As healthcare spending in Canada continues to climb, pressure on healthcare administrators to deliver cost-efficient care is intensifying—and policymakers are ever-more focused on ensuring quality and system sustainability. Wound, ostomy and continence challenges are common across all Canadian healthcare settings—and their management places a financial burden on the healthcare system. Registered Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOCs) can help alleviate the financial strain facing administrators and policymakers through the provision of higher quality care, reduced costs and improved outcomes for patients.
Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOCs) are registered nurses trained specifically to design and implement meticulous, evidence-informed care plans for patients with wound, ostomy and continence challenges. NSWOCs contribute to care effectiveness and cost-efficiency through:
The combination of these practices leads to higher-quality care, lower costs and better outcomes for patients.
Registering as an NSWOCC Member gives you discounts on the annual national NSWOCC conference & the JWOCN, 3 issues of the NSWOCC Official Journal The Link, access to the NSWOCC Members discussion forum to share best practice with colleagues, participation in the “Find an NSWOC Program, access to NSWOCC E Blasts of the latest information, leadership opportunities and more…………..Read More
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I graduated from the Wound, Ostomy and Continence WOC-EP program in 2015 and this competency based program has helped me in my role as a Tissue Viability Nurse in the U.K.. As a Canadian NSWOC working abroad, my NSWOCC Membership not only provides me with information on current best practice, it helps me stay connected with Canadian colleagues and has assisted me in obtaining international information on skin tears through ISTAP.Julia Harris, RN, BN, NSWOC