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Patient Education
ProductDescription
ACS Smoking Cessation Online Course

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

An E-Learning, 1 CME accredited program for surgical practitioners to detail 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 titled "It pays for your patients to Quit Smoking before surgery: Outcomes, Interventions and Reimbursement."

Price:
Fellows - $40
Associates - $40
Resident Members - $25
Affiliate MD/DO Members - $40
Medical Students - $25
Non-Members - $65

Adult Umbilical Hernia Repair

Adult Umbilical Hernia Repair
13PE-0003

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. Available in packets of 25. Developed by the ACS Division of Education, 2013.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.

View this document onine:
http://www.facs.org/patienteducation/pdf/adult-umbilical.pdf

Apendectomia (Spanish Version)

Apendectomia (Spanish Version)
08PE-0003

Estos folletos de educación comprensiva para el paciente, que están disponibles en paquetes de 25, informan a los pacientes y sus familias de su operación. El contendido incluye una visión de conjunto de la operación, opciones de tratamiento y descripción del procedimiento. Expectativas, la preparación para la cirugía, la recuperación, y informacion despues de ser dado de alta de el hospital también se incluyen. Todas las directivas del Colegio Americano de Cirujanos y de el Joint Comisión se cumplen. Hecho por el Colegio Americano de Cirujanos de la División de Educación, 2008.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25. 


View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/apendectomia.pdf

 

Appendectomy Appendectomy (Surgical removal of the appendix)
07PE-0002

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. Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, 2007.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.


View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/app.pdf

 

Cholecystectomy Cholecystectomy (Surgical removal of the gallbladder)
07PE-0001

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. Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, 2007.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.


View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/cholesys.pdf
Cholecystectomy (Chinese Version) Cholecystectomy (Chinese Version)
09PE-0001

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. Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, 2009.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25. 25.


View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/cholecystectomy-chinese.pdf

 

Colecistectomia (Spanish Version) Colecistectomia (Spanish Version)
08PE-0002

Estos folletos de educación comprensiva para el paciente, que están disponibles en paquetes de 25, informan a los pacientes y sus familias de su operación. El contendido incluye una visión de conjunto de la operación, opciones de tratamiento y descripción del procedimiento. Expectativas, la preparación para la cirugía, la recuperación, y informacion despues de ser dado de alta de el hospital también se incluyen. Todas las directivas del Colegio Americano de Cirujanos y de el Joint Comisión se cumplen. Hecho por el Colegio Americano de Cirujanos de la División de Educación, 2008.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.


View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/colecistectomia.pdf

 

Colonoscopia (Spanish Version) Colonoscopia (Spanish Version)
08PE-0001SP

Estos folletos de educación comprensiva para el paciente, que están disponibles en paquetes de 25, informan a los pacientes y sus familias de su operación. El contendido incluye una visión de conjunto de la operación, opciones de tratamiento y descripción del procedimiento. Expectativas, la preparación para la cirugía, la recuperación, y informacion despues de ser dado de alta de el hospital también se incluyen. Todas las directivas del Colegio Americano de Cirujanos y de el Joint Comisión se cumplen. Hecho por el Colegio Americano de Cirujanos de la División de Educación, 2008.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.


View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/colonoscopia.pdf

 

Colonoscopy Colonoscopy
08PE-0001

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. Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, 2008.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.


View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/colonoscopy.pdf

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 HERE

Groin Hernia: Inguinal and Femoral Repair

Groin Hernia: Inguinal and Femoral Repair
10PE-0001

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. Available in packets of 25, Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, 2010.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.


View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/hernrep.pdf

 

Medication and Surgery

Medication and Surgery
12PE-0002

 

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. Available in packets of 25.

Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, 2012.

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

Call for bulk pricing.  312.202.5263

 

View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/patienteducation/medications-form.pdf

Ostomy Broadcast Rights

Ostomy Home Skills Kit Broadcast Rights for Hospitals

The American College of Surgeons Surgical Patient Education Program offers an 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.  This 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 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 DVD program. This standard license is good for one year and will 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.

Price:  $300
One-time fee, one DVD, two Ostomy Home Skill kits (one Colostomy and one Urostomy)*

View the Terms and Conditions:
http://www.facs.org/patienteducation/broadcast-ostomy.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 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

NEW!
Ostomy Home Skills Kit

10PE-0002

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.

Price:
ACS Members:
Free (plus shipping and handling)

The maximum order is ten kits free of charge. Additional kits are available following completion of a member evaluation of the skills kit.

Non-Members:
$40.00 per kit (plus shipping and handling)

$200 for a five-pack of kits (plus shipping and handling)

TO ORDER:
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For a complete description and ordering information please visit:
http://www.facs.org/patienteducation/skills/skillspatient.html

 

Pediatric Hernia: Inguinal and Femoral Repair

Pediatric Hernia: Inguinal and Femoral Repair
13PE-0005

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. Available in packets of 25. Developed by the ACS Division of Education, 2013.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.

View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/patienteducation/pdf/pediatric-inguinal.pdf

Pediatric Umbilical Hernia Repair

Pediatric Umbilical Hernia Repair
13PE-0004

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. Available in packets of 25. Developed by the ACS Division of Education, 2013.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.

View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/patienteducation/pdf/pediatric-umbilical.pdf

Quit Smoking Before Your Operation

Quit Smoking Before Your Operation

12PE-0003

 

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. Available in packets of 25.


Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, 2012.

 

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

 

Call for bulk pricing.  312.202.5263

View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/patienteducation/quitsmoking.pdf

 

Reparacíon de la Hernia (En Español) Reparacíon de la Hernia (En Español)
10PE-0001SP

Estos folletos de educación comprensiva para el paciente, que están disponibles en paquetes de 25, informan a los pacientes y sus familias de su operación. El contendido incluye una visión de conjunto de la operación, opciones de tratamiento y descripción del procedimiento. Expectativas, la preparación para la cirugía, la recuperación, y informacion despues de ser dado de alta de el hospital también se incluyen. Todas las directivas del Colegio Americano de Cirujanos y de el Joint Comisión se cumplen. Hecho por el Colegio Americano de Cirujanos de la División de Educación, 2010.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.


Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.


View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/hernia-espanol.pdf

Ventral Hernia Repair

Ventral Hernia Repair
12PE-0001

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. Available in packets of 25. Developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, 2012.

Starting October 24th, 2014 brochure pricing will be: $25/pack for Members, $50/pack for Non-Members. Grant support for this project is no longer available.

Price:
ACS members: $25 for each package of 25.
Nonmembers: $50 for each package of 25.

Call for bulk pricing.  312.202.5263

View this document online:
http://www.facs.org/public_info/operation/brochures/ventral_hernia.pdf

Your Lung Operation Broadcast Rights

Your Lung Operation Broadcast Rights for Hospitals

The Surgical Patient Education Program of the American College of Surgeons offers a “Your Lung Operation” Home Skills Kit that 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 DVD 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 Joint Commission safety guidelines are incorporated into the kit, such as site marking, ID band checks, and pneumonia and DVT prevention strategies. This kit 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 DVD program. This standard license is good for one year and will include two “Your Lung Operation” Home Skills Kits.  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 smoking cessation resources.   

Price:  $300
One-year contract, one DVD, and two "Your Lung Operation" Home Skills Kits*

View the Terms and Conditions:
http://www.facs.org/patienteducation/broadcast-lung.html

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

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

Your Lung Operation Home Skills Program "Your Lung Operation" Home Skills Program

 

“Your Lung Operation” 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.

 

“Your Lung Operation” 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.

 

Price:

ACS Members:  Free (plus $5 shipping & handling fee per kit)

Nonmembers:  $30

(Maximum 10 per order.  Call for bulk pricing.  312-202-5263)

 

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-year contract, one DVD, 35 Your Lung Operation Home Skills Programs

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 Your Lung Operation Skills Kits may be ordered separately.