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Peristomal Skin Complications and Management

Advances in Skin & Wound Care:
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000305498.23391.22
Features: Clinical Management Extra

PURPOSE: To provide the wound care practitioner with an overview of practical approaches to prevent and treat common peristomal skin conditions.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:

1. Describe the common types of peristomal skin problems and their causes.

2. Identify treatment options for common peristomal skin problems.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.