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Manuals
ProductDescription
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

 

Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.2.1 Ensuring Patient-Centered Care

Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.2.1: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care
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This manual encompasses the restructured requirements that each program must meet prior to survey and includes the revised and new standards that must be met in order to obtain CoC accreditation.

The manual includes standards that are designed to address patient-centered needs, including mechanisms to address psychosocial distress, manage health care barriers and disparities through a patient navigation process, deliver genetic testing and counseling, and provide for preparation and distribution of a survivorship care plan at the conclusion of treatment. The standards have also been enhanced to increase the focus on evaluating the quality of care and outcomes through the introduction of expected performance levels for accountability and quality improvement measures, as well as an annual study that assesses the appropriateness of patient evaluation and treatment planning.

This publication replaces all previous versions of the manual, including: Cancer Program Standards 2009: Revised Edition and Cancer Program, Standards 2012: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care, and Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.1: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care, and Cancer Program Standards 2012, Version 1.2:Ensuring Patient-Centered Care. The requirements in this manual are to be implemented January 1, 2012 and should be used to support compliance with CoC standards for accreditation beginning in 2012 and forward.

Price: $50.

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
07ML-0001


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

 

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Standards Manual National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) Standards Manual
09BC-0001

This manual serves as the official program guide for centers pursuing accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and describes the 17 essential components and 29 program standards required for NAPBC accreditation. The activities of the NAPBC have been designed to ensure that the structure and processes necessary for interdisciplinary quality breast care are in place in accredited centers. Developed by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Price: $50

NTDS Data Dictionary 2014 Admissions

NTDS Data Dictionary 2014 Admissions
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The 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 2014 admission year.

Price:  $25 each
            $22.50 for quantities of 15 or more

 

Successfully Navigating PGY1 Essentials Successfully Navigating the First Year of Surgical Residency:
Essentials for Medical Students and PGY-1 Residents

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Successfully Navigating the First Year of Surgical Residency: Essentials for Medical Students and PGY-1 Residents

This Division of Education publication lists the critical cognitive, clinical, and technical skills needed to help new surgical residents be better prepared for their first year of residency training. The first section addresses the essential areas of knowledge and skills that surgical residents should possess at the beginning of the first year of residency education. The second section lists the essential areas of knowledge and skills expected of residents at the completion of the first year.

The document lays the groundwork for education and training in all surgical specialties and includes contemporary topics in surgery within the context of the six core competencies identified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (medical knowledge, patient care, professionalism, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice). In addition, heavy emphasis has been placed on patient safety issues.

The “Essentials” publication, which replaces the “Prerequisites for Graduate Surgical Education: A Guide for Medical Students and PGY-1 Surgical Residents, ” should be helpful to medical students interested in surgery, surgical residents, and residency program directors. The spiral-bound publication fits in a lab coat pocket for easy reference, and also is available as a downloadable file. This project was supported by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Grant U18 HS12021 and is free of charge.

Download File: Successfully Navigating the First Year of Surgical Residency: Essentials for Medical Students and PGY-1 Residents
(510K PDF)
(165K DOC)

Price: Free