Ostomy, Fistulas, and Periwound Skin Complications

This workshop provided the attendees with the information needed to reinforce the importance of evaluating the ostomy and periwound tissues at every visit for every patient to enhance patient care and to gain as much information as possible. Attendees learned to identify the early signs of skin complications related to fluids such as faeces, urine, and exudation, and about the influence of urine and faeces on the skin. In this workshop we will discuss fistulas, which are not always easy to manage. We also completed a proper assessment using a real clinical case to highlight the importance of developing the right care plan for patients.


  • Paulo Alves
  • Isabel Morais

The workshop took place on Friday 16 May from 13.30-15.00 in room N1109/N110.