The New England Region
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing Society
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October 22-24 2014
Coco Keys/Doubletree Danvers, MA
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 support our members by organizing and sponsoring educational opportunities and promoting leadership, research and professional development with commitment to evidenced based nursing practice. We advocate for the delivery of expert 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 patient, their families, and other members of the healthcare team. 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:
- Healing wounds
- Improving quality of life for people with urinary and fecal incontinence.
- Supporting patients with ostomies and other methods of artificial waste elimination
- Educating patients, families and the healthcare team on complex wound and skin care, prevention, and ostomy managment
- Serving as clinical experts and leaders related to WOC patient care in a variety of settings
Whether you specialize in wounds, ostomies or incontinence, all three practice areas offer opportunities for professional growth as well as opportunities to play a pivotal role in the guidance of optimal patient care.
Please browse our website to learn more!