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Surgical Education
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ACS NSQIP/ AGS Best Practice Guidelines

ACS NSQIP/ AGS Best Practice Guidelines: Optimal Preoperative Assessment of the Geriatric Surgical Patient
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The ACS NSQIP/AGS Best Practices Guidelines are a set of strategies developed to provide health care professionals with evidence-based recommendations regarding the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of common postsurgical complications. The guidelines have been developed as a tool to be used for quality improvement purposes and may be used in quality improvement initiatives and programs. This document is meant to aid surgeons and the responsible physician or health care provider who must make the final decisions regarding patient care and who also should take into account the patient’s individual clinical presentation. 

The documents may be downloaded or purchased for personal use by health care professionals, but may not be distributed for profit without the consent of the American College of Surgeons or the American Geriatrics Society.

Price: 
One copy:  $12.05
10 or more:  $7.51

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
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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

 

Beyond the Morbidity and Mortality Conference Beyond the Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Analysis of Surgical Errors and Complications in Contemporary Practice

The analysis of surgical errors and complications, ranging from near misses to those causing death, can provide critical learning opportunities to improve outcomes. This interactive, online, case-based program developed by the ACS Division of Education, discusses the analysis of errors and complications, and presents a straightforward method of critical evaluation that can be used by individual surgeons or surgical teams.

Join William C. Mackey, MD, FACS, and Michael Tarnoff, MD, FACS, from Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, as they discuss processes and techniques that have been used successfully and can be readily applied in many environments. Following completion of this one-hour course, participants will be able to: 1) explain the importance of the critical appraisal of surgical errors and complications, 2) describe the role of a culture of openness in which all members of the surgical team are encouraged to report all adverse events and near misses, 3) discuss the importance of analyzing near misses even if they result in no harm to the patient, 4) describe a method for systematically analyzing surgical adverse events, identifying opportunities for improvement, and implementing and tracking changes in practice, and 5) apply this method to sample cases. To earn credit, participants must view the lecture, complete three interactive cases, and subsequently complete a short posttest and evaluation form. The program offers 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™

Price:
Fellow / Affiliate MD, DO: $45
Non-Member: $65
Resident and Society Member (RAS): $20
Surgical Resident, Non-Member: $35
Medical Student Member: $10
Medical Student Non-Member: $15
Other Affiliate Member: $20

Disclosing Surgical Error Vignettes DVD Disclosing Surgical Error: Vignettes for Discussion (DVD)
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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

 

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 DVD 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 DVD program. This standard license is good for one year and will 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, one DVD, two Ostomy Home Skill kits (one Colostomy and one Urostomy)*

View the Terms and Conditions:
http://www.facs.org/patienteducation/broadcast-ostomy.html

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

*Additional Ostomy Home Skills Kits may be ordered separately. 

 

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. The DVD program, which offers 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, is also an extremely valuable resource for individuals pursuing additional understanding of the many facets of professionalism and may be helpful for meeting requirements for Maintenance of Certification and Maintenance of Licensure.

Developed by the ACS Division of Education. 2008.

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 15

Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®)15

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The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education presents the 15th edition of the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®). SESAP 15 helps surgeons acquire and apply new knowledge, as well as reaffirm existing knowledge, in a commitment to lifelong learning.

The new edition consists of 830 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 cover all of the 15 major content areas of general surgery, consistent with the American Board of Surgery (ABS) outline for topics addressed in ABS examinations. In addition, SESAP is 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.

A total of 90 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be earned—more credits than with past SESAP editions. Those interested in earning CME credit must use an electronic version of SESAP 15. CME formats include CME Web or CME CD-ROM, and either format can be combined with a supplemental print copy (the two-volume syllabus). Learn more about CME information and minimum system requirements for using SESAP.

Participants who do not want CME credit have the following options: NonCME Web, NonCME CD-ROM, or print versions. The print version cannot be used for CME; it includes a NonCME CD-ROM, the two-volume syllabus, self-assessment book, and the self-scoring booklet.

Before ordering, please read about what to consider when selecting a SESAP 15 package.

SESAP Sampler SESAP Sampler®

In response to the growing demand for a convenient format to assess surgical knowledge on a regular basis, the American College of Surgeons Division of Education has developed the all-new SESAP Sampler®. Continuing the SESAP standards for excellence, SESAP Sampler® consists of content that has been developed with the same rigorous, multi-step, peer-review process used for SESAP 13, and is being published for the first time.

The SESAP Sampler® provides the flexibility of a periodic, monthly review and the optimum convenience of an online format. The Web-based self-assessment resource is offered as an annual subscription consisting of 12 monthly online modules. Each module presents five new, previously unpublished questions along with discussions and cited references for each question on a given topic. The topics that parallel the content outline for the general surgery recertification examination. Upcoming topics include breast, abdomen, vascular, endocrine, thoracic, and alimentary tract.

SESAP Sampler® is designed to enhance surgical decision-making skills and patient care through continuous, periodic self-assessment. An annual subscription provides the opportunity to earn a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ that may be helpful in meeting Part II of the Maintenance of Certification requirements of the American Board of Surgery.

Price:
Fellow / Affiliate MD, DO: $103
Non-Member: $146
Resident and Associate Society Member (RAS): $49
Surgical Resident, Non-Member: $81
Medical Student Member: $22
Medical Student Non-Member: $38

SRGS Print with CME
SRGS Print Edition with CME      ACS Member Non-Member
U.S./CAN INTL U.S./CAN INTL
Individual $475 $600 $555 $665

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.

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 DVD 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 kit 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 DVD program. This standard license is good for one year and will include two “Your Lung Operation” Home Skills Kits.  Each program 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-year contract, one DVD, and two "Your Lung Operation" Home Skills Kits*

View the Terms and Conditions:
http://www.facs.org/patienteducation/broadcast-lung.html

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.