As stomas become increasingly prevalent, it is critical that health care professionals understand the importance of skin care best practices to prevent peristomal skin complications. These complications, which include dermatitis, infection, trauma, and pressure injury, can have a significant impact on both quality of life and health care costs. Effective peristomal skin management using current best practices is essential. One key component of this care is using a medical adhesive that protects fragile skin, supports longer wear times, is moisture resistant, and can be removed without damaging the skin.
This white paper from Hy-Tape International provides useful, up-to-date information on peristomal skin management and prevention of complications for health care and wound care professionals whose patients have undergone ostomy surgery. Click Here to download Peristomal Skin: Management and Prevention of Complications.