This session will examine the current state of practice surrounding the assessment and documentation of peristomal skin health. It will look at whether the language and tools that we use at the moment accurately reflect the complexity of the problems that we see and reflect our skills and expertise as Nurse Specialists. It will draw on the experiences of other areas to see if there are similar experiences and what progress has been made. It will also look forward to see what direction and shape future practice could take in order to make a positive impact on how we could communicate with our patients and each other more effectively in the future.
Anna Boyles, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Stoma Care, King’s College Hospital, London