The WOCN Society is a professional nursing society, which supports its members by promoting educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and continence concerns.
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.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
WOC Nurse Awarded the National Magnet Nurse of the Year for Empirical Outcomes
WOCN Society Member June Amling, MSN, RN, CNS, CWON, CCRN, has been named a 2015 National Magnet Nurse of the Year by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in the category of Empirical Outcomes. June has more than 25 years of experience working with Children's National Health System and was granted this honor due to her hard work and dedication to the field of pediatric wound care. Read more
Year in Review: MARSI Education
One of the Society's 2015 goals was ensuring that WOC nurses have a thorough understanding of medical adhesive related skin injury (MARSI). Through a partnership with 3M Health Care, the Society released a three-part educational webinar series, which can now be accessed freely below:
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Pediatric Ostomy Complications: Best Practice for Clinicians - Sneak Peek
The update to the Pediatric Trouble-shooting Section of the Pediatric Ostomy Care: Best Practice for Clinicians is expected to be available by the end of the year. Preview the Introduction and Purpose before it is released:
Pediatric ostomy care poses many unique challenges to parents, caregivers, and wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses who do not have regular contact with the pediatric ostomy population. This document was originally developed by the WOCN Clinical Practice Pediatric Subcommittee as a trouble-shooting guide to address common clinical issues encountered when caring for an infant or child with an ostomy.
The purpose of this updated document is to facilitate the identification and treatment of common stomal, peristomal, ostomy-related, and pouching complications to enhance the WOC nurse's ability to provide competent care for infants and children with ostomies that includes parental and caregiver involvement.
Be on the lookout for this updated document and view more WOCN publications in the WOCN Document Library!
Abstract Deadline Fast Approaching
Don't forget to submit your abstract for the 2016 WOCN Society & CAET Joint Conference. Now is your chance to share your research with WOC nurses from around the world. The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 4, at noon EST.
Core Curriculum Textbooks Bundle Now Available
The WOCN Society is now offering you the option to bundle and save on your textbooks! Order the bundled package to receive all three texts in the Core Curriculum for one low price. Be sure to get yours today!
The WOCN Society has created a video series designed to help you get the most out of our website. The series features a variety of videos, including: how to access and post on the WOCN forums; managing your profile; and many more.