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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
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
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.
Your Voice Matters
We are very excited about the candidates for the 2016 WOCN Society National Election! This important election will determine the Secretary, Treasurer, two Directors-at-Large and two Nominating Committee members.
We asked each candidate what they consider the most pressing issue in health care that impacts WOC nursing. Check out some of their responses:
"The bundle payment within health care. Understanding these bundles to be able to define the resources that are available to the WOC nurse, how to use these resources to continue to be able to deliver excellent care to the patient's we serve."
"Healthcare quality and outcomes are increasingly affecting every setting that WOC nurses serve. Changes are continuously being made that effect reimbursement and how services are delivered."
"Funding for our patient's needs has always been an issue. Our patients have the basic rights for access to supplies and appropriate caregivers. WOC Nurses have the knowledge, skills, empathy and training to provide the proper care for our patients."
You can view each candidates full profile, including the answers to this question and more, here.
Voting will end on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET
. Your vote, once recorded, is irrevocable in the online voting system. If you are eligible to vote but did not receive an email on March 9, 2016 with your voter ID number, please let us know
Share Your Excitement
The 2016 Joint Conference is quickly approaching and we hope you are getting excited! We want you to share your excitement leading up to and during the conference, so we've created a hashtag to keep all conference related posts and tweets in one place!
Whenever you post about the 2016 Joint Conference on social media be sure to use #WOCNCAET16 to join the conversation! Plus, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Joint Conference information.
Pressure Ulcer Evaluation: Clinical Resource Guide
The purpose of this clinical resource guide is to facilitate the evaluation and documentation of pressure ulcers in a variety of clinical practice settings. It is intended for use by all levels of healthcare practitioners. The focus of the document is on the evaluation of the pressure ulcer.
Table 1 of this document provides an overview of key parameters to assess and factors to consider in the evaluation of pressure ulcers including: location, shape, dimensions, tissue type(s), wound edges, periwound skin, exudate, odor, wound pain, bacterial burden/infection, onset/course/duration, and pressure ulcer classification. Other factors to consider for assessment of pressure ulcers in selected special groups (i.e., pediatric, geriatric, surgical patients) are provided in Table 2.
To access this members only document please ensure that you are logged in to wocn.org
and then click here
Bundle and Save
Did you know that you can bundle and save on your textbooks? Order the bundled package to receive all three texts in the Core Curriculum for one low price.
The Core Curriculum textbooks can be purchased through lww.com. Be sure to get yours today!
Is the WTA Program for You?
The WOCN Society developed the Wound Treatment Associate Program to meet the growing need for skilled wound care providers in all care settings, including the military, and to enhance nurses' ability to provide optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds as members of a collaborative wound care team. If you are a non-WOC certified nurse or wound care provider, then the WTA Program
is for you!
If you are a WOC nurse who would like to bring the WTA Program to your health care setting, please click here
for more information.
Social Media Highlights
Do you follow the WOCN Society on social media? Not only is it the best place to stay updated on WOCN news, but we also share relevant articles and stories that are of direct interest to WOC nurses. Check out some of the recent stories we have shared!