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What unique expertise do WOC nurses bring to health care?


WOC nurses lead performance improvement projects that successfully reduce the percentage of patients who develop pressure ulcers and adverse events related to wound complications. They are committed to cost-effective, evidence-based, appropriate health care solutions. Their ability to provide optimal patient care and reduce costs at the same time is achieved through:

  • Program development and implementation
  • Implementation of programs toward litigation reduction
  • Expert witnessing and expert chart review
  • Education, writing, strategic planning or consultation about advanced therapies
  • Review and consultation of facility product formularies and equipment use
  • Telehealth development
  • Resource team development
  • Performance improvement in prevalence and incidence process through data tracking and analysis
  • Comprehensive patient management plans that have a dual focus on complication prevention and disease state management
  • Appropriate resource allocation and individualized patient care is emphasized to optimize outcomes
  • Guidelines for caregivers and education to ensure outcome-focused patient care in all care delivery settings.
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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 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.

    The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.