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WOCN

an abbreviation for Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses. See Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society.
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With input from the field nurse, who collects the information and performs the measurements, the WOCN enters data corresponding to the 13 parameters of the AHCPR-approved Bates Jensen Wound Assessment Tool (BWAT).
3M sponsored the competitive award to recognize and promote health care facilities and their WOCN Society members who have implemented a patient care regimen resulting in improved skin integrity, or the maintenance of patients' skin health as it undergoes treatment in a health care facility or system.
AUA and WOCN Society joint position statement on the value of preoperative stoma marking for patients undergoing creation of an incontinent urostomy.
Other key evidence-based recommendations in the literature include limiting the use of disposable briefs and avoiding cloth products (ICSI, 2014; WOCN, 2010, 2011).
Usually, the applicant who applies to attend a WOCN accredited program is a nurse with several years of various clinical experience who decides to specialize.
Guideline for prevention and management of pressure ulcers: 2 WOCN clinical practice guideline series.
The current NPUAP and WOCN guidelines reflect a turning schedule of every two hours, or more often if residents are at high risk for developing pressure ulcers.
She soon found herself helping ostomy patients within the community and was asked by Washoe Hospital to work (9+ years) as an ostomy consultant to manage ostomy patients and educate staff in ostomy care within the facility until a full time WOCN was hired.
2008 5th International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communication Network WOCN 2008 (Surabaya).
Manworren, MS, RN, WOCN, is Pain Management Clinical Nurse Specialist, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX.
Microcyn NPWT Solution to Be Showcased at Both the New Cardiovascular Horizons Conference in New Orleans June 1-5 and the WOCN Conference in Phoenix June 12-16
Preoperative stoma siting allows the WOCN to identify a suitable ostomy location while the patient is awake in street clothing (American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, 2007; Readding, 2005; Turnbull et al.