American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Meeting the 2020 Standards for Optimal Cancer Care

In 2020, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) introduced new accreditation standards, Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards), that have undergone a significant change to focus on the provision of high-quality and measurable care. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Quality Programs focus on the four principles of quality care: set the standards, build the right infrastructure, collect robust data, and verify through a third party. The CoC 2020 Standards take the next step in focusing on quality by defining the optimal resources for cancer care in areas that were not addressed by previous standards, including defining the critical elements essential for surgical success and the rapid capture and reporting of data that can be used to drive quality improvement efforts.

With an eye toward facilitating the success of CoC-accredited programs, each webinar in the series will discuss the value of a specific new standard or standards, describe important new requirements for each standard, and offer recommendations for implementing the changes in accredited programs across the country.

Review the continuing education credits available.

Survivorship Program: Standard 4.8
Recorded Wednesday, June 17 | Access webinar

Concurrent Abstracting Panel
Recorded Wednesday, June 24 | Access webinar

Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery: Standards 5.3 – 5.8
Recorded Wednesday, July 8 | Access webinar

Taking the Mystery Out of QI Projects Per Standard 7.3: A How-to Guide
Wednesday, July 29 | Access webinar

Oncology Nursing Credentials: Standard 4.2
Wednesday, August 19 | Access webinar