Tag Archive for ‘surgical patient education’

ACS Issues Comments on “Elective Surgery” during the Pandemic

The ACS recently released a public information document underscoring the importance of maintaining access to surgery during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

ACS “Talk It Up” campaign helps surgeons speak with patients about COVID-19 vaccination

Describes the resources available in the ACS Talk It Up campaign, which was developed to help surgeons address patient concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

New Speak Up campaign focuses on how patients can play an active role in surgical safety

Note from Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon)* In 2015, I was appointed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) to serve as the ACS representative on The Joint Commission. I thought that it would be important to pick a topic that The Joint Commission was working on that might be particularly relevant […]

Safe pain control pediatric brochure

ACS and APSA address pain control after surgery for children and teens

The development of the Safe and Effective Pain Control After Surgery for Children and Teens brochure, a collaborative effort between the AC S and the American Pediatric Surgical Association, is described.

ACS News

Coming next month in JACS and online now: Post-discharge opioid prescribing and use after common surgical procedures

A study in an upcoming issue of JACS examines the variability in opioid prescribing and use after surgery.


The opioid epidemic: What can surgeons do about it?

The surgeon’s role in addressing the U.S. opioid crisis is described, as are the College’s efforts to educate policymakers, providers, and patients about opioid abuse prevention.

Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery

New ACS surgical practice guidelines now include patient education

The ACS Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery modules provide surgeons with peer-review recommendations and new patient education information for use at the point of care.

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.

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.


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