Nurses who care for patients with wounds, ostomies and incontinence are not all the same. Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses are specialists.
Like a precious gem, the WOC nurse brings unparalleled quality and value to a patient and multidisciplinary team.
During Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week, April 8-14, 2012
the WOCN Society will recognize WOC nurses for the services they provide to millions of patients who suffer from non-healing wounds, ostomies, and urinary and fecal incontinence. The Society believes that the right choice to care for patients with wound, ostomy and continence needs are nurses educated by WOCN Society-accredited Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Education Programs (WOCNEP) and/or certified through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB). WOC nurses are highly prepared expert clinicians who serve in a variety of roles including educator, consultant, researcher and administrator to enhance and facilitate care for patients.
The goal of 2012 WOC Nurse Week is to spread the word and educate others that not all nurses are the same when it comes to the delivery of wound, ostomy and continence care.
Recognize the difference. WOC Nurse Week Brochure: Recognize the Difference
Initiated by the WOCN Society's Marketing Committee, this brochure provides an overview of the purpose, preparation (education and certification) and practice that makes WOC nurses the right choice. It also provides information about the certification process and credentials available from the WOCNCB and describes the eligibility criteria. Download 2012 WOC Nurse Week Brochure: Recognize the Difference [PDF] WOC Nurse Week Poster
Society is pleased to offer members a poster celebrating 2012 WOC Nurse Week. We hope you will hang this poster prominently and proudly to show you have a special week devoted to your field and the work you do. Download 2012 WOC Nurse Week Poster [PDF]WOC Nurse Week Image
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