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Welcome to Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC)

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NSWOCC 40th National Conference

Save the date for our 2021 Virtual National Conference!

Plugged In & Charged Up: eWOC Educational Summit

Call for Nominations: OPEN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS FOR 2021

The Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence Canada (NSWOCC) Board of Directors has the following elected Director positions open:

  • Regional Director – BC & Yukon
  • Regional Director – Prairies/NWT/Nunavut

The following NSWOCC Board Director and Officer positions are open:

  • Treasurer

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: JANUARY 10, 2021

Education Programs

All our educational programs for students are run through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute (WOC-Institute). Our tri-specialty is unique, and we strive to improve the lives of those patients cared for by wound, ostomy and continence nurses as well as support those healthcare professionals who have chosen this dynamic and evolving field through providing comprehensive education and skills-based training to improve their practices. We offer various online programs to allow nurses to improve their skills and understanding of wound, ostomy and continence, from a distance. Advanced programs (WOC-EP and SWAN) include clinical preceptorships. Group pricing is available upon request.

Clean Intermittent Urethral Catheterization in Adults Canadian BPR

Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) had the honour of working with the Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors (CNCA), Urology Nurses Canada (UNC) and Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC Canada) in order to develop : “Clean Intermittent Urethral Catheterization in Adults – Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Nurses”.

The Power of 3

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. 

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. 

ABOUT NSWOCC

Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) is a not-for-profit association for over 500 nurses specializing in the nursing care of patients with challenges in wound, ostomy and continence.

NSWOCC acts in the public interest for Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence to give national leadership in wound, ostomy and continence promoting high standards for NSWOC practice, education, research and administration to achieve quality specialized nursing care.

NSWOCC speaks for Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence and gives Registered Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence a strong national association through which they can support each other and speak with a powerful, unified voice. NSWOCC is working towards taking an active role in legislative policy which could influence the health care decisions that affect NSWOC professionals every day.

GET THE CAET NSWOC POSITION STATEMENT

WHAT IS AN NSWOC?

A Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) is a registered nurse with advanced and specialized knowledge and clinical skills in wound, ostomy and continence care who has graduated from a World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) recognized education program.

Recognized as Nurses who have specialized training in wound, ostomy and continence by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence are the ONLY nursing specialty with CNA certification in wound, ostomy and continence care (WOCC(C)). From acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics, community, long term care and in independent practice, an NSWOC provides specialized holistic assessment and management as an interprofessional team member to meet the needs of individuals/families with ostomies, acute and chronic wounds and urinary and fecal continence problems.

Learn more about an NSWOC nurse here!

Become an NSWOC!

The Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute’s Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Program (WOC-EP) provides baccalaureate-prepared Registered Nurses with post graduate education and preparation for Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in the wound, ostomy and continence tri-specialty with a focus on quality clinical and cost outcomes.