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ACS Smoking Cessation Online Course

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™.

Appendectomy Brochure

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Appendectomy Brochure (Spanish)

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Breast Surgery Program Broadcast Rights

Breast Cancer Surgery Program provides patients undergoing any type of breast cancer surgery the knowledge and training to support full participation and optimal recovery. The program includes a digital patient guide and a 35-minute video with an overview of the breast anatomy, types and stages of breast cancer, tests and imaging, preoperative preparation and exercise guidelines, procedure options and reconstruction, potential risks of procedures, additional treatments and self-care and discharge information and surveillance. Separate information sheets include Common Exercises for Breast Surgery, Exercise Log, Treatment Summary and Survivorship Care Plan, and Your Health Care Team Contact List. The Your Breast Cancer Surgery Program was developed by a multidisciplinary program of the American College of Surgeons Division of Education in collaboration with the Commission on Cancer, the National accreditation Program for Breast Cancer, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American Physical Therapy Association.

View the Breast Cancer Surgery Program on the ACS website.

The broadcast rights include video broadcast rights permissions, a one-time digital download, and a digital patient guide

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

 

Central Lines Home Skills 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.

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

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.

Visit the ACS website for more information about the Central Lines Home Skills Program .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Cholecystectomy Brochure

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Cholecystectomy Brochure (Chinese)

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Cholecystectomy Brochure (Spanish)

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Colectomy Brochure (Spanish)

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Colectomy Brochure

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Colonoscopy Brochure

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. Information and directions for the most common preps for a Colonoscopy procedure are available at no charge. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Colonoscopy Brochure (Spanish)

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

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.

Visit the ACS website for more information about the Feeding Tube Home Skills Program .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

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 theFeeding Tube Home Skills Program on the ACS website.

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)

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Hernia Repair: Groin Brochure

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Hernia Repair: Pediatric Groin Brochure

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Hernia Repair: Pediatric Umbilical Brochure

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Hernia Repair: Umbilical (Spanish)

Reparacíon de Hernia
Umbilical en Adultos

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

Price:

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

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Hernia Repair: Umbilical Brochure

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Hernia Repair: Ventral (Spanish)

Reparación de Hernia
Reparación de Evantración

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

Price:

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

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Hernia Repair: Ventral Brochure

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

Call 312-202-5263 for bulk pricing.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Ostomy Broadcast Rights: Adult English

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.

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

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 programs on the ACS website.

Includes: Video broadcast permission,one DVD, two Ostomy Home Skill kits (one Colostomy/Ileostomy and one Urostomy)*

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

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 programs on the ACS website.//

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: Adult Colostomy/Ileostomy (Spanish)

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 .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Ostomy Home Skill Kit: Adult Urostomy (Spanish)

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

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Ostomy Home Skills Kit: Ped. 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 .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

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 .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

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 .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

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 .

*Skills Kits should be eligible for reimbursement with flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA).

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

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. 

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Patient Education Toolkit - 60 Day Free Trial

A 60-day trial of your own personalized Surgical Patient Education Toolkit with access to the entire ACS Patient Education resources. Over 200 titles are available to print, display on your website, or deliver electronically to help patients understand their surgical procedures and better manage their perioperative care. Titles include the entire surgical prep series - medications, quit smoking, questions to ask, procedure education, safe pain control, Home Skills training videos and the Prepare for Cancer Surgery series as well as patient education from federal government health agencies. You have control of the titles displayed and can publish you own patient education content. Your Toolkit can be personalized with your professional practice information that highlights your surgical expertise.

The free trial will end in 60 days from the point of purchase. At 60 days you will have the opportunity to purchase the full program. If the purchase is not made, your site will close and no longer be available. The ACS website contains all materials for patient viewing.

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

 *Additional print brochures and videos for your hospital library can be ordered separately.

Patient Education Toolkit Annual Subscription

A 12-month subscription of your own personalized Surgical Patient Education Toolkit library with access to the entire ACS Patient Education library. Over 200 titles are available to print, display on your website, or deliver electronically to help patients understand their surgical procedures and better manage their perioperative care. Titles include the entire surgical prep series - medications, quit smoking, questions to ask, procedure education and safe pain control, Home Skills training videos and the Prepare for Cancer Surgery series as well as patient education from federal government health agencies and institutes. You have control of the content displayed and can publish you own patient education content. You can also personalize the Toolkit with your professional practice information that highlights your surgical expertise. The toolkit can reside on your practice site and you can send content direct to patients, which will be sent fromyoursurgeonDrxxx.org.

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

   *Additional print brochures and videos for your hospital library can be ordered separately.

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. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

Call 312-202-5263 for bulk pricing.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Safe and Effective Pain Control After Surgery, Adult Brochure

For Adults

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.  Each 25-pack of brochures also includes one office sign for display to inform your patients regarding your safe pain control practices. Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Safe and Effective Pain Control After Surgery, Pediatric Brochure

For Children and Teens

The Safe and effective Pain Control After Surgery for Children and Teens brochure was designed to help surgeons talk with their patients and families prior to surgery about appropriate pain management options. The brochure includes a guide for parents and children to help them decide when to take medications based on the types of activities performed 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, and a customizable, fillable form for patients to list their medications, doses, and times of administration following surgery.

Visit the ACS website to view the brochure.

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

What Is a Surgical Resident?

What Is a Surgical Resident?

Surgeons, surgical residents, and nurse educators, under the leadership of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, have developed this guide targeted specifically for patients. The Patient Education Workgroup under the ACS Committee on Resident Education sought to help patients learn more about the surgical team, the role of the surgical resident, and how a patient benefits from a surgical resident’s involvement in his or her care. 

The guide explains the roles of various members of the surgical team and thanks patients for their vital role in the training of future surgeons.

The guide can be used in any practice setting where a patient might encounter a surgical resident.

View the What is a Surgical Resident? brochure on the ACS website.

Bulk Price (per package of 50) :

1 Package: $15 for each package
2-9 Packages: $13.50 for each package
10-19 Packages: $12 for each package
20-39 Packages: $10.50 for each package
40-49 Packages: $9 for each package
100 or more Packages: $7.50 for each package

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.


 

Wound Home Skills Kit: Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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.

Visit the ACS website for more information about the Wound Home Skills Kits .

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Wound Home Skills Kit: Lacerations and Abrasions

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.

Visit the ACS website for more information about the Wound Home Skills Kits .

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Wound Home Skills Kit: Pressure Ulcers

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.

Visit the ACS website for more information about the Wound Home Skills Kits .

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Wound Home Skills Kit: Surgical Wounds

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.

Visit the ACS website for more information about the Wound Home Skills Kits .

A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Wound Home Skills Kit: Venous Leg Ulcers and Lymphedema

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.

Visit the ACS website for more information about the Wound Home Skills Kits .

 A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.

Wound Management Home Skills Kit Broadcast Rights

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Wound Management Home Skills Program helps your patients learn and practice the skills needed for optimal wound healing. The program includes care and step-by-step skill instruction for complex lacerations, abrasions, postoperative surgical wounds, and non-healing wounds. This is an excellent teaching video for both patients and professional staff.

With Broadcast Rights, the ACS is granting single-hospital network access to broadcast the licensed video program. This standard license is a one-time fee and will include two sets of the Wound Management Home Skills Booklets including:

  • Lacerations and Abrasions
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Venous Leg Ulcers and Lymphedema

View the Wound Management Home Skills Program on the ACS website.

Includes: Video Broadcast Rights Permissions, a one-time digital download link, and two complete sets of the Wound Home Management Skills (10 booklets)

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*Additional Wound Home Skills Programs can be ordered separately.

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.

Visit the ACS website for more information about the Your Lung Operation Skills Program .

 A $20.00 per item shipping fee will be added to all orders being shipped outside the US/CAN region.