Patients that use the kit have more confidence in managing their ostomy than patients who do not use the kit. Further, those patients also use 42% fewer additional services1 and seek 50% less emergency room care2, compared with those not using the kits. We applaud the American College of Surgeons for leading this national quality initiative to improve education and outcomes for the ostomy patient. Associations who have collaborated in reviewing the skills kit content include:
- American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
- American Urological Association (AUA)
- Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
- United Ostomy Association of American (UOAA)
- American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)
- American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA)
- ACS Commission on Cancer (CoC)
“Proper pre-surgical education is so vital for a patient facing a life-altering and often life-saving ostomy surgery. We have recently agreed to continue this support and are so proud to have supported thousands of patients using these kits over the last 10 years. We are committed to this type of education which has been proven to help reduce unnecessary healthcare utilization and improve outcomes,” says Vice President of Marketing Steen Morvan, Chronic Care in North America.
For more information on the ACS Ostomy Home Skills Kits visit https://www.facs.org/Education/Patient-Education/Skills-Programs/Ostomy-Program or to inquire with Coloplast about utilizing the kits in your pre-surgical pathway visit coloplast.to/teachingkit.
Coloplast is committed to improving outcomes via quality products and patient lifestyle support
Ostomy care is the 2nd leading cause of 30-day readmission rates3 in the United States. In addition to product solutions, Coloplast has developed Coloplast® Care, the only manufacturer-provided patient support program with better patient outcomes supported by peer-reviewed published data4. Coloplast Care provides ostomy product users access to education and tools for self-assessment and individualized support from Care Advisors. Coloplast Care provides reliable information so ostomy product users can better manage their care and experience a full life. For more information visit ostomy.coloplastcare.us
About Coloplast ostomy care products
Coloplast's range of innovative ostomy products are designed to reduce leakage and maintain healthy skin. With the SenSura® Mio portfolio and BodyFit Technology Coloplast has taken fit, flexibility, and comfort to a new level, creating a portfolio of innovative ostomy solutions that reduce the burden of leakage and enable product users to live the life they want to lead.
Danish medical device company Coloplast develops products and services designed to make life easier for people with intimate health conditions. Coloplast listens to product users to better understand their needs and responds by bringing the best ideas to market in the form of medical devices and service solutions. www.coloplast.us/about-us/our-company/
About the American College of Surgeons/American College of Surgeons Foundation
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients. The College has more than 82,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. The American College of Surgeons Foundation was established in 2005 to provide philanthropic support for the research, education and patient safety programs of the American College of Surgeons.
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1, 2 Heneghan KC, McGee MF, Bailey HR, Sachdeva AK, Daly JM, Davis E, Colwell JC. Ostomy Home Skills Kit (OSHK) Is Effective at Preparing Patients to Confidently Manage Their Postoperative Recovery. Journal of Cancer Education. 2015;30(3):S320-21.
3 Audrey J. Weiss, Ph.D., et. Al. Readmissions to US Hospitals by Procedure. Statistical Brief #154, Healthcare Cost and Utilization project, Agency for healthcare research and quality, April 2013.
4 Results from a study comparing hospital readmission and emergency room (ER) visit rates attributable to ostomy complications between Coloplast Care program enrollees and non-enrollees (n=718). Published: Rojanasarot, S. The Impact of a Readily Available, Post-Discharge Support Program for Ostomy Surgery Patients on Preventable Health Care Utilization, Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 2018;45(1):43-49.