WOCN Patient Guides
The WOCN Society developed the following guides for patients with wounds, ostomies and urinary incontinence. Each of the patient guides are available for purchase in quantity through the online WOCN Bookstore
or ask your WOC care provider if they have one for your use!
Each of the patient guide titles are linked to the WOCN Bookstore for your convenience if you wish to purchase any of them.
This booklet features 19 questions and answers. Topics include changing the pouch, care of the skin and equipment, as well as tips on a variety of products. Not all patients who have ostomy surgery have a WOC nurse to take care of them. This brochure will help patients with a new ostomy and will also be a resource for health care providers who work with patients with ostomies.
This handout provides a patient with the simple facts about convex pouching systems. It includes a glossary and describes what a convex pouching system is, what it is used for, when it is used, and provides a list of the different types of convex products available.
This guide gives patients an overview of medical conditions that can cause loss of bladder control. This resource offers the symptoms for each medical condition and possible solutions to manage urinary incontinence.
This document explores the actual science of ankle-brachial index measurements and in composing best practice documents useful to experienced WOC nurses, newer WOC nurses, other health care practitioners and patients. They have been designed to be displayed and used in vascular laboratories or clinician offices from acute to long term and home health care. The patient guide covers topics like the purpose of an ABI, the way the test is administered and what to expect in the course of the test.