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Tools  to prevent peristomal skin complications (PSC)

OST 2.0 – assess both visual and non-visual PSC symptoms

75% of people living with a stoma experience PSC symptoms without peristomal discolouration.1 Being able to assess non-visual symptoms is another step to help prevent PSCs.

The newly revised ostomy skin tool, OST 2.0 features a patient-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaire which enables you to evaluate non-visual symptoms such as pain, itching and burning during patient consultations.

The OST 2.0 note pad guide comprises the PRO questionnaire, note-taking pad with space to illustrate any discoloured areas around the stoma and a decision tree model to assess the level of severity.

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1. Martins, L. et al., The Ostomy Skin Tool 2.0: a new instrument for assessing peristomal skin changes, BJN, 2022, Vol 31, No 8

Peristomal Skin Complications Risk Factor Model

Leakage and PSC are the most common issues among people living with a stoma, with 77% having experienced leakage within the last month and 88% having experienced skin complications at some time.1 The PSC Risk Factor Model was developed to help healthcare professionals better meet individual needs – it should be used as a tool for assessing patients’ specific needs in daily practice. By managing these risks and initiating the appropriate intervention, it’s possible to prevent the physical burden of peristomal skin complications (PSC) and improve life for people living with a stoma.

Learn more about the Risk Factor model and share it with your patients and colleagues:

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1. Ostomy Life Study 2019, Consumer survey, Coloplast, Data on file, PM-10499.

Easy to follow stoma care guidelines for babies & kids

There’s a lot to remember when practicing stoma care – especially for babies and children. Below are two single-page documents, to guide you through the key aspects of best practice in paediatric stoma care, covering; basic stoma care, assessment of the peristomal skin and stoma, cleansing the peristomal skin, selecting and applying the right product, wear-time and discharge guidance. Both are available for you to read and download.


Babies (neonates)



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Help your patients learn appropriate stoma care routines for applying and removing their baseplate to keep their skin healthy.

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Coloplast Care is a support program for people with a stoma, which offers them a helping hand along with advice and inspiration for their daily life.

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As a healthcare professional you can register your patient with Coloplast Care and ensure they get a good start on their journey with Coloplast products. 

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Support your patient's understanding of their ostomy, before or after surgery, with these short and easy to understand animations.

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