American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Skills Patient Education Program provides the evidence-based knowledge, checklists and skills training to support patients with their preparation and optimal recovery. Each program explains, demonstrates and provides directed learning experiences and practice opportunities. Given in advance of surgery, it affords patients the opportunity of repetitive practice, and the confidence to actively participate in their pre- and postoperative care.

Home Skills Programs

Central Lines

Feeding Tube


Wound Management

Surgical Cancer Home Skills Programs

Your Breast Cancer Surgery

Your Lung Operation