Tag Archive for ‘ACS Surgical Patient Education Program’
The following Statement on Principles of Patient Education was developed by the ACS Patient Education Committee and was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its February meeting.
This article describes problems patients and their caregivers experience using a feeding tube during at-home postoperative recovery and outlines the benefits of using the College’s Patient Education Program to reduce complications and ensure compliance with regulatory demands.
This month’s column highlights Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery (EBDS) and the College’s patient education programs—two College-based resources aimed at helping members deliver optimal patient care.
The ACS has announced the start of a new structured teaching and verification program that uses engaging media and self-assessment checklists to educate surgical patients and their families about delivering self-care for complex wound conditions.
The ACS Foundation’s Annual Report 2011-2012 outlines notable Foundation activities for the past year, including the support of scholarship funds and fellowships, and provides comments from members of the Fellows Leadership Society.