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A Brand New Clinical Tool from the WOCN Society

Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristin Petty
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Introducing the
Body Worn Absorbent Product Guide
Despite recent advances in multiple areas of continence management including pharmacotherapy, surgery, physiotherapy, and neuromodulation, evidence suggests that use of incontinence products remains the most prevalent strategy among adults with urinary or fecal incontinence. To address this gap, the WOCN Society developed an evidence- and consensus-based algorithm — The Body Worn Absorbent Product Guide. 

This new clinical tool is an evidence- and consensus-based algorithm for selection, use, and evaluation of body worn absorbent products for the management of individuals with urinary and/or fecal incontinence. This algorithm will help to fill the gap in resources available for first-line and WOC specialty practice nurses guiding optimal use of these products.
Additional Resources Available
Listen to the WOCTalk podcast episode," A Decision Support Algorithm for Body Worn Absorbent Products (BWAP)". On this episode, we sit down with Mikel Gray, PhD, RN, PNP, FNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN to discuss BWAPs, the WOCN Society’s Consensus Conference on BWAPs and the Society’s newest decision-making tool, the Body Worn Absorbent Product Guide.
To learn more about the development of this new tool, we invite you to read the article, "Assessment, Selection, Use, and Evaluation of Body Worn Absorbent Products for Adults With Incontinence: A WOCN Society Consensus Conference” , published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN): May/June 2018 - Volume 45 - Issue 3 -
p 243–264.
Interested in learning more about the WOCN Society's newest clinical tool and how to use this tool in your practice? Consider taking a look at the following courses available for FREE in the WOCN Society's  Continuing Education Center :


The Body Worn Absorbent Product Guide was funded through an educational grant from Domtar.

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