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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS
For Patients

Adult Urostomy

You are an important member of your surgical team. We want to help prepare you and your family for full participation and the best recovery. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Ostomy Home Skills Program was developed by members of your surgical team. This program will walk you through understanding your urostomy, skills to manage your ostomy at home, and problem-solving tips, as well as other resources. Watch our home skills videos to help you understand how to care for yourself or a family member after an operation.

About Your Urostomy
ACS Patient Tools

Ostomy Home Skills Kit

  • 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

Preparing for Your Operation
Skills Checklist
Discharge Sheet
Patient Evaluation


Online Course
Enroll in our interactive online course to receive a certificate of completion

Organizations with Additional Resources
Professional Resources
Order Ostomy Education Products
Ostomy Skills Education: Welcome
Ostomy Skills Education: Welcome
Urostomy: Your Urostomy
Urostomy: Your Urostomy
Urostomy: Your Operation
Urostomy: Your Operation
Urostomy: Pouching Systems
Urostomy: Pouching Systems
Urostomy: Emptying a Pouch
Urostomy: Emptying a Pouch
Urostomy: Changing a Pouch
Urostomy: Changing a Pouch
Urostomy: Problem Solving
Urostomy: Problem Solving
Urostomy: Life with an Ostomy
Urostomy: Life with an Ostomy
Urostomy: Knowledge Check
Urostomy: Knowledge Check
Ostomy Skills Education: Welcome
Ostomy Skills Education: Welcome