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ACS CRS CME Subscription

ACS CRS CME Subscription

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.

Member Price: $150

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™.


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

Central Lines Home Skills Kit

Central Lines Home Skills Kit

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.

For more information about the Central Lines Home Skills Program, visit the ACS website.

ACS Members:
$20 per kit

Non-Members: $40 per kit

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

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

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.  

ACS Members:

Non-Members: $40.00/pack

Patient Education Toolkit - 60 Day Free Trial

Patient Education Toolkit - 60 Day Free Trial

A 60-day trial of your own personalized Surgical Patient Education Toolkit with access to the entire ACS Patient Education resources. Over 200 titles are available to print, display on your website, or deliver electronically to help patients understand their surgical procedures and better manage their perioperative care. Titles include the entire surgical prep series - medications, quit smoking, questions to ask, procedure education, safe pain control, Home Skills training videos and the Prepare for Cancer Surgery series as well as patient education from federal government health agencies. You have control of the titles displayed and can publish you own patient education content. Your Toolkit can be personalized with your professional practice information that highlights your surgical expertise.

Price: $200 Discounted - 60 Day Free Trial Offer

The free trial will end in 60 days from the point of purchase. At 60 days you will have the opportunity to purchase the full program. If the purchase is not made, your site will close and no longer be available. The ACS website contains all materials for patient viewing.

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 *Additional print brochures and videos for your hospital library can be ordered separately.

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