Iowa Affiliate of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society
Annual WOCN Iowa
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5291 Stoney Creek Court
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Debridement in the HeARTland”
Presented by the Iowa Affiliate of the WOCN Society
JoAnn Ermer-Seltun MS. RN, FNP, CWOCN, CFCN & Sue Bruch MSN, RN, ARNP ACNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN
Thursday, September 15th
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The WOCN Society is a professional nursing society, which supports its members by promoting educational, clinical and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence.
To advance the practice of wound, ostomy and continence nursing.
Integrity: Demonstrated by uncompromised dedication to being a trusted, unbiased and credible source of evidence-based information and expertise.
Leadership: Demonstrated by being stewards of excellence with a common passion for mutual respect, shared experience and life-long learning.
Knowledge: Demonstrated by continuing commitment to education and research to generate and disseminate knowledge that improves patient outcomes.
Advocacy: The WOCN Society will the authoritative voice promoting awareness among the public, policy makers and the healthcare community about the prevention and management of WOC disorders.
Education: The WOCN Society will be the leader in comprehensive, innovative WOC education that promotes safe and effective prevention and management of WOC disorders.
Research: The WOCN Society will be the driving force in promoting research to enhance WOC clinical practice.
Volunteer Engagement: The WOCN Society will be a thriving organization of diverse WOC nursing leaders.
Role of WOC Nurse
Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence.