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Alberta Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Summit Meeting Proceedings

On October 5, 2023, over 100 patients, health care administration, government and academic decision makers, senior nurses from acute care, community and continuing care, Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOCs), and industry came together to address the access to specialized wound, ostomy, and continence care in Alberta beginning with these objectives:

  1. Update partners on best practices in wound, ostomy and continence within Alberta.

  2. Evaluate a patients’ experience living with an ostomy and provincial impact.

  3. Determine the economic burden for people living with anostomy through the review of the ostomy impact study.

  4. Provide information on the value of a wound, ostomy and continence tri-specialty to support patient-centred improvements.

  5. Discuss how to provide better access to specialized wound, ostomy and continence care in the province of Alberta by supporting health care teams and Indigenous Communities.

We invite you to access the meeting proceedings and to share this report with your colleagues.

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Emily Adamson
Emily Adamson

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