $25
Non-Members - $65
|ACS Surgery Resident OSCE DVD||
ACS Surgery Resident Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
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.
|ATLS ® for Doctors Student Manual with DVD, 8th Edition||
ATLS ® for Doctors Student Manual with
DVD, 8th Edition
The ATLS® Program was developed
to teach doctors one safe, reliable method for assessing and initially managing
the trauma patient. The course teaches an organized approach for evaluation and
management of seriously injured patients and offers a foundation of common
knowledge for all members of the trauma team. The emphasis is on the critical
"first hour" of care, focusing on initial assessment, lifesaving intervention,
reevaluation, stabilization, and, when needed, transfer to a trauma center. This
publication was written for use in ATLS® Student Courses and is updated
approximately every four years. This 8th edition manual, released in October
2008, features over 100 color images and includes a DVD with skills from the
course demonstrated in video segments. You will receive this book if you take
an ATLS® course.
Price: $100 each
|Disclosing Surgical Error Vignettes DVD||
Disclosing Surgical Error: Vignettes for Discussion (DVD)
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.
|Patient Education ACS Chapter Leader Sample Pack||
Patient Education ACS Chapter Leader Sample
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.
$12.50 per pack
$40.00 per pack
|Professionalism in Surgery: 2nd Edition DVD||
Professionalism in Surgery: Challenges and Choices - 2nd Edition (DVD)
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
Fellow / Affiliate MD-DO: $99
Resident and Society (RAS) Members: $45
Surgical Resident, Non-RAS +:
Medical Student Members: $25
Medical Student Non-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.
|Successfully Navigating PGY1 Essentials||
Successfully Navigating the First Year of Surgical Residency:
Essentials for Medical Students and PGY-1 Residents
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