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The WOCN Society is considered the premier provider of education in wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) care. The WOCN Society support members by providing educational and learning tools to advance practice and assist in the delivery of expert health care.

WOCN Annual Conference – Continuing education sessions provided by top clinical experts, relating to all patient populations and practice settings.

The Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN) – The bimonthly publication of the WOCN Society is 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 is recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA) as a specialty. The WOCN Society has developed a full scope and standards document which is essential to anyone practicing in the field. This document provides 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 – 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) - Provides you the opportunity to obtain contact hours online. Members receive a discount on all courses and some are offered for free.

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 wound, ostomy and incontinence images 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 aid in the direction, coordination and evaluation of patient care.

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The WOCN® Society is professionally managed by Association Headquarters, a charter accredited association management company.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 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.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.