EWMA 2020, 18-20 Nov

EWMA 2020: European Council of Enterostomal Therapy (ECET)


Session title: Stomas and wound management – challenges in clinical practice


Peristomal skin irritations are common complications among ostomy patients, especially after discharge from hospital. They have a deep impact on the quality of life of people with an ostomy. In clinical practice, stoma care nurses and/or wound ostomy continence nurses are capable of identifying these problems and giving patients qualified support. Score systems are often used in peristomal wound care; they are useful for assessment, care continuity and the evaluation of peristomal wound and stoma care. Peristomal wounds and skin irritations can be often a challenge for treatment. In this session, two speakers will present actual best practices information about the management of peristomal wounds and skin irritations.

About ECET

The association is a non-profit organisation that works for the development of a professional identity on a European level for nurses and healthcare professionals concerned with or active in the areas of stoma therapy, incontinence and/or the treatment of wounds.

The ECET’s main aims are the following:

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


Find more information about the ECET at www.ecet-stomacare.eu



Peristomal Skin Irritations and Score-Systems – Do we need them?

Cold plasma in wound care

Gabriele Kroboth, MSc., RN, ET, President ECET, Austria




Peristomal Skin complications in homecare

Peristomal skin and high-output ileostomy 

Renata Batas, PR & Publications ECET, Slovenia

Community Health Centre Ljubljana - Department for district and community nursing