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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

Central Lines Home Skills Kit

Central Lines Home Skills Kit
16PE-0003

The Surgical Patient Education Central Lines Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. This program will walk you through: understanding your central line (CVAD), skills to manage your central line, problem solving, home management tips, as well as other resources. Each skills kit contains: practice equipment (syringes, tubing, needleless connector, alcohol wipes, gloves, and practice model), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. The Central Lines 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 Teleflex.


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/

Current Issue of Bulletin of the ACS

Current Issue of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
04PR-0001

Published monthly. Distribution, which is free, is limited to Fellows and Associate Fellows of the College, participants in the ACS Candidate Group, medical schools, associations, libraries, and to selected recipients in the health care field.

Single copy, current issue only - no charge

Visit the Bulletin online at
http://www.facs.org/fellows_info/bulletin/bullet.html

For back issues, call Bernadette Trubatisky  at 312-202-5311.

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

 

Guidelines for Optimal Ambulatory Surgical Care Guidelines for Optimal Ambulatory Surgical Care and Office-Based Surgery
04GR-0001

Developed by the Board of Governors Committee on Ambulatory Surgical Care. A set of optimal educational guidelines to help the surgeon in the office practice of surgery provide this service to patients in an appropriate manner and in a safe environment. (May 2000).

Price:
Single copies: Free
Additional: $5.00 each
10 or more copies: $4.50 each
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

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