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WOCNext 2022

S09 - S09: A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion Using a Proactive Approach to Peristomal Skin Health Earlier in a Patient’s Journey

Jun 7, 2022 7:00am ‐ Jun 7, 2022 8:30am


Supported by Hollister Incorporated

WOC nurses are best positioned to make positive impacts to the lives of the patients they care for. Unfortunately, people living with a stoma who experience leakage and peristomal skin complications have a decreased quality of life. Surgeons, WOC nurses, and home care nurses have the responsibility to be PROACTIVE in their practice and consider products designed to provide security with a pouching system to support healthy peristomal skin.
This panel discussion symposium, led by a moderator, will discuss the use of soft convexity earlier in a patient’s journey with the health care team who strive to achieve positive outcomes and set their patient’s up for success from the start.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the evidence supporting the use of convexity post operatively
  • Dispel the myth of avoiding convexity in the post-operative period
  • Consider a change of practice to support positive outcomes for the patient earlier in the patient’s journey
  • Understand the impact the WOC nurse has on a patient’s quality of life


  • Daniel Galante, DO, FACS, Colorectal Surgeon, AdventHealth Medical Group
  • Tammy Lichtman, RN, BSN, CWON, Assistant Nurse Manager, AdventHealth Orlando
  • Ron Sotomayer, RN, CWOCN, WOC Consultant, AdventHealth Orlando
  • Wil Walker, MBA, BSN, RN, Clinical Resource Manager for US Ostomy, Hollister Incorporated

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