Review and Reflection: ACS NSQIP January 2021 Semiannual Report (SAR)

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) January 2021 Semiannual Report (SAR) Review and Reflection activity will give all ACS NSQIP Adult Surgeon Champions (SCs) the opportunity to collect continuing medical education (CME) credits for the review, reflection, and learning of the January 2021 SAR.

  • We are offering up to 4 CME credits for the review, reflection, and learning with the January 2021 SAR. 
  • All ACS NSQIP Adult sites are eligible for participation.
  • The credits will be available to program SCs only.

Course Outline

  • SAR Basics
  • SAR Reflection
  • Course Evaluation
  • Certificate
  • Post Survey

Target Audience

ACS NSQIP Adult Surgeon Champions

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Compare risk-adjusted surgical occurrence rates of your hospital to other hospitals
  • Identify areas needing improvement (for example, specific procedure, specialty, occurrence)
  • Explain your hospital performance in comparison to other hospitals


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 4.00 Patient Safety
  • 4.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In compliance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest.  All reported conflicts are managed by a designated official to ensure a bias-free presentation.  Please see the insert to this program, for the complete disclosure list.

 Ineligible Company

Defined by the ACCME as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.


Planning Committee and Disclosures

The Planning Committee was comprised of ACS Staff

Sameera Ali - Nothing to disclose

Claudia Byrd - Nothing to disclose

Mark Cohen - Nothing to disclose

Colleen Fleming - Nothing to disclose

Matt Fordham - Nothing to disclose

Teresa Fraker - Nothing to disclose

Catherine Grant - Nothing to disclose

Ulrike Langenscheidt - Nothing to disclose

Jakob Lapsley - Nothing to disclose

Kitty Vineyard - Nothing to disclose

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this Other activity (semi-annual report review and reflection) for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 4.0 credits meets the requirements for Patient Safety.

*The content of this activity may meet certain mandates of regulatory bodies. Please note that ACS has not and does not verify the content for such mandates with any regulatory body. Individual physicians are responsible for verifying the content satisfies such requirements.

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Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    • 4.00 Patient Safety
  • 4.00 Certificate of Completion
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You may enroll in the online activity at no charge. You will be asked to register for the course and provide information to complete the registration process.

Hardware/Software Requirements

To complete this activity, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or above.