The New England Region of the
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society
welcomes you to our website!
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November 6-7, 2015
Newport Marriott, Newport RI
The New England Region of the 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!