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The WOCN Society is considered the premier provider in educating the field on wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) patient care. The content for all education is developed by a group of volunteers devoted to sharing their vast knowledge and expertise. The WOCN Society support members by providing educational and learning tools to help advance your practice and assist in the delivery of expert health care.

WOCN Annual Conference – Continuing education sessions will provide you with the opportunity to learn from top clinical experts, addressing health care problems relating to all patient populations and practice settings.

The Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN) – The bimonthly publication is the official journal of the WOCN Society and a leading resource on WOC research and practice issues. Membership includes online access for searching archived materials, related publications, resources and more.

WOC Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice – WOC nursing was recently recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA) as a specialty. To earn this distinction, the WOCN Society developed a full scope and standards document. The WOC Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice is essential to anyone practicing in the field. The information can be used to familiarize WOC nurses with where the profession came from, its current expectations and where it is evolving. Knowledge is power and that is precisely what these volumes provide---knowledge to begin dialogue with administrators, professors, politicians, patients and others to ensure that all decisions regarding WOC nurses come from a well-informed place.

Evidence-Based Wound Care Guidelines – The four evidence-based guidelines are detailed and comprehensive guidelines that are essential resources for health professionals, who specialize in, direct or provide wound care. The four guidelines available are:
  1. Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Arterial Disease
  2. Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers
  3. Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Neuropathic Disease
  4. Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease

Continuing Education Center (CEC) - The Continuing Education Center provides you the opportunity to obtain contact hours online. Members receive a discount on all courses and some are offered for free.

Portable Instructional Education (PIE) – PIE is an organized collection of the WOCN Society's educational tools aimed to assist practitioners in the acute care home health care field to: train staff, provide quick assessment tools, print patient care documents, and learn the best techniques for care of patients with WOC needs.

Best Practice Documents – The WOCN Society offers best practice documents focusing on WOC care for both the clinician and patients. Additional documents are available free to members.

Image Library (Member's Only) – Contains an assortment of images related to the care of wound, ostomy and incontinence patients and provides the opportunity to search images, learn more about the image, and download for professional purposes.

Fact Sheets – Covering a wide range of topics, the WOCN fact sheets provide both clinical and professional practice information. The information in these fact sheets will help you in your professional career and in the direction, coordination and evaluation of patient care.

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Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
The WOCN Society was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.
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