Peristomal Skin Issues & Ostomy Care

Peristomal Skin Complications Stomas can lower a patients’ ability to stay active and their overall quality of life; peristomal skin issues in particular can be problematic and lead to discomfort and complications. Many skin complications arise from insecure, sensitizing or damaging medical adhesives. In order to prevent peristomal skin complications, it is critical that healthcare […]

After Colon Cancer Surgery: How To Live With an Ostomy

As you discuss colon cancer treatment with your colorectal surgeon, one important topic that you may need to bring up is whether you will need an ostomy. Some people quickly adapt to an ostomy while others require additional time and support. In any case, knowing whether you will require an ostomy before the procedure can […]

Crohn’s Disease and Ostomy Management: Supporting Patient Education

Because ostomy surgical procedures are increasingly performed each year for Crohn’s disease, a growing number of patients must contend with the challenges of stoma management. However, with guidance from a health care professional on pouch emptying, skin care, and appliance securement, as well as stressing the importance of compliance with an ostomy management regimen, stoma […]

Peristomal Skin: Management and Prevention of Complications

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 […]