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Ostomy Day 2022

Peristomal Skin Health and Top 5 Peristomal Skin Complications

Oct 1, 2022 1:55pm ‐ Oct 1, 2022 2:55pm

Credits: None available.


Peristomal skin complications are very common, affecting as many as 80% of people who have a urinary or intestinal stoma. Many people with stomas and nurses who don’t specialize in ostomy care or who have limited experience don’t accurately identify peristomal skin problems and aren’t familiar with initial treatment. The Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide (PSAG) was developed to assist those with or caring for someone with an ostomy in the identification of peristomal skin complications, provide guidance for initial treatment recommendations, and advise when a referral to an ostomy specialist is needed. This session will focus on maintaining peristomal skin health as well as peristomal skin complications, both identification and treatment.

Contact Hours: 1.0

Learning Objective:
  • The learner will be able to identify abnormal peristomal skin and describe adjustments in topical care needed.


  • Stephanie Yates, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN, Wound and Ostomy Nurse Practitioner, Duke University Hospital Cancer Center


  • 1.00 - Contact Hours

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