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  1. Woo, Kevin Y. RN, MSc, PhD, ACNP, GNC(C), FAPWCA
  2. Sibbald, R. Gary BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med Derm), MACP, MEd, FAPWCA
  3. Ayello, Elizabeth A. PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ET, FAPWCA, FAAN
  4. Coutts, Patricia M. RN, IIWCC
  5. Garde, Dianne E. ET


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.