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NSWOCC 41st National Conference

“Still Online & Feeling Fine!”: Case-Based Learning in a Virtual World 
May 25-28, 2022
  • Enhance your wound, ostomy, and continence knowledge as experts apply theory to clinical case study presentations

  • Keep up to date with the latest policies, guidelines, and best practice recommendations

  • Be among the first to learn about new innovations at our Industry and Science Day

  • Meet our international speakers to share global best practice

  • Let your voice be heard at the virtual NSWOCC Annual Members Meeting

  • Join the NSWOCC family at the National Networking Event and get connected!

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About NSWOCC

 

Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) is a registered charity and membership-based association for over 500 nurses specialized in the care of patients with challenges in wound, ostomy and continence and over 700  members overall.

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.

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Who Are NSWOCs?

 

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.