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WOCN Continuing Education

Parastomal Abscesses: Exploring the Differential Diagnoses and Treatment Options

Nov 11, 2020 1:00pm ‐ Nov 11, 2020 2:00pm

Credits: None available.



Have you ever removed a wafer only to reveal the patient has an abscess near their stoma? When your patient asks: What caused this? Are you prepared to answer the question? This webinar is designed to educate nurses and advanced practice providers on how to sort through the underlying causes, diagnostic workup and treatment of parastomal abscesses. Boost your clinical acumen by attending this session!

Learning Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. The attendee will be able to recognize the clinical presentation of an abscess, and name a minimum of three potential underlying causes.
  2. The attendee will then be able to identify appropriate work up, local and/ or systemic treatments.

This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. The WOCN® Society does not endorse specific products and services.


  • Mrs. Virginia Hanchett, FNP, APRN-BC, DCNP, COCN, CWCN, Program Director and Senior Nurse Practitioner, UR Medicine Ostomy Services, University of Rochester


  • 1.00 - Contact Hours

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