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New Clinical Guideline and Important Deadlines

Thursday, September 21, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Carroll
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Ostomate Bill of Rights
The United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) adopted the revised Ostomy and Continent Diversion Patient Bill of Rights to
identity the needs and expectations for people who are currently living with an ostomy or continent diversion.

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About the WOCN Society

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 

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited with distinction 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.
NEW Fecal and Urinary Ostomy Guideline

The purpose of this guideline is to provide clinicians with current available research and/or expert opinion in areas where research is lacking to promote best practice in ostomy care and management.

You can purchase the print version of this guideline through the Bookstore.

Get online access to this guideline, plus all of the Society's evidence-based guidelines, through the WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline Series for a one time purchase.

Register for the final Partners in Prevention: Culture of Safety webinar, Designing Solutions for Creating a Culture of Safety for the Patient and the Nurse, that will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET.
  • Identify ergonomic risk factors for work-related patient handling injuries, and strategies to develop an interprofessional program that addresses early mobility/safe patient handling/pressure injury prevention and falls prevention.
  • Describe safe patient handling strategies that reduce the intensity and duration of pressure and shear on the skin and soft tissue for bedridden and early ambulating patients.
Share Your Expertise
Call for Abstracts:
Share your research innovations at the 50th Annual Conference. Learn about presenting an ePoster and submit an abstract by Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 11 am ET.

Call for Member Spotlight Sessions:
Present your expertise as a WOC nurse during a concurrent Member Spotlight session at the 50th Annual Conference.
Submit a 300-word proposal on a topic that addresses the needs of WOC nurses and allied health professionals by Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 11 am ET.
Tool for Peristomal Skin Complications
The Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide is an easy-to-use, online tool that helps clinicians assess ostomy patients with peristomal skin complications and provide recommendations when a certified WOC nurse may not be available.

Access the Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide online with a smartphone, tablet, computer at, and be sure to share this tool with clinicians and leadership at your facility or agency.
Nursing Edition of The Phoenix Magazine
Enjoy this complimentary nursing edition of The Phoenix, the official magazine of UOAA.

Don't miss these articles written by WOC nurses:
  • Managing an Ostomy with a Disability
    Anita Prinz, MSN, RN, CWOCN
  • The Retracted Stoma
    Nancy Brown, BSN, RN, CWOCN
  • Karaya's Healing Power
    Anita Prinz, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Free Webinar Offered by HPNA
HPNA in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement - The Conversation Project, is offering a free webinar, "Championing End-of-Life Conversations: The Conversation Project," on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at 3:30 pm ET. This webinar will highlight resources for both individuals and clinicians to have conversations about end-of-life care wishes. This webinar is approved for 1.0 CE.

  • Describe the origins of The Conversation Project and the need for individuals to have conversations about their end-of- life care wishes.
  • Identify the resources available to help patients and families have the conversation.
  • Recognize some of the frequent issues that arise for individuals whenthey have these conversations.
Register online. Registration is open to the first 1,000 registrants.

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

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