Bonus Episode 5 Convexity: Where Did It Come From and Where Are We Now?


During this special bonus WOCTalk episode, we sit down with Jan Colwell to speak about the popular topic of convexity. Jan has practiced as a WOC nurse for 40 years at the University of Chicago Medicine and is currently the advanced practice nurse in the outpatient ostomy clinic. She is a Past President of the WOCN Society and Friends of Ostomates Worldwide USA, is the co-section editor of the ostomy section of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing and has edited several text books on ostomy care.

In this episode, Jan speaks to us about the content from a recent WOCN Society webinar, Convexity: Where Did it Come From and Where Are We Now?, which provided a historical perspective on the use of convexity in the management of a patient with a stoma and examined different types of convexities. Listen in to learn about the past, present and future of convexity.

This podcast and the webinar were supported by an educational grant from ConvaTec. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products or services.

To view a free recording of the webinar Convexity: Where Did it Come From and Where Are We Now?, visit the webcasts section of the WOCN Society’s Continuing Education Center.

Click here to view the JWOCN article mentioned in this episode: Use of Convexity in Ostomy Care: Results of an International Consensus Meeting.

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