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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
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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

Clinical Congress 2014 - MP3 Audio Sessions

CC2014 – MP3 Audio Sessions

MP3 Audio Package - provides access to 2014 audio MP3 recordings of all Named Lectures and most Panel sessions.

Price:
Fellows - $250
Associates - $250
Resident Members - $250
Affiliate MD/DO Members - $250
Medical Students - $250
Non-Members - $299

Communicating w/ Patients about Surgical Error DVD Communicating with Patients about Surgical Errors and Adverse Outcomes (DVD)
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This educational DVD (Windows and MAC platform) addresses the essential principles of communicating with patients about surgical errors and adverse outcomes. Research has revealed that physicians and patients have very different perspectives regarding these issues, and this DVD presents viewpoints of each group. Critical concepts for understanding and approaching conversations regarding surgical errors and adverse outcomes are presented by Drs. Thomas Gallagher and John Banja during surgical grand rounds at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA. In addition, three vignettes involving a retained sponge, an operating room burn, and a common bile duct injury depict surgeons interacting with patients in these scenarios using a variety of strategies and approaches. Discussion points for each vignette are provided.

The content does not provide legal advice, nor does it establish a standard of care for disclosing surgical error. Practicing surgeons may use this DVD to earn continuing medical education credit (2.5 CME hours). It is also a valuable tool for teaching and group discussion purposes with surgeons, residents, or medical students. This project was supported by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Grant number U 18 HS12021. Developed by ACS Division of Education.

Price: Free

 

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

 

Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery - CME Credit Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery for Instructors and Practicing Surgeons - CME Credit
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Continuing medical education credit can be earned based on reading Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery for Instructors and Practicing Surgeons. To earn a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM, learners are to read all of the chapters of Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery for Instructors and Practicing Surgeons, consider the discussion questions, and correctly answer 42 posttest questions online (with unlimited attempts). Following electronic submission of answers and completion of a brief evaluation form, a CME certificate will be available for downloading and printing. The estimated time required to read the chapters, consider the discussion questions, and complete the posttest questions is 20 hours. Details regarding accreditation, credit, disclosures, faculty, system requirements, release dates, and specific instructions are available for viewing at http://www.facs.org/education/index.html (.) Developed by Division of Education, American College of Surgeons.

Price:
Member: $25
Non-Member: $45

 

Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery for Instructors

Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery for Instructors and Practicing Surgeons
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Mary H. McGrath, MD, MPH, FACS, Editor.

This 150-page, softbound book developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education was written to provide practicing surgeons, surgical trainees, and surgeon-educators with a resource to help them examine the ethical underpinnings of surgical practice and address the ethics issues they face everyday while caring for patients. The case-based program is designed for use by course instructors and a companion, spiral-bound manual is available for use with residents. The program may also be used by individuals, and those interested in continuing medical education credit can complete a posttest on the ACS Web site for a nominal fee. Chapter topics include a framework for considering ethical issues in clinical surgery, competition of interests, truth telling and the surgeon-patient relationship, confidentiality, professional obligations of surgeons, end-of-life issues, and substitute decision making. Each chapter includes realistic surgery-based cases, questions for discussion, bioethics bottom line sections, learning objectives, suggested readings, glossary, and additional resources. The book for instructors and practicing surgeons also includes special analyses sections and additional questions for discussion.

Price:
Member: $55
Non-Member: $95

 

Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery for Residents Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery for Residents
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This 80-page, spiral bound manual designed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education as a companion publication to Ethical Issues in Clinical Surgery for Instructors and Practicing Surgeons. This case-based manual helps residents examine the ethical underpinnings of clinical practice and address the ethics issues and questions they face everyday while caring for patients. Each chapter includes realistic surgery-based cases, questions for discussion, bioethics bottom line sections, learning objectives, suggested readings, a glossary, and additional resources. (Note: The resident manual does not include special analyses sections and additional questions for discussion that are contained in the instructor's book.) Special margins designed for note-taking add to the utility of the manual. Topics addressed include a framework for considering ethical issues in clinical surgery, competition of interests, truth telling and the surgeon-patient relationship, confidentiality, professional obligations of surgeons, end-of-life issues, and substitute decision making.

Price:
Member: $20
Non-Member: $30

 

Maintenance of Certification Review: Essentials for Surgical Specialties

Webcast Session DC19 - Maintenance of Certification Review: Essentials for Surgical Specialties

The surgical fundamentals are competencies that are common to all the surgical subspecialties, and are tested during the Maintenance of Certification recertification process. They include topics such as: emergency airway management, DVT prophylaxis, post-op management including MI recognition, conscious sedation, treatment of anaphylaxis, blood conservation, pain management and patient safety issues, to name but a few. This course seeks to bring subject matter experts to educate surgeons from all the subspecialties on these topics, with an emphasis on preparation for Maintenance of Certification specific to these fundamental competencies. This is a one-stop-shop for you to quickly get up to speed through a refresher course for all these areas and concentrate on the studying the other materials specific to your subspecialties.

Price:
Fellows - $18
Resident Members - $12
Affiliate MD/DO Members - $18
Medical Students - $12
Non-Members - $25

Practice Management Online Course, Complete set of 3 Volumes

Developed to meet the needs of residents and young surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, Division of Education presents the Practice Management Course for Residents and Young Surgeons. The three courses use an interactive/lecture format to help surgeons develop basic practice management skills. It is designed to educate and equip residents and young surgeons who have recently started practice with the knowledge to manage their personal surgical future with a focus on issues such as: how to select a career in private practices I and II by Charles D. Mabry, MD, FACS and Coding for Surgical Residents I and II by John T. Preskitt, MD, CCS-P, FACS, surgical financial management reports I by Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS, surgical financial management reports II, organizing a surgical practice, and understanding insurance processing by Charles D. Mabry MD, FACS, accumulation planning, goal planning and risk management by Joel M. Blau, CFP™, negotiation by Thomas V. Whalen, MD, MMM, and changing the liability equation and by James W. Saxton, Esq. Three brand new modules included in the courses are Post-Adverse Event Communication – the Key! by James W. Saxton, Esq and Interpersonal and Communication Skill: An Important Competency for Risk Management and Professionalism: A Critical Risk Management Tool by Forrest D. Griffen, MD, FACS.

Price:
Fellows - $350
Associates - $160
Resident Members - $160
Affiliate MD/DO Members - $350
Medical Students - $80
Non-Members - $500

Practice Management Online Course, Volume 1

Developed to meet the needs of residents and young surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, Division of Education presents the Practice Management Course for Residents and Young Surgeons, Volume 1. This course uses an interactive/lecture format to help surgeons develop basic practice management skills. The volume 1 course is designed to educate and equip residents and young surgeons who have recently started practice with the knowledge to manage their personal surgical future with a focus on issues such as: how to select a career in private practices I and II by Charles D. Mabry, MD, FACS, Coding for Surgical Residents I and II by John T. Preskitt, MD, CCS-P, FACS and Interpersonal and Communication Skill: An Important Competency for Risk Management by Forrest D. Griffen, MD, FACS.

Price:
Fellows - $150
Associates - $75
Resident Members - $75
Affiliate MD/DO Members - $150
Medical Students - $60
Non-Members - $240

Practice Management Online Course, Volume 2

Developed to meet the needs of residents and young surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, Division of Education presents the Practice Management Course for Residents and Young Surgeons. This course uses an interactive/lecture format to help surgeons develop basic practice management skills. The volume 2 course is designed to educate and equip residents and young surgeons who have recently started practice with the knowledge to manage their personal surgical future with a focus on issues such as: surgical financial management reports I by Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS, surgical financial management reports II, organizing a surgical practice, and understanding insurance processing by Charles D. Mabry MD, FACS and Professionalism: A Critical Risk Management Tool by Forrest D. Griffen, MD, FACS.

Price:
Fellows - $150
Associates - $75
Resident Members - $75
Affiliate MD/DO Members - $150
Medical Students - $60
Non-Members - $240

Practice Management Online Course, Volume 3

Developed to meet the needs of residents and young surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, Division of Education presents the Practice Management Course for Residents and Young Surgeons. This course uses an interactive/lecture format to help surgeons develop basic practice management skills. The volume 3 course is designed to educate and equip residents and young surgeons who have recently started practice with the knowledge to manage their personal surgical future with a focus on issues such as: accumulation planning, goal planning and risk management by Joel M. Blau, CFP™, negotiation by Thomas V. Whalen, MD, MMM, and changing the liability equation and Post-Adverse Event Communication – the Key!  by James W. Saxton, Esq.

Price:
Fellows - $150
Associates - $75
Resident Members - $75
Affiliate MD/DO Members - $150
Medical Students - $60
Non-Members - $240

Preventing Errors & Near Misses in Surgery: Strategies for Ind & Teams

Preventing Errors and Near Misses in Surgery:  Strategies for Individuals and Teams DVD

This DVD will facilitate a better understanding of the most common types of human factor errors, why they occur, and the contexts for occurence.  The program will help surgeons and other members of the surgical team to be vigilant in watching for these errors in surgical practice, and in applying strategies to help prevent them and mitigate their effects.  The DVD is designed for individual use or teaching purposes, and includes a toolbox with supplemental resources.  Participants will be able to earn 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM

Developed by the ACS Division of Education 2011.

Price: 
Fellow:  $150
Affiliate Physician:  $150
Affiliate Other:  $70
Associate Fellow:  $70
Resident Member:  $70
Medical Student:  $35
Non-Member:  $220

 

Professionalism in Surgery: 2nd Edition DVD

Professionalism in Surgery: Challenges and Choices - 2nd Edition (DVD)
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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.

 

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.

SRGS Print without CME
SRGS Print Edition without CME ACS Member Non-Member
U.S./CAN INTL U.S./CAN INTL
Individual $365 $490 $445 $555
Resident $300 $430 *$375 *$485

* This subscription type cannot be ordered online. Non-ACS resident members

must submit proof of residency from program administrator with an order form. 


SRGS Connect Online Premium
SRGS Connect Online Premium  
ACS Members
Non-Member
(with article reprints, includes CME program)  
$410
$490

 

SRGS Connect Online Premium Plus Print
SRGS Connect Online Premium Plus Print  
ACS Members
Non-Member
(with article reprints, includes CME program)  
$580
$695


 

SRGS Connect Online Practicing Surgeon
SRGS Connect Online Practicing Surgeon  
ACS Members
Non-Member
(without article reprints, includes CME program)  
$340
$400


 

SRGS Connect Online Practicing Surgeon Plus Print
SRGS Connect Online Practicing Surgeon Plus Print  
ACS Members
Non-Member
(without article reprints, includes CME program)  
$510
$610


 

SRGS Liver Series CD 2012

SRGS Liver Series CD 2012

ACS Member
 
Non-Member
Individual
$130
$180
The Selected Readings in General Surgery Liver Series CD synthesizes the current medical literature surrounding liver disease in three parts. A maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be earned for completing the series by completing the online 20-question multiple-choice pretest and posttest, or 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each part completed.

SRGS Vascular Surgery Series CD 2012

SRGS Vacsular Series CD 2012

ACS Member
 
Non-Member
Individual
$130
$180
The Selected Readings in General Surgery Vascular Surgery Series CD synthesizes the current medical literature surrounding vascular surgery on the following topics: aneurysms (Part I), occlusive disease (Part II), and vascular trauma/venous disease (Part III).  A maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be earned for completing the series by completing the online 20-question multiple-choice pretest and posttest, or 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each part completed.

SRGS Rural Surgery Single Issue

SRGS Rural Surgery Single Issue             ACS Member Non-Member
Individual $99 $149

Access to surgical services in rural settings has drawn the attention of public health officials, rural health scholars, rural hospital administrators, and surgeons, creating a burgeoning field of research. In this special issue of Selected Readings in General Surgery, important data from these research areas are discussed, as well as practice patterns and structures and demographics of rural surgeons.

Included in this print edition is a selective review of the following common clinical problems that will help prepare surgeons for rural practice settings. The issue includes self-assessment test that, upon completion, can earn the participant 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

         Rural trauma care
         Gastrointestinal endoscopy
         Colonoscopic polypectomy
         Obstetrics and gynecology
         Laparoscopic surgery in rural hospitals
         Cutaneous surgery of the head and neck
         Testicular torsion
         Management of postoperative urinary retention

SRGS Connect Online Premium 30-Day Free Trial Untitled Document

Preview the current issue of SRGS Connect Online Premium with a free, 30-day trial subscription. CME credit can not be earned with a trial subscription.
Free

Team-based Care: Integrating Health Care Professionals into Surgical Practi

Webcast Session DC22 —Team-based Care: Integrating Health Care Professionals into Surgical Practice

Most surgeons have limited knowledge regarding employment of, or collaborative practice with, other health care professionals (scribes, medical assistants, physician assistants, advance practice nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical pharmacists, etc), yet it is clear that they are critical members of a highly functioning, team based, surgical practice that brings value through improved patient safety, satisfaction, and quality. Most surgeons want, or think they want, to partner with other health professionals in an employed or partner model. This course will educate surgeons about team based care in the context of current changes in health care and the data regarding the impact of teams on patient outcomes. This course will review the education, training, and scope of practice of these health professionals, how to choose the right members for your team, as well as the practicalities of credentialing, billing, and documenting for these team members. Finally, the role for inter-professional education in training surgeons and their team members will be discussed along with the perspective of different stakeholders. At the conclusion of this course, surgeons will be able to list the benefits of team based care, describe the roles of each team member, decide which type of professional is necessary for your team, and to hire, credential, bill, and document for a health professional team member. Success will ultimately benefit the patient, the care givers and the institution/practice.

Price:
Fellows - $18
Resident Members - $12
Affiliate MD/DO Members - $18
Medical Students - $12
Non-Members - $25

Ultrasound for Residents: The Complete Course

Ultrasound for Residents: The Complete Course
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Ultrasound for Residents: The Complete Course, comprised of two CD-ROMs, provides surgical residency program educators with a comprehensive course in ultrasound that can be conducted at their institution. Beginning with the Ultrasound for Surgeons: A Basic Course, 2nd Edition CD, surgical residents are introduced to the basic concepts in the physics of ultrasound, instrumentation and scanning techniques, and clinical applications. Next, the Ultrasound for Residents: A Skills Companion CD-ROM is a preparatory skills instruction program that provides an overview of ultrasound related to breast, vascular, thyroid and parathyroid, and abdominal applications. Together, these CDs provide the surgical resident with a strong foundation in ultrasound.

This course bundle does not provide AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit ™. A certificate of completion will provided upon conclusion of the course including pre- and post-test requirements.

What is included:
With your purchase of Ultrasound for Residents: The Complete Course, you receive the following companion materials:

  • One copy of the Ultrasound for Surgeons: A Basic Course, 2nd Edition CD
  • One copy of the Ultrasound for Residents: A Skills Companion CD
  • Online administration of pre- and post-tests
  • Instructors Manual detailing course agenda, skills station layout and equipment, and skills report card
  • Administrative guide
  • Online administrative access to course materials

This program is available for purchase by residency program educators only.

Price: $300 for one-year of access, plus $75 for each resident registered to participate in the program

For more information, visit http://www.facs.org/education/ultrasound/ or email exportedcourses@facs.org

Ultrasound for Surgeons: The Basic Course, 3rd Edition Online Course

Ultrasound for Surgeons: The Basic Course, 3rd Edition Online Course

The American College of Surgeons and the National Ultrasound Faculty developed "Ultrasound for Surgeons: The Basic Course, 3rd Edition online course" for surgeons and surgical residents.

The mobile friendly latest edition has been redesigned with state-of-the-art animations and updated content and is now available as an online course. This interactive program includes a post-test with the opportunity to earn on-line Category 1 CME Credits and self-assessment credit.  Successful completion of this online course will fulfill the prerequisite needed for a number of ACS Skills-oriented Courses.

Price:
Fellows - $275
Associates - $130
Resident Members - $130
Affiliate MD/DO Members - $275
Medical Students - $65
Non-Members - $350