Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide for Clinicians

Use the Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide to find the source of common peristomal skin complications (PSCs) and determine next steps.

As a clinician, you understand the negative impact that a peristomal skin complication (PSC) can have on a patient’s quality of life.

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN), with an education grant from Hollister Incorporated, has developed a free, easy-to-use, web-based tool that can help you assess your patients’ peristomal skin for issues. The Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide provides a standardized assessment of the skin around the stoma, indicates probable reasons for common peristomal skin complications (PSCs), and outlines simple options for management. It is intended for use with adults and teens.

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