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A Century of Surgeons and Surgery

A Century of Surgeons and Surgery: The American College of Surgeons 1913–2012
by David L. Nahrwold, MD, FACS, and Peter J. Kernahan, MD, PhD, FACS

12PI-0001

This book chronicles the story behind the evolution of one of the nation’s foremost medical societies, the American College of Surgeons. Drs. Nahrwold and Kernahan devoted four years to researching and writing this engaging account of the College’s achievements, occasional setbacks, and changes in direction as the College steadily works to influence the course of scientific surgery in America and establish itself as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The authors vividly capture the complex personalities of the leaders of the College through the first 100 years. The American College of Surgeons opened its Archives to the authors, providing access to materials not previously available. This work is an authoritative history of the College, published during its Centennial celebration.

About the authors: David L. Nahrwold is retired chair of surgery at Northwestern University, Chicago, and Peter J. Kernahan is a surgeon and medical historian who has written a thesis on the College’s formation.

Price:  $19.95

 

A Mirror Reflecting Surgery, Surgeons, and Their College: The Bulletin

A Mirror Reflecting Surgery, Surgeons, and Their College: The Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

David Nahrwold, MD, FACS

To celebrate the centennial of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), David L. Nahrwold, MD, FACS, has written a history of the ACS member magazine.

“After studying the history of the College and the content of 100 years of Bulletins,” writes Dr. Nahrwold in the book’s foreword, “I soon realized that the Bulletin has conveyed the remarkable story of how the College and its members laid the foundation for our health care system.”

The book covers the history of the magazine through the end of World War II, and illuminates the background, concerns, and personalities of the College’s founders and leaders as they explained and defended their actions to the members and determined what role the ACS would play in the practice of surgery.

Price: $15.95

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™.

Price:

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

Do No Harm

Do No Harm

Walter J Pories, MD, FACS.

Do No Harm is the second volume of cartoons drawn by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS, and in it he offers a look at surgical life through the eyes of a master surgeon. He captures the truth while never allowing himself to take things too seriously. From the author: "Cartooning is not all that difficult. Just have free access to a medical empire, make rounds in the hospital, go to a medical congress, attend a faculty workshop or a 'critical called meeting,' and watch what happens. You will not be able to draw fast enough to capture the humor. This collection, including some cartoons published in our 'best' medical journals, is ample evidence."

Price: $12.95

 

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care - Book Only

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care - Book Only
Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, MPH, JD, FACS(Hon.); Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS; Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS; Editors
Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Associate editor

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care is a definitive textbook on ethical issues in surgical practice. This unique resource defines the field of surgical ethics as it has evolved over the past decade, provides a foundation for understanding many of the central ethical issues in surgical practice, and organizes the essential principles in a practical way that promotes application to surgical care. The book was developed under the auspices of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education and the Committee on Ethics. The editors have compiled 21 chapters that address the broad areas of the surgeon-patient relationship, the surgeon and the surgical profession, and the surgeon and society. Written by experts in surgical ethics, chapters focus on the unique circumstances of surgeons and the practice of surgery. Case scenarios are included to ground the ethical discussions in the realities of clinical practice.

Topics include the distinctive aspects of surgical ethics, surgical judgment and uncertainty, a toolbox for surgical ethics, duties and obligations of surgeons, informed consent, disclosure, end-of-life issues, surgical innovation, conflicts of interest, ethics in surgical research and publication, mentor-mentee relationships, teaching surgical ethics, errors, organ transplant patients, and global challenges in ethics. The printed book includes access to an online version.

Interested in earning 38 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ to help meet regulatory mandates? Purchase Ethical Issues in Surgical Care - Book with CME.

Price:

Fellows/Affiliate DO/MD: $95
RAS-ACS Members: $55
Resident Nonmembers*: $75
Others: $130

* To be eligible for the resident nonmember price, residents in surgical programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education must submit a letter of verification from their program director or administrator.

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care - Book with CME

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care - Book with CME
Alberto R. Ferreres, MD, PhD, MPH, JD, FACS(Hon.); Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS; Eric A. Singer, MD, MA, FACS; Editors
Patrice Gabler Blair, MPH, Associate editor

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care is a definitive textbook on ethical issues in surgical practice. This unique resource defines the field of surgical ethics as it has evolved over the past decade, provides a foundation for understanding many of the central ethical issues in surgical practice, and organizes the essential principles in a practical way that promotes application to surgical care. The book was developed under the auspices of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education and the Committee on Ethics. The editors have compiled 21 chapters that address the broad areas of the surgeon-patient relationship, the surgeon and the surgical profession, and the surgeon and society. Written by experts in surgical ethics, chapters focus on the unique circumstances of surgeons and the practice of surgery. Case scenarios are included to ground the ethical discussions in the realities of clinical practice.

Topics include the distinctive aspects of surgical ethics, surgical judgment and uncertainty, a toolbox for surgical ethics, duties and obligations of surgeons, informed consent, disclosure, end-of-life issues, surgical innovation, conflicts of interest, ethics in surgical research and publication, mentor-mentee relationships, teaching surgical ethics, errors, organ transplant patients, and global challenges in ethics. The printed book includes access to an online version.

In addition, those who purchase the continuing medical education (CME) option can earn a maximum of 38 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ to help meet regulatory mandates.

Price:

Fellows/Affiliate DO/MD: $145
RAS-ACS Members*: 
$80
Resident Nonmembers*:
$100**
Others:
$205

*Residents receive certificates of completion.

**To be eligible for the resident nonmember price, residents in surgical programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education must submit a letter of verification from r program director or administrator.

Optimal Resources for Surgical Education and Training

Optimal Resources for Surgical Education and Training

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS; Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS; Lewis M. Flint, MD, FACS; J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, Editors.

Optimal Resources for Surgical Education and Training, the “Gold Book,” is the definitive guide to training surgeons of the future. The breadth and depth of the field of surgery has only expanded in recent years and this manual serves as an authoritative reference for surgical education leaders, as well as a roadmap for residency training programs to ensure educational excellence in the training of surgery residents of all specialties. Experts contributed to every chapter, creating a comprehensive overview of each aspect of surgical education. The book covers the optimal theoretical, educational, and practical resources needed to train surgical residents.

This manual is written for surgical faculty and leadership, professional educators, hospital administrators, surgical residents, and anyone involved in surgical resident education and training.

Available for preorder and expected to ship in mid-November 2021.

Price

Single-copy quantity: $44.95

10 or more copies: $39.95

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, and Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, Editors.

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety is intended to be a trusted resource for surgical leaders seeking to improve patient care in their institutions, departments, and practices. It builds on the the College’s long tradition of developing successful quality programs for improving surgical care, and introduces key concepts in quality, safety, and reliability and explores the essential elements that all hospitals should have in place to ensure patient-centered care.

Price

Single-copy quantity: $44.95

10 or more copies: $39.95

SRGS Ethics, Patient Safety & the Business of Medicine Single Issue
SRGS Ethics, Patient Safety & the Business of Medicine Single Issue                                                     ACS Member           Non-Member
U.S./CANINTLU.S./CANINTL
Individual$200$240$230$280

The Ethics, Patient Safety, and the Business of Medicine issue of Selected eadings in General Surgery (SRGS) reviews recent literature on topics that are important to surgeons, including the increase of certain health care trends like patient's personal freedom and autonomy and increased patient involvement in seeking, consenting to, and even refusing surgical care.

The goal of this issue is to help surgeons become more familiar with the fundamentals of ethical surgical practices in light of these new health care trends. Additionally, this issue aims to help surgeons learn new ways of controlling heart care costs and to better formulate strategies to create successful and sustainable health care institutions.

Topic List

  • Surgical Ethics
  • Patient Safety in Surgical Practice
  • The Business of Medicine

 

This issue includes a self-assessment test that offers the opportunity to earn up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

SRGS Geriatrics & Palliative Care Single Issue
SRGS Geriatrics & Palliative Care Single Issue                                                    ACS Member           Non-Member
U.S./CANINTLU.S./CANINTL
Individual$200$240$230$280

The Geriatrics and Palliative Care issue of Selected Readings in General Surgery (SRGS) discusses articles relevant to the care of geriatric patients who require surgical interventions as well as features of palliative care that surgeons can use for optimum control of symptoms and quality of life for patients with diseases that cannot be cured.

The goal of this issue is to help surgeons understand methods of evaluating when surgical management is necessary in elderly patients, how to quantify and manage surgical risk (particularly with regards to chronic conditions that may influence operative risk), how to determine when palliative care is indicated, how to effectively communicate available surgical and palliative options to patients, the patient's family, and surrogate caregivers, and how to embrace a team approach to palliative care.

Topic List

  • Clinical Assessment of the Geriatric Patient
  • Surgical Outcomes in Geriatric Patients
  • Perioperative Management of Geriatric Patients
  • Education and Training in Geriatric Care
  • Injury Management in Geriatric Patients
  • Palliative Care for Surgical Patients

This issue includes a self-assessment test that offers the opportunity to earn up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The Big Z: The Life of Robert M. Zollinger, MD

The Big Z: The Life of Robert M. Zollinger, MD
14PI-0001

The Big Z: The Life of Robert M. Zollinger, MD. Craig Miller, MD, FACS, researched and wrote this engaging account of the impressive life and career of Robert M. Zollinger, MD, FACS. The narrative is a compelling read for anyone interested in the story behind a legend of the surgical profession.

Price: $14.95

The Conscience of Surgery: C. Rollins Hanlon, MD, FACS

The Conscience of Surgery: C. Rollins Hanlon, MD, FACS

David Nahrwold, MD, FACS

An account of the extraordinary life of C. Rollins Hanlon, MD, FACS, Director of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), 1969–1986. Dr. Hanlon, an erudite, principled cardiothoracic surgeon and innovator, co-developed the Blalock-Hanlon operation with Alfred Blalock. He had a distinguished surgical career, including stints at Johns Hopkins and at St. Louis University—where, as chair of surgery, he developed the institution's cardiac research capabilities, which helped to pioneer early open-heart and heart-transplant procedures. As Director, President, and Executive Consultant for the ACS, Dr. Hanlon had a profound effect on the direction and philosophy of the College. He received the first ACS Lifetime Achievement Award.

Price: $15.95

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