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.
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.
This document provides a definition and description of several common pediatric ostomy complications along with suggestions for interventions and treatment.
The WOCN Society is committed to disseminating current and new knowledge of wound, ostomy and continence diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Please let us know what your education preferences are by completing the Educational Needs Assessment Survey, which aims to identify WOC-related learning needs. This will allow the Society to develop and refine education that will meet the identified needs of WOC nurses.
Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions about educational opportunities that the Society could offer to benefit you. All responses are anonymous. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
If you have any questions, please contact the WOCN Society national office at 888-224-9626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joint Conference Sessions Available
If you could not attend the 2016 WOCN Society & CAET Joint Conference or if you attended but missed a session or two, you can now purchase conference sessions!
Meet Rose Murphree, one of the newest additions to the Society's Board Of Directors. Rose is currently the director of the Emory University Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Center and is also an assistant professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Rose has spent more than 30 summers as camp nurse with the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Camp Walk N' Roll, but did you know these fun facts about her?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite tv show?
Big Bang Theory
What is your favorite movie?
Overboard. I also love all Marvel superhero movies.
What is your favorite season?
Spring because the trees become green and the flowers start to bloom.
Do you have any pets? What are their names?
I have 4 dogs:
- A Great Dane named Ansleigh
- A chocolate Lab mix named Kerian
- An Affenpinscher named Lucky
- A teacup Chihuahua named Cinny (short for Cinnamon)
What is your drink of choice?
Where is your favorite place to eat?
Any place that is local to the area - I don't like eating at chain restaurants.
How do you spend your weekends? What are your hobbies?
On the weekends I catch up on missed shows, spend time with family and friends.
My hobbies are putting together jigsaw puzzles, making jewelry and reading.
Who is your favorite author?
Who is your role model and why?
My mom because she is independent and still going strong at 80. We bought her a bike for her 75th birthday and she's still riding it for 45 minutes per day!
What is something on your Bucket List?
Visit all of the National Parks.
What celebrity would you like to have dinner with?
What advice do you have for nurses just starting their careers?
Enjoy what you do! It's the best career choice you could ever make. There are lots of opportunities as a nurse.
What is your favorite part about being a WOC nurse?