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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

 

2016 Clinical Congress Complete Package - Practicing Surgeons

The 2016 Complete Package provides access to most panel sessions from Clinical Congress 2016 and MP3 audio recordings of all Named Lectures and most Panel sessions.

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:
Fellow - $525
Non-Fellow- $595

 

 

2016 Clinical Congress Complete Package - Residents and Affiliates

The 2016 Complete Package provides access to most panel sessions from Clinical Congress 2016 and MP3 audio recordings of all Named Lectures and most Panel sessions.

Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Price:
Resident and Associate Members - $250
Surgical Residents, Non RAS Member - $300
Affilliate MD/DO Members - $595

Central Lines Home Skills Broadcast Rights

Central Lines Home Skills Kit Broadcast Rights
16PE-0003

The Central Lines Home Skills Program supports patients with education and materials to learn and practice the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery and is a simulation-based, multimedia program that supports self-paced learning and safe self-management following discharge. The skills kit was developed with multi-association consensus and is funded in part by a grant from Teleflex. This is an excellent teaching video for both patients and professional staff.


The American College of Surgeons is now granting single hospital networks access to broadcast the licensed video program. This standard license is a one-time fee and will include two Central Line Home Skills Kits.* Each skill kit contains practice equipment, a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, references for additional support, and a step-by-step checklist to guide performance and evaluation of skill acquisition.

 

Review the Broadcast and Duplication Terms and Conditions


Price:
$300.00 (One-time fee)

Includes: Video Broadcast Rights, one DVD, and two Central Lines Home Skill Kits


Clicking "Add to Cart" means you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License


*May order additional Central Lines Home Skills Kits separately

Colectomy Brochure

Colectomy Brouchure
13PE-00714

These comprehensive patient education brochures, available in packs of 25, inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met. Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, 2015.


Price:
ACS members: $30 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.

View this document online:
https://www.facs.org/~/media/files/education/patient%20ed/2015%20colectomy%20brochure%20final.ashx

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

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

 

Ostomy Broadcast Rights

Ostomy Home Skills Kit Broadcast Rights for Hospitals

The American College of Surgeons Surgical Patient Education Program offers an Ostomy Home Skills Kit that supports patients by providing education and simulation materials for learning and practicing the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery.  Evaluation of data from the program shows improved patient satisfaction, as well as reduced complications and expenditures. Health care professionals have rated the kits as being effective in preparing patients for self-care and effective in reducing time spent educating patients.  This 30-minute video program includes an overview of the surgical procedure and realistic demonstration of emptying, removing, sizing, and applying a new pouch. Pouch options, skin care, problem solving skills, and emergency management are also discussed. This video is an excellent teaching tool for both lay and professional audiences.

The American College of Surgeons is now granting single hospital networks access to broadcast the licensed video program. This standard license will also include two Ostomy Home Skills kits (one urostomy and one colostomy/ileostomy kit).  Each kit includes: one DVD, one booklet, two pouches, measuring guide, scissors, body marking pen, stoma simulator, skills checklist, and additional resource list.

Price:  $300 (One-time fee)
Includes: Video broadcast permission, one DVD, two Ostomy Home Skill kits (one Colostomy and one Urostomy)*

Clicking “Add to Cart” means you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License

*Additional Ostomy Home Skills Kits may be ordered separately. 

 

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

 

Patient Education ACS Chapter Leader Sample Pack

Patient Education ACS Chapter Leader Sample Pack
16PE-0001

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.  


Price:
ACS Members:
$10.00 per pack

Non-Members:
$40.00 per pack

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 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.

Surgical Patient Education – Ostomy Program

The Professional Training: Surgical Skills Patient Education Ostomy Program provides the following course objectives:

·         Identify the current guidelines and standards for patient education for the surgical patient.

·         Identify the impact of skills education on surgical outcomes and safe recovery.

·         Describe the current complications facing the postoperative ostomy patient.

·         Review the key components and use of the patient ostomy skills kit.

Price:  This product is complimentary access.

Your Lung Operation Broadcast Rights

Your Lung Operation Broadcast Rights for Hospitals

The Surgical Patient Education Program of the American College of Surgeons offers a “Your Lung Operation” Home Skills Kit that supports patients with education and materials to learn and practice the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. 

“Your Lung Operation” provides patients needing a lung resection with the knowledge and training to support their full participation and optimal recovery.  The 30-minute video includes an overview of the lungs’ anatomy and function and procedure options, preoperative preparation, cancer staging, potential risks, postoperative hospital discharge, and home care.   All Joint Commission safety guidelines are incorporated into the kit, such as site marking, ID band checks, and pneumonia and DVT prevention strategies. This program is an excellent teaching video for both patients and professional staff.

The American College of Surgeons is now granting single hospital networks access to broadcast the licensed video program. This standard license will also include two “Your Lung Operation” Home Skills Programs.  Each program packet includes: DVD, booklet, individual information sheets that include lung images for surgeon review and drawing; medication lists; exercise and pulmonary rehab activity guides; and smoking cessation resources.   

Price:  $300 (One-time fee)
Includes: video broadcast permission, one DVD, and two "Your Lung Operation" Home Skills Program Packets*

Clicking “Add to Cart” means you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License

*Additional "Your Lung Operation" Home Skills Kits may be ordered separately.