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.
NOW AVAILABLE: Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers (Injuries)
The wait is finally over! The update to the 2010 Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers is now available for purchase. WOCN® members will receive a discounted price through the Members-only Bookstore.
The WOCN Society is committed to developing evidence-based guidelines by applying state-of-the-science methods. To remain current, the WOCN Society's Guidelines Task Force embarked on a two-year long operation to update the 2010 Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers.
The updated document includes a summary of recommendations and an overview of the definition, background, significance, etiology, prevalence and incidence, classification system, as well as medical device-related pressure ulcers.
The updated guideline also includes information for overall management goals, assessment and treatment strategies, preventative interventions and a robust glossary. Within the appendices are the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel's (NPUAP) new pressure injury stages and illustrations (in color), along with multiple tools for managing pressure ulcers, including the WOCN Society's evidence- and consensus-based Support Surface Algorithm.
If you want to improve your leadership, critical thinking, creative and teamwork skills all while earning professional growth points, then become a volunteer to work on special projects for the WOCN Society.
Content Validation Project
Review best practice documents before they're released.
Earn PGP points through the WOCNCB.
Peer Review Project
Review new publications before they're released.
Earn PGP points through the WOCNCB.
Pilot Testing Project
Review new Continuing Education Center courses before they're released.
Earn free continuing education contact hours.
Forum Monitor Poject
Monitor the members-only forum to assist users with questions and concerns, offer your professional advice and make connections with other WOC nurses.
Special Project Task Force
Work on various projects throughout the year that shape the Society's outcomes.
WOCN members will soon receive a hard copy of the new WoundSource guide. WoundSource contains over 200 company listings and 1600 product listings, complete with descriptions, reimbursement codes, packaging information, comparative features, references and other relevant product details. Look for the guide in your mailbox in the coming weeks.
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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 Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.