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Claiming Continuing Nursing Education Credits

This continuing education activity was approved by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The 2018 ACS Quality and Safety Conference has been approved to award a maximum of 21.5 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours per attendee. It is recommended that nurses contact their local nursing regulatory agency or nursing licensing board to determine whether the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) contact hours being awarded at the 2018 ACS Quality and Safety Conference will satisfy their local or state requirements for continuing education.

Please note that not all sessions are approved for CNE Credit. Please refer to the list of sessions below to see where CNE Credit is being offered.

Be sure to keep your conference badge, as conference participants will need their last name (as it appears on their badge) and their registration or badge ID number to log in and claim credits.

The deadline to claim CNE Credit is September 21, 2018.

Instructions to Claim CNE Credits

Claim CME/CNE in the conference appStep 1

Download the 2018 ACS Quality and Safety Conference mobile app from the App Store or Google Play in order to claim credits. You may also claim credits on the claiming website.

Step 2

Log in to the app or claiming website using your e-mail address and registration ID. If you do not know which e-mail address you used to register or you lost your registration ID, please contact the ACS Convention and Meetings department at to obtain this information.

Step 3

If claiming from the app, select the yellow Claim CME/CNE tile to begin claiming.

Step 4

Select credit type (CME or CNE). You may also select Completion Certificate if you will not be claiming credits.

Step 5

Select sessions attended, then click Start Evaluation next to those sessions to claim credits and complete session evaluations.

Step 6

Complete the Global Evaluation.

Step 7

Click Print/Download Certificate to access the certificate chosen.

Available CNE Credits

Nursing Contact Hours are being offered for the following sessions:

  • P01 How to Be an Effective Communicator
  • P02 The Nuts and Bolts of ACS NSQIP and ACS NSQIP Adult Bootcamp
  • P03 The Nuts and Bolts of ACS NSQIP and ACS NSQIP Pediatric Bootcamp
  • P04 Children’s Surgery Verification: How Do I Get My Hospital Verified Successfully?
  • P05 MBSAQIP: The Essential Building Blocks of Accreditation
  • P06 MBSAQIP Quality Improvement 101: An Interactive Session for Novice Quality Improvement (QI) Leaders
  • P08 The Nuts and Bolts of Beginning a Clinical Trials Program
  • P09 Quality Improvement (QI) Methodology
  • P010 Management of the Complex Older Surgical Patient
  • GS02 Overview of Quality: The Latest of the ACS Programs— ACS NSQIP Adult and Cancer Programs
  • GS03 Our Dashboard Looks Great, Now What?
  • GS04 How to Communicate to Improve Culture
  • GS05 Overview of Quality: The Latest of the ACS Programs— Trauma Programs/Children’s Surgery Verification (CSV)/ ACS NSQIP Pediatric/ACS PROs Portal
  • GS06 Improving Your Emotional Intelligence through Leadership
  • BO001A Statistics: Common Core of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Programs
  • BO002A The Holy Grail: Strategies for Long-Term Follow-Up (LTFU) in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • BO003A Research in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • BO004A What Is Quality in Acute Care Surgery?
  • BO005A NCDB PUF Files: What Are They Good for Anyway? Can We All Use Them?
  • BO006A Organizational Design to Achieve Optimal Resources for Quality and Safety
  • BO007A Don’t Be Confused: Understanding Delirium
  • GS07 Keynote
  • GS08 How to Fix the Opioid Crisis at Your Hospital
  • BO008A Making Your Program Work: SCRs Setting Up for Success
  • BO009A New Statistical Developments in ACS NSQIP Adult
  • BO010A Using ACS NSQIP Pediatric Data to Drive Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • BO011A Stories of Success: Leveraging the MBSAQIP as a Catalyst for Change
  • BO012A Navigating MBSAQIP Statistics
  • BO013A Nuts and Bolts in Emergency General Surgery (EGS) Quality Improvement
  • BO014A How to Effectively Use a Navigation Process
  • BO015A Achieving Quality and Safety in the Five Phases of Care: Preoperative Phase and Immediate Preoperative Phase
  • BO016A ACS NSQIP Adult SCR: Complex Clinical Scenarios and Variable Review
  • BO018A ACS NSQIP Pediatric SCR: Discussion of Complex Clinical Scenarios and Variable Review
  • BO020A MBSAQIP MBSCRs: Complex Clinical Scenarios and Variable Review
  • BO021A Building Successful MBSAQIP Collaboratives: Lessons Learned from Experienced Collaborative Leaders
  • BO022A Zero Preventable Deaths and Disabilities (ZPDD): Improving Trauma Care at the System Level
  • BO023A ACS Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery: What You Need to Know to Improve Care for the Surgical Oncology Patient
  • BO024A Achieving Quality and Safety in the Five Phases of Care: Intraoperative, Postoperative, and Postdischarge Phases
  • BO025A How to Deliver Age-Friendly Surgical Care to the Older Patient
  • GS09 Overview of Quality: The Latest of the ACS Programs—Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery (CQGS) and MBSAQIP
  • GS10 Standardizing for Efficiency
  • BO001B Furthering the Role of the SCR
  • BO002B HPB Collaborative: Pancreatic Fistulas—Definitions, Etiology, and Prevention
  • BO003B ACS NSQIP Pediatric Statistics: Things You Need to Know
  • BO004B The Children’s Surgery Verification Program: Improving Children’s Surgical Care by Implementation of Best Practices
  • BO005B The MBSAQIP “Triple Threat”: MBS Directors, MBS Coordinators, and MBSCRs
  • BO006B Structuring a Dedicated Performance Improvement Program
  • BO007B The Science of Leadership and Becoming an Influencer
  • BO008B Accreditation/Verification Makes a Difference: The Value of Accreditation
  • GS11 Putting the Patient First
  • BO001C Navigating the New Quality Data Platform for ACS NSQIP Adult and ACS NSQIP Pediatric Participants
  • BO002C Assessing Surgical Site Infection Surveillance Technologies (ASSIST)
  • BO003C Update on ACS NSQIP Pediatric Pilot Projects
  • BO004C MBSAQIP: Hot Topics for the MBSCR
  • BO005C The ACS Trauma Center Verification Program: Building Performance Improvement into Standards
  • BO006C The Components of an Effective Cancer Quality Study
  • BO007C High-Yield Quality Improvement (QI) Methodology
  • GS12 Principles and Pearls of Quality Improvement
  • GS13 Wrap-Up