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Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety manualThe American College of Surgeons (ACS) is pleased to present the Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety (also known as the Red Book), which is available for purchase through the ACS website or on Amazon. This manual is intended to serve as a trusted resource for surgical leaders seeking to improve patient care in their institutions, departments, and practices. It introduces key concepts in quality, safety, and reliability and explores the essential elements that all hospitals should have in place to ensure the delivery of patient-centered care.

Specific topics covered include the following: the domains and phases of surgical care, peer and case review, responsibilities of the surgical quality officer, institutional infrastructure, privileging and credentialing, high reliability, applications to the unique surgical disciplines, data analytics, clinical practice guidelines, quality collaboratives, and education and training. The manual also includes a look at some of the “soft skills” that influence quality and safety in health care, as well as the individual surgeon’s responsibility to the patient, colleagues, and the next generation of surgeons.

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety is available for $44.95 (includes shipping) for single copies (up to a quantity of nine) or $39.95 (includes shipping) for per copy for 10 copies or more on the ACS website or on Amazon.