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WOCNext 2022

S05 - S05: Don’t Run With Scissors: Scissorless Ostomy Skin Barriers Improve Patient and Ostomy Program Outcomes

Jun 5, 2022 12:25pm ‐ Jun 5, 2022 1:55pm


Supported by ConvaTec Inc.

Peristomal skin health is a priority for promoting quality of life in persons with an ostomy. However, patients, caregivers, and staff can have challenges in sizing stoma apertures to fit oval, oblique, and irregularly shaped stomas with the risk of peristomal skin breakdown. This session will address how scissorless (shapeable) ostomy barrier can expedite care in selected settings (e.g., operating room, long-term care) while also discussing cost savings and improved patient outcomes in real-world utilization.

Contact Hours: 1.5

Learning Objective:
  • Learners will explore science of preventing peristomal skin breakdown and the benefits of scissorless skin barrier technology for promoting peristomal skin health and cost savings.


  • Dr. Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and WOCNEP Director, Rutgers University Camden
  • Dona Lyndhia Isaac, MSN/ED, RN, CWON, Unit-Based Wound Ostomy Nurse, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Kathy Knetter, MSN, RN, APNP, FNP-BC, APCWON, CFCN, Wound Ostomy Nurse Practitioner, Marshfield Clinic Health System

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