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Tackling the Unsolved Problem of Peristomal Skin Breakdown: What YOU Can Do to Improve Quality of Life for Ostomy Patients!

Jun 7, 2015 12:20pm ‐ Jun 7, 2015 2:00pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: Free
Members: $0.00


(Lecture) * 1.5 Contact Hour
Practice Areas: All

Despite tremendous advances in product development and increased availability of WOC nursing expertise, current studies indicate that up to 75% of ostomy patients develop painful PERISTOMAL skin breakdown that significantly and negatively impacts their quality of life. This session will focus on guidelines for assuring optimal FIT and FORMULATION of the skin barrier/pouching system, and technological advances designed to enhance peristomal skin health and reduce risk of breakdown.


  • Ms. Janice C. Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, Advanced Practice Nurse Ostomy and Wound Care, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN, WOC Nurse Instructor and Clinician, Emory University


  • 1.50 - Contact Hours
  • 0.00 - Pharmacology

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