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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
Home Skills

Wound Management Home Skills Program

The Wound Management Home Skills Program will help you learn and practice the skills needed for optimal wound healing. The program includes care and skill instruction for complex lacerations, abrasions, postoperative surgical wounds, and non-healing wounds.

This standardized interactive program has been developed by a multidisciplinary program of the ACS Division of Education in collaboration with the American Burn Association, American College of Wound Healing & Tissue Repair, The American Society of Plastic Surgery, Wound Healing Society, Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN), and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). The Wound Home Management Skills Kit has been funded in part by grants from Smith & Nephew, Acelity, and Ethicon.

Program Overview

The skills program contains booklets and video demonstrations.

Booklets
Additional Resources

Use the self-assessment checklist and references for additional support. Please complete the evaluation below or in the back of the booklet and return to the ACS so we can continue to improve this program to best meet your needs.

Wound Self-Care Checklist


Evaluation

Ordering Wound Care Supplies
Recommended Professional Resources

Video Demonstrations

There are six videos that support the skills explained in the booklets. Watch the ones you need for your wound care.

Wound Management Home Skills Program: Caring for Lacerations and Abrasions
Wound Management Home Skills Program: Caring for Lacerations and Abrasions
Wound Management Home Skills Program: Wound Cleaning
Wound Management Home Skills Program: Wound Cleaning
Wound Management Home Skills Program: Packing a Wound
Wound Management Home Skills Program: Packing a Wound
Wound Management Home Skills Program: Dressings and Bandaging
Wound Management Home Skills Program: Dressings and Bandaging
Wound Management Home Skills Program: Caring for Your Surgical Drain
Wound Management Home Skills Program: Caring for Your Surgical Drain
Wound Management Home Skills Program: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Wound Management Home Skills Program: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy