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Practice Management
ProductDescription
ACS NSQIP/ AGS Best Practice Guidelines

ACS NSQIP/ AGS Best Practice Guidelines: Optimal Preoperative Assessment of the Geriatric Surgical Patient
13GR-0001

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

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
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