Tag Archive for ‘ACS Surgical Patient Education Program’

Introducing the ACS Surgical Patient Education Toolkit

The ACS Surgical Patient Education Toolkit delivers patient education resources via email, text, and health portal.

Empowering patients through education: ACS launches Your Breast Cancer Surgery Program

The goals of the ACS Your Breast Cancer Surgery Program are summarized as are the measures for defining this patient education program’s success.

The Ostomy Home Skills Kit: 10 years of improving the quality of post-discharge patient care through simulation

HIGHLIGHTS Describes the role of the ACS Ostomy Home Skills Kit in training patients to manage their postoperative care Summarizes the multidisciplinary development of the Ostomy Home Skills Kit Outlines updates to the home skills kit following reviews of evaluation data The role of patients and their caregivers is critical to patient safety and improving […]

Statement on principles of patient education

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.

Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit

Optimal in-home postoperative care made possible through new Patient Feeding Tube Home Skills Kit

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.

Feeding Tube

Resources for optimal patient care: EBDS and patient education programs

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.

ACS launches home skills program for complex wound management

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.

ACS Foundation Annual Report 2011-2012

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.


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