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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
Fellows, Associate Fellows, Affiliate MD/DO
Medical Students: $25
|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
For more information about the
Central Lines Home Skills Program, visit the ACS website.
ACS Members: $20 per kit
*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible
spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement
|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.
|Guidelines for Optimal Ambulatory Surgical Care||
Guidelines for Optimal Ambulatory Surgical Care and Office-Based Surgery
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).
10 or more copies: $4.50
|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.