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ACS Smoking Cessation Online Course

It Pays for Your Patients to Quit Smoking Before Surgery: Outcomes, Interventions, and Reimbursement

Our e-learning program for surgical practitioners details 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.

Participants can earn a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Price:

Fellows, Associate Fellows, Affiliate MD/DO Members: $40
Resident Members, Medical Students: $25
Nonmembers: $65

Appendectomy Brochure

Appendectomy
Surgical Removal of the Appendix

These comprehensive patient education brochures, available in packs of 25, inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met. View the Appendectomy brochure .

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Appendectomy Brochure (Spanish)

Apendectomia
Rimoción del Apéndice

These comprehensive patient education brochures, available in packs of 25, inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met.  View the Apendectomia brochure .

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Central Lines Home Skills Broadcast Rights

Central Lines Home Skills Kit Broadcast Rights

The Central Lines Home Skills Program supports patients with education and materials to learn and practice the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery and is a simulation-based, multimedia program that supports self-paced learning and safe self-management following discharge. The skills kit was developed with multi-association consensus and is funded in part by a grant from Teleflex. This is an excellent teaching video for both patients and professional staff.

The American College of Surgeons is now granting single hospital networks access to broadcast the licensed video program. This standard license is a one-time fee and will include two Central Line Home Skills Kits.* Each skill kit contains practice equipment, a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, references for additional support, and a step-by-step checklist to guide performance and evaluation of skill acquisition. View the Central Lines Home Skills Program on the ACS website.

Price: $300 (one-time fee)

Includes: Video Broadcast Rights, one DVD, and two Central Lines Home Skill Kits

Review the Broadcast and Duplication Terms and Conditions. By clicking "Add to Cart," you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License

*Additional Central Lines Home Skills Kits can be ordered separately.

Central Lines Home Skills Kit

Central Lines Home Skills Kit

The Surgical Patient Education Central Lines Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. This program will walk you through: understanding your central line (CVAD), skills to manage your central line, problem solving, home management tips, as well as other resources. Each skills kit contains: practice equipment (syringes, tubing, needleless connector, alcohol wipes, gloves, and practice model), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. The Central Lines Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Teleflex.

For more information about the Central Lines Home Skills Program, visit the ACS website.

Price:
ACS Members:
$20 per kit

Non-Members: $40 per kit

Cholecystectomy Brochure

Cholecystectomy
Surgical Removal of the Gallbladder

These comprehensive patient education brochures (available in packs of 25) inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met. View the Cholecystectomy brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Cholecystectomy Brochure (Chinese)

Cholecystectomy
Surgical Removal of the Gallbladder

These comprehensive patient education brochures (available in packs of 25) inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met. View the Cholecystectomy (Chinese) brochure .

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Cholecystectomy Brochure (Spanish)

Colecistectomia
Extirpación quirúrgica de la vesícula biliar

These comprehensive patient education brochures, available in packs of 25, inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met. View the Colecistectomia brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Colectomy Brochure (Spanish)

Colectomia
Extirpación quirúrgica del colon

These comprehensive patient education brochures, available in packs of 25, inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met. View the Colectomía brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Colectomy Brochure

Colectomy
Surgical Removal of the Colon

These comprehensive patient education brochures, available in packs of 25, inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met. View the Colectomy brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Colonoscopy Brochure

Colonoscopy

These comprehensive patient education brochures (available in packs of 25) inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. View the Colonoscopy brochure. Information and directions for the most common preps for a Colonoscopy procedure are available at no charge. Please download or print the specific prep required from the 'Operation Brochures for Patients' ACS website under Colonoscopy.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Colonoscopy Brochure (Spanish)

Colonoscopia

These comprehensive patient education brochures, available in packs of 25, inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met. View the Colonoscopía brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit

Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit

The Surgical Patient Education Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit is a simulation-based, multimedia program that supports self-paced learning and safe self-management following discharge. Each skill kit contains practice equipment, a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, discharge guidelines, references for additional support, and a step-by-step checklist to guide performance and evaluation of skill acquisition. The Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit was developed with multi-association consensus and is funded in part by a grant from Applied Medical Technology, Inc.

For more information about the Feeding Tube Home Skills Program, visit the ACS website.

Price:

ACS Members: $20 per kit
Non-Members: $40 per kit

Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit Broadcast Rights

Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit Broadcast Rights

The Feeding Tube Home Skills Program supports patients with education and materials to learn and practice the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery and is a simulation-based, multimedia program that supports self-paced learning and safe self-management following discharge. The skills kit was developed with multi-association consensus and is funded in part by a grant from Applied Medical Technology, Inc. This is an excellent teaching video for both patients and professional staff.

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is now granting single hospital networks to broadcast the licensed video program. This standard license is a one-time fee and will include two Feeding Tube Home Skills Kits.* Each skill kit contains practice equipment, a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, discharge guidelines, references for additional support, and a step-by-step checklist to guide performance and evaluation of skill acquisition. View the Feeding Tube Home Skills Program on the ACS website.

Price: $300 (one-time fee)

Includes: Video Broadcast Rights, one DVD, and two Feeding Tube Home Skill Kits

Review the Broadcast and Duplication Terms and Conditions. By clicking "Add to Cart," you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License.

*Additional Feeding Tube Home Skills Kits can be ordered separately.

Hernia Repair: Groin Brochure (Spanish)

Reparacíon de la Hernia
Inguinal y Femoral

These comprehensive patient education brochures, available in packs of 25, inform patients and their families about their operation. Content includes an overview of the operation, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for surgery, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are met. View the Spanish Inguinal Hernia brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Hernia Repair: Groin Brochure

Groin Hernia Repair
Inguinal and Femoral

A comprehensive patient education brochure that informs patients and their families about key aspects of undergoing a hernia repair operation. Content includes an overview of the surgical procedure, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for the procedure, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are addressed in the content. View the Hernia Repair: Groin: Inguinal and Femoral brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Hernia Repair: Pediatric Groin

Pediatric Hernia
Inguinal and Femoral Repair

A comprehensive patient education brochure that informs patients and their families about key aspects of undergoing a pediatric inguinal and femoral hernia repair operation. Content includes an overview of the surgical procedure, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for the procedure, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are addressed in the content. View the Pediatric Hernia: Inguinal and Femoral Repair brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Hernia Repair: Pediatric Umbilical Brochure

Pediatric Hernia
Umbilical Repair

A comprehensive patient education brochure that informs patients and their families about key aspects of undergoing a pediatric umbilical hernia repair operation. Content includes an overview of the surgical procedure, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for the procedure, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are addressed in the content. View the Pediatric Umbilical Hernia Repair brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Hernia Repair: Umbilical Brochure

Umbilical Hernia Repair

A comprehensive patient education brochure that informs patients and their families about key aspects of undergoing an adult umbilical hernia repair operation. Content includes an overview of the surgical procedure, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for the procedure, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are addressed in the content. View the Adult Umbilical Hernia Repair brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25

Hernia Repair: Ventral Brochure

Ventral Hernia Repair

This comprehensive patient education brochure informs patients and their families about key aspects of undergoing a ventral hernia repair operation. Content includes an overview of the surgical procedure, treatment options, and procedure description. Expectations, preparation for the procedure, recovery, and discharge information are also included. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are addressed in the content. View the Ventral Hernia Repair brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $30 for each package of 25
Nonmembers:
$50 for each package of 25

Medication and Surgery

Medication and Surgery

Medication and Surgery is part of the Informed Surgical Prep series of patient education materials. This preoperative patient medication instruction handout informs and prepares patients for surgery. Content includes a general overview of what medications should be discussed with the surgeon and a list of medications that affect blood clotting. The back panel of the handout has blank space to encourage patients and family members to list current medications and allergies. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are addressed in the content. View the Medication and Surgery brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $15 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: 
$25 for each package of 25

Call 312-202-5263 for bulk pricing.

Ostomy Broadcast Rights: Adult English

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult English Broadcast Rights for Hospitals

The Ostomy Home Skills Kit supports patients by providing education and simulation materials for learning and practicing the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Evaluation of data from the program shows improved patient satisfaction, as well as reduced complications and expenditures. Health care professionals have rated the kits as being effective in preparing patients for self-care and effective in reducing time spent educating patients. This 30-minute video program includes an overview of the surgical procedure and realistic demonstration of emptying, removing, sizing, and applying a new pouch. Pouch options, skin care, problem solving skills, and emergency management are also discussed. This video is an excellent teaching tool for both lay and professional audiences.

The American College of Surgeons is now granting single hospital networks access to broadcast the licensed video program. This standard license will also include two Ostomy Home Skills kits (one urostomy and one colostomy/ileostomy kit). Each kit includes: one DVD, one booklet, two pouches, measuring guide, scissors, body marking pen, stoma simulator, skills checklist, and additional resource list. View the Ostomy Home Skills Program on the ACS website.

Price: $300 (one-time fee)

Includes: Video broadcast rights, one DVD, two Ostomy Home Skill kits (one colostomy/ileostomy and one urostomy)*

Review the Broadcast and Duplication Terms and Conditions. By clicking "Add to Cart," you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License.

*Additional Ostomy Home Skills Kits can be ordered separately.

Ostomy Broadcast Rights: Adult Spanish

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Spanish Broadcast Rights for Hospitals

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Patient Education Program offers an Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Aduly Spanish that supports patients by providing education and simulation materials for learning and practicing the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Evaluation of data from the program shows improved patient satisfaction, as well as reduced complications and expenditures. Health care professionals have rated the kits as being effective in preparing patients for self-care and effective in reducing time spent educating patients.

The ACS grants single hospital networks access to broadcast the licensed video program. The standard license includes two Ostomy Home Skills kits—one urostomy and one colostomy/ileostomy kit. Each kit includes one DVD, one booklet, two pouches, measuring guide, scissors, body marking pen, stoma simulator, skills checklist, and additional resource list.View the Adult Ostomy (Spanish) skills program on the ACS website.

Price:  $300 (one-time fee)
Includes: Video broadcast permission, one DVD, two Ostomy Home Skill kits (one Colostomy/Ileostomy and one Urostomy)*

Review the Broadcast and Duplication Terms and Conditions. By clicking "Add to Cart," you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License

 

*Additional Ostomy Home Skills Kits can be ordered separately.

Ostomy Broadcast Rights: Pediatric

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Pediatric Broadcast Rights for Hospitals

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Patient Education Program offers a Pediatric Ostomy Home Skills Kit that supports patients by providing education and simulation materials for learning and practicing the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Evaluation of data from the program shows improved patient satisfaction, as well as reduced complications and expenditures. Health care professionals have rated the kits as being effective in preparing patients for self-care and effective in reducing time spent educating patients.

The ACS grants single hospital networks access to broadcast the licensed video program. The standard license includes two Ostomy Home Skills kits—one urostomy and one colostomy/ileostomy kit. Each kit includes one DVD, one booklet, two pouches, measuring guide, scissors, body marking pen, stoma simulator, skills checklist, and additional resource list.View the Pediatric Ostomy skills program on the ACS website.

Price:  $300 (one-time fee)
Includes: Video broadcast permission, one DVD, two Ostomy Home Skill kits (one Colostomy/Ileostomy and one Urostomy)*

Review the Broadcast and Duplication Terms and Conditions. By clicking "Add to Cart," you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License

 

*Additional additional Ostomy Home Skills Kits can be ordered separately.

 

Ostomy Home Skill Kit: Spanish Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Spanish Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides Spanish-speaking patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Spanish Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy Skills Kit .

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit
Non-Members:  $40 per kit

Ostomy Home Skill Kit: Spanish Adult Urostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Spanish Adult Urostomy

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides Spanish-speaking patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Spanish Adult Urostomy kit

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit
Non-Members:  $40 per kit

Ostomy Home Skills Hospital Quality Improvement Package

The ACS Division of Education Surgical Patient Education Program offers an Ostomy Home Skills Kit supporting patients with education and simulation materials to learn and practice the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Evaluation data of the program supports improved satisfaction, reduced complications, and expenditures. Professionals have rated the kits as effective in preparing patients for self-care, as well as effective in reducing time spent in education. The 30-minute DVD includes an overview of the surgical procedure and realistic demonstration of emptying, removing, sizing, and applying a new pouch. Pouch options, skin care, problem-solving skills, and emergency management are also included. This is an excellent teaching video for both patients and professional staff.

The ACS is now granting single hospital networks to broadcast the licensed DVD program. This standard license is good for one year and will include 25 Ostomy Home Skills Kits of choice. Each skills kit includes: DVD, booklet, 2 pouches, measuring guide, scissors, body marking pen, stoma simulator, skills checklist and additional resource list.

Price: Hospitals: $1,000
One-year contract, one DVD, 25 Ostomy Home Skills Kits of choice

View the Terms and Conditions:
http://www.facs.org/patienteducation/broadcastpolicy.html

Clicking "Add to Cart" means you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License

* Additional Ostomy Home Skills Kits may be ordered separately.

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Ped. Colostomy/Ileostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Pediatric Colostomy/Ileostomy

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Pediatric Colostomy/Ileostomy Skills Kit .

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit
Non-Members:
$40 per kit

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy Home Skills Kit .

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit (limit 100 kits)
Non-Members: $40 per kit

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Urostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Adult Urostomy

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Adult Urostomy Skills Kit .

Price:

ACS Members: $5.00 per kit
Non-Members: $40 per kit

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Pediatric Urostomy

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Pediatric Urostomy 

The Surgical Patient Education Ostomy Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable learning and practicing of the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. Each skill kit contains: practice equipment (pouch, scissors, stoma model, measurement guide, surgical marker), a DVD with skill demonstration, an instruction booklet with images, a self-assessment checklist, and references for additional support. Kits are available for purchase as single kits or in groups of five. The Ostomy Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Coloplast Corp. View the Pediatric Urostomy Skills Kit .

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit
Non-Members: $40 per kit

Patient Education ACS Chapter Leader Sample Pack

Patient Education ACS Chapter Leader Sample Pack

The Patient Education ACS Chapter Leader Sample Pack was developed by the Patient Education Committee and the Board of Governors Patient Education Pillar. This set of sample patient education materials, including the ostomy skills kit, quit smoking before surgery brochure, inguinal hernia brochure, all product overview brochure, and one laminated table-top sign, can be used during chapter meeting presentations and accompany the PowerPoint program. The quality resources offered by the ACS meet all current requirements and have been identified to improve patient satisfaction, increase confidence in self-care, and reduce the need for additional resources.  

Price:
ACS Members:
 $12.50/pack

Non-Members: $40.00/pack

Quit Smoking Before Your Operation

Quit Smoking Before Your Operation

Quit Smoking Before Your Operation is part of the Informed Surgical Prep series of patient education materials. This preoperative smoking cessation handout informs and prepares patients for surgery. Content includes a general overview of quitting, how to prepare for one’s quit day, tips for dealing with withdrawal, and a list of top non-profit and government resources. The handout includes a space to individualize a smoking cessation plan as well as space to record a list of identified smoking triggers. All American College of Surgeons and Joint Commission guidelines are addressed in the content. View the Quit Smoking brochure.

Price:

ACS members: $15 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $25 for each package of 25

Call 312-202-5263 for bulk pricing.

Safe and Effective Pain Control After Surgery

Safe and Effective Pain Control After Surgery Brochure

The Safe and effective Pain Control After Surgery brochure was designed to help surgeons talk with their patients prior to surgery about appropriate pain management options. The brochure includes a guide for patients to help them decide when to take medications based on the types of activities they can perform in the days following surgery.

Additionally, to help patients lower their risk of misuse and diversion of opioids, appropriate use of these medications for severe pain as well as storage and disposal techniques are discussed. The brochure also includes an insert that describes nonmedication therapies, commonly prescribed medications and their side effects, as well as a customizable and fillable form for patients to list their medications, doses, and times of administration following surgery.

View the Safe Pain Control brochure on the ACS website.

Price:

ACS members: $10 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $30 for each package of 25

Safe and Effective Pain Control After Surgery Stand-Up Office Sign

Safe and Effective Pain Control After Surgery Stand-Up Office Sign

The ACS Surgical Patient Education Program has developed resources for safe and effective pain control after surgery, including a stand-up sign and brochure designed to help surgeons talk with their patients prior to surgery about appropriate pain management options. This stand-up sign can be used for display in your office to inform patients about safe pain control and that you-their surgeon-practices safe pain control, as well as invite patients to discuss how best to manage their pain following surgery.

The brochure includes a guide for patients to help them decide when to take medications based on the types of activities they can perform in the days following surgery. Learn more about our Safe Pain Control brochure on the ACS website.

Price:

ACS Members: $5 
Non-Members: $10 

Wound Home Skills Kit: Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic Foot Ulcers Home Skills Kit

The Surgical Patient Education Diabetic Foot Ulcers Home Skills Kit provides patients and caretakers with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable identification, optimal care, and healing of a diabetic foot ulcer. Each program contains an instruction booklet with images, and links to video instruction to support each skill section, a self-assessment checklist, a discharge checklist, references for additional support, and an evaluation. The Diabetic Foot Ulcer Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary team of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by grants from Ethicon, Smith and Nephew, and Acelity.

For more information about the Wound Home Skills Kits, visit the ACS website.

Price:

ACS Members: $8 per kit
Non-Members: $20 per kit

Wound Home Skills Kit: Lacerations and Abrasions

Lacerations and Abrasions Skills Kit

The Surgical Patient Education Lacerations and Abrasions Home Skills Kit provides patients with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable identification, optimal care, and healing of an accidental or traumatic wound. Each skills kit contains an instruction booklet with images, links to video instruction to support each skill section, a self-assessment checklist, references for additional support, and an evaluation. The Laceration and Abrasions Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary team of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by grants from Ethicon, Smith and Nephew, and Acelity.

For more information about the Wound Home Skills Kits, visit the ACS website.

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit
Non-Members: $10 per kit

Wound Home Skills Kit: Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Ulcers Home Skills Kit

The Surgical Patient Education Pressure Ulcers Home Skills Kit provides patients and caretakers with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable identification, optimal care, and healing of a pressure ulcer/injury. Each skills kit contains an instruction booklet with images, links to video instruction to support each skill section, a self-assessment checklist, a discharge checklist, references for additional support, and an evaluation. The Pressure Ulcer Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary team of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by grants from Ethicon, Smith and Nephew, and Acelity.

For more information about the Wound Home Skills Kits, visit the ACS website.

Price:

ACS Members: $8 per kit
Non-Members: $20 per kit

Wound Home Skills Kit: Surgical Wounds

Surgical Wounds Home Skills Kit

The Surgical Patient Education Surgical Wound Home Skills Kit provides patients and caretakers with comprehensive interactive materials to enable optimal care and recovery of a postsurgical wound after discharge. Each skills kit contains an instruction booklet with images, links to video instruction to supports each skill section, a self-assessment checklist, references for additional support, and an evaluation. The Surgical Wound Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary team of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by grants from Ethicon, Smith and Nephew and Acelity.

For more information about the Wound Home Skills Kits, visit the ACS website.

Price:

ACS Members: $5 per kit
Non-Members: $10 per kit

Wound Home Skills Kit: Venous Leg Ulcers and Lymphedema

Venous Ulcer and Lymphedema Home Skills Kit

The Surgical Patient Education Venous Ulcer and Lymphedema Home Skills Kit provides patients and caretakers with comprehensive, interactive materials to enable identification, optimal care, and healing of a venous foot ulcer or lymphedema. Each skills kit contains an instruction booklet with images, links to video instruction to support each skill section, a self-assessment checklist, a discharge checklist, references for additional support, and an evaluation. The Venous Ulcer and Lymphedema Home Skills Kit was developed by a multidisciplinary team of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by grants from Ethicon, Smith and Nephew, and Acelity.

For more information about the Wound Home Skills Kits, visit the ACS website.

Price:

ACS Members: $8 per kit
Non-Members: $20 per kit

Your Lung Operation Broadcast Rights

Your Lung Operation Broadcast Rights

The Your Lung Operation Home Skills Kit supports patients with education and materials to learn and practice the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery.

Your Lung Operation provides patients needing a lung resection with the knowledge and training to support their full participation and optimal recovery. The 30-minute video includes an overview of the lungs’ anatomy and function and procedure options, preoperative preparation, cancer staging, potential risks, postoperative hospital discharge, and home care. All The Joint Commission safety guidelines are incorporated into the kit, such as site marking, ID band checks, and pneumonia and DVT prevention strategies. This program is an excellent teaching video for both patients and professional staff.

The American College of Surgeons grants single hospital networks access to broadcast the licensed video program. This standard license will also include two Your Lung Operation Home Skills Programs. Each program packet includes: DVD, booklet, individual information sheets that include lung images for surgeon review and drawing, medication lists, exercise and pulmonary rehab activity guides, and smoking cessation resources. View the Your Lung Operation Home Skills Program on the ACS website.

Price: $300 (one-time fee)

Includes: Video broadcast rights, one DVD, and two Your Lung Operation Home Skills Kits*

Review the Broadcast and Duplication Terms and Conditions. By clicking "Add to Cart," you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the License.

*Additional Your Lung Operation Home Skills Kits can be ordered separately.

Your Lung Operation Home Skills Program

Your Lung Operation Home Skills Program

The Your Lung Operation Skills Program provides patients needing a lung resection with the knowledge and training to support full participation and optimal recovery.  The program includes a 20-page booklet and a 30-minute DVD with an overview of the lungs and procedure options, preoperative preparation, cancer staging, potential risks of procedures, discharge information and home care instructions. Separate information sheets include lung images for the surgeon to review and use for drawing, medication lists, exercise and pulmonary rehab activity guides, and quit smoking resources. All Joint Commission safety guidelines are incorporated such as site marking, ID band checks, and pneumonia and DVT prevention strategies. The Your Lung Operation Skills Program was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education and has been funded in part by a grant from Ethicon Endo-Surgery.

For more information about the Your Lung Operation Skills Program, visit the ACS website. 

Price:

ACS Members: $8 per kit
Nonmembers: $20 per kit

Your Lung Operation Hospital Quality Improvement Package

The ACS Surgical Patient Education Department offers Your Lung Operation Home Skills Program to support patients with educational materials to learn and practice the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery.

Your Lung Operation provides patients needing a lung resection with the knowledge and training to support full participation and optimal recovery. The 30-minute DVD includes an overview of the lungs and procedure options, preoperative prep, cancer staging, potential risks, discharge, and home care. All Joint Commission safety guidelines are incorporated, including: site marking, ID band checks, and pneumonia and DVT prevention strategies. This is an excellent teaching video for both patients and professional staff.

The ACS is now granting single hospital networks to broadcast the licensed DVD program. This standard license is good for one year and will include 35 Your Lung Operation Home Skills Programs. Each program includes: DVD, booklet, individual information sheets that include lung images for surgeon review and drawing; medication lists; exercise and pulmonary rehab activity guides; and quit smoking resources.

Price: Hospitals: $1,000
One-time fee, one DVD, 35 Your Lung Operation Home Skills Programs

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* Additional Your Lung Operation Skills Kits may be ordered separately.

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