“Your Lung Operation” provides patients with the knowledge
and training to support full participation and optimal recovery. Safety measures such as site
marking, ID band checks, and pneumonia prevention strategies are demonstrated to support
the surgeon and health care professional in meeting all CMS and Joint Commission guidelines
for safe surgical procedures and optimal recovery.
The program is free to members and contains:
● A 20-page booklet and 30-minute DVD with information on preoperative prep, cancer
staging, procedure overview, potential risks, discharge, and home care.
● Information sheets, including lung images, medication lists, exercise and pulmonary
rehab activity guides, quit smoking resources, and survivorship plans.
● Additional resources, including a patient evaluation form.
● For nonmembers, this program can be purchased individually, or bulk pricing is available.
● Hospital broadcast rights are also available for purchase.
PAR TNERS IN YOUR SURGICAL CARE©
Education for a Better Recovery
This Surgical Patient Education Program is a collaborative by the American College of Surgeons with the Society of Thoracic Surgery,
the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, and the Commission on Cancer.
THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY.
To order, visit www.facs.org/education/patient-education.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS | DIVISION OF EDUCATION
Blended Surgical Education and Training for Life
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