It is a goal of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses SocietyTM (WOCN®) to continuously improve the educational content of the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA®) and Ostomy Care Associate (OCA®) Programs as well as the resources available to all WOCN members. Additionally, it is a goal of WOCN to work at continuous improvement in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As such, we’d like to extend an invitation to our WOC nurse colleagues to submit photographs of wounds and ostomies, specifically representing individuals of diverse skin tone. We would also invite you to submit photos related to continence-related issues, also in diverse skin tones. A wide variety of photograph examples serve to improve the education of our members and other healthcare providers by ensuring competency in wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) assessment for all individuals. In this way, the care of all individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs can be improved.
We encourage you to submit photographs by clicking the button below.
You must obtain the appropriate patient consent prior to submitting the photograph(s). We strongly recommend that you consult with your privacy and/or compliance department to ensure appropriate consent criteria is completed before submitting the photograph(s).
Thank you for the work you dedicate each day to the care of individuals with WOC care needs.