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Ostomy Home Skills Program

The Ostomy Home Skills Kit supports patients with educational and simulation materials to learn and practice the skills needed for optimal postoperative recovery. The kit supports the entire surgical team with quality, comprehensive education. The standardized interactive program has been developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in collaboration with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), American Urological Association (AUA), Certified Enterostomal Therapy Nurses (CETN), and the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA).

The skills kit contains:

  • A booklet with information on the operation, home skills such as emptying and changing a pouch, problem solving, and home management.
  • A DVD with demonstration of each skill
  • Stoma Practice Model
  • Stoma supplies (measurement guide, marking pen, scissors, sample pouch)
  • Ostomy self-care checklist
  • Evaluation (Complete the Ostomy Patient Survey: We Need Your Opinion!)

The ACS Ostomy Home Skills Kit program covers:

Adult Ostomy

Pediatric Ostomy

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The standardized interactive program has been developed by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) in collaboration with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), American Urological Association (AUA), Certified Enterostomal Therapy Nurses (CETN), and the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA).