The goal of this fact sheet is to provide
information about how wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses can
significantly impact the quality of care and improve patient outcomes for
facilities/agencies that provide palliative/hospice care. WOC nurses are highly
educated experts, who can provide evidence-based care and management for
palliative/hospice care patients with wound, ostomy or continence needs. WOC nurses
serve as great resources for staff, patients/caregivers, the interdisciplinary
care team, and the community. This document describes the benefits, role and
functions of WOC nurses in palliative/hospice care programs.
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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 with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
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