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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

Pediatric Urostomy

You are an important member of the 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 child’s urostomy, skills to manage your child’s urostomy at home, problem solving and other home management tips, as well as other resources.

Pediatric Colostomy/Ileostomy/Urostomy Welcome
Pediatric Colostomy/Ileostomy/Urostomy Welcome
Pediatric Urostomy: Your Child's Urostomy
Pediatric Urostomy: Your Child's Urostomy
Pediatric Urostomy: Your Child's Operation
Pediatric Urostomy: Your Child's Operation
Pediatric Urostomy: Pouching Systems
Pediatric Urostomy: Pouching Systems
Pediatric Urostomy: Emptying a Pouch
Pediatric Urostomy: Emptying a Pouch
Pediatric Urostomy: Changing a Pouch
Pediatric Urostomy: Changing a Pouch
Pediatric Urostomy: Problem Solving
Pediatric Urostomy: Problem Solving
Pediatric Urostomy: Life with an Ostomy
Pediatric Urostomy: Life with an Ostomy
Pediatric Urostomy: Knowledge Check
Pediatric Urostomy: Knowledge Check
About Your Child's 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

Order a kit

Preparing for Your Operation

Skills Checklist

Patient Evaluation

Additional Resources
Professional Resources
Order Ostomy Education Products