The New England Region
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing Society
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October 22-24 2014
Coco Keys/Doubletree Danvers, MA
Dear NER members,
The By Laws have passed. We had a 25% response to the voting which is an excellent return. The NER Board would like to thank the members who worked hard to update our By Laws and propose the suggested changes. The NER Board would also like to thank all the members who took the time to vote. We appreciate your participation in the business of your region.
The Board would like to take the time to wish you all a Happy New Year.
The Fall 2012 Newletter is now available in the News Section
Pictured above is a group of CT WOC nurses helped to raise over 2000$ for the Youth Rally with a raffle at fall conference.
The New England Region Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (New England Region WOCN) is an association of WOC/ET Nurses, a division of the National Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse's Society (WOCN).
Our purpose is to organize and sponsor educational opportunities, support leadership and professional development, encourage evidenced based nursing practice and advocates for the delivery of quality health care to all individuals with a wound, ostomy or continence related issue.
About WOC Nursing:
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses practice in a variety of settings, and offer a tremendous amount of technical assistance, comfort and support to patients and their families. They are trained to address the physical, emotional and social issues of patients with ostomies, stomas, acute and chronic wounds, and urinary and fecal incontinence.
The main duties of a Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurse include:
- Dressing wounds.
- Assisting patients with urinary and fecal incontinence.
- Supporting patients with ostomy bags and other methods of
artificial waste elimination.
- Educating patients and their families on how best to manage
a new ostomy.
Whether you specialize in wounds, ostomies or incontinence, all three practice areas offer opportunity for professional growth as well as opportunity to play a pivotal role in the guidance of optimal patient care.
Please browse our website to learn more!