Skin problems


Basic Ostomy Skin Care: A Guide for Patients and Health Care Providers (13 pages)Published by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN), this is a “best practices” skin care guide for nurses and patients. It’s not what you need if you’re dealing with existing skin problems, but is chock full of information and tips on how to prevent them.

Granulomas (1 pg) – This is a short but really informative guide, entitled “Julie Rust answers your questions about Granulomas” that appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of Tidings, a magazine produced by Colostomy UK.

Keeping Skin Healthy, Preventing and Treating Complications (4 pages) – Published by Coloplast. This short, simple, but comprehensive guide to maintaining the health of stomas and peristomal skin should be provided to every patient after ostomy surgery.

Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide   (Not a pdf file, but an online guide) – This is a fabulous interactive guide produced by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) in the US. It talks you through figuring out what’s going on with your skin and what to do about it. The detailed questions and very helpful pictures of affected skin will help you describe your symptoms and identify the problem.

Skin problems associated with ileostomies and ileo-anal pouches (6 pages) – A very helpful booklet about skin disorders that may be encountered by ileostomates, including those with an ileo-anal reservoir (J-pouch). It’s published by the Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association in the UK.

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