EWMA Conference 2018

Peristomal Skin Lesions - A Challenge for Ostomates and Specialized Nurses


Peristomal skin care is an issue of high importance for ostomates. A huge percentage of ostomates experience every year peristomal skin irritations. For nurses is this a big challenge in their daily work. The ECET-Guest session contents three main topics in realation with peristomal skin irritation. Scientific overview and best practise recommendations are presented in three main lectures.

Gabriele Kroboth, President ECET
Assessment-Tools for Peristomal Skin Lesions - An Overview

Werner Droste, Vice-President ECET
Foto-Documentation for Patients with Peristomal Skin Lesions - Case Presentations

Renata Batas, PR-Officer ECET
The Challenges of Enterostomal Therapy at Patient with High-Output Ileostomy

About ECET

The association is a non-profit organization that works for the development of a professional identity on a European level for nurse and health care professionals, concerned with or active in the area of stomatherapy, incontinence and/or treatment of wounds.

The main aims are the following:

  • to establish European recognition for nurses specialized in the area of stoma care, incontinence care and/or treatment of wounds;
  • to bring together health care professionals involved in the care of stoma, incontinence and wound- patients; the association shall ensure the protection and defence of professional interests of its members
  • to promote research and to ensure that knowledge remains up to date;
  • to encourage contacts and collaboration with the industry, distributors or official health care insurance organizations with the aim of improving the quality of the care and the various devices;
  • to organise conferences, seminars, and short training courses;
  • to break down national barriers and to promote European identity;
  • to promote the exchange of information between various European countries by establishing efficient communication systems;
  • to develop teaching standards which are generally acceptable;
  • to promote stoma care according to quality and ethical standards


Find more information about ECET on: www.ecet-stomacare.eu