Learn home skills for optimal patient recovery after surgery
You don’t have to be a licensed medical professional to provide care at home but you do need proper training. ACS educational programs for patients can provide you with the knowledge, checklists, and skills necessary for an optimal recovery.
A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. This program supports both patients and loved ones with guidance and information about preparing for and recovering from breast cancer treatment.
Learn more about your central line, also known as a central venous access device (CVAD). This program will teach skills to manage the line, help you problem solve, and offer specific and useful home management tips.
This program will help you gain the skills necessary to manage a feeding tube at home. You’ll also learn about your digestive system, what an enteral feeding tube is, common types of feeding tubes, how they’re inserted, problem solving, and more.
Learn and practice ostomy skills to help you heal better. This program offers educational and simulation materials for adult and pediatric colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy.
This program offers knowledge and training for optimal recovery from your lung operation. It includes a 20-page booklet on preoperative prep, procedure overview, home care, and more. Exercise and rehab activity guides are also included.
Knowing how to manage wounds is critical to your ultimate health. This program includes instructions and videos on how to care for complex lacerations, abrasions, postoperative surgical wounds, and non-healing wounds.