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NSWOC Week 2024: April 15 to April 19, 2024

"NSWOC-powered wound, ostomy and continence: the sign of expertise and quality in Canadian healthcare."


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The theme for this year's NSWOC Week is "NSWOC-powered wound, ostomy and continence: the sign of expertise and quality in Canadian healthcare." This theme underscores the pivotal role Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (NSWOCs) play in delivering expertise and quality care to patients facing challenges related to wound, ostomy, and continence issues.


This week serves as a dedicated time to celebrate the remarkable contributions of NSWOCs to our Canadian healthcare system.


Wound, ostomy, and continence challenges are pervasive across all healthcare settings in Canada. These conditions not only impact patients' quality of life but also pose significant financial strains on our healthcare system. However, NSWOCs are a sign of expertise and quality in addressing these challenges effectively and efficiently.


NSWOCs are registered nurses with specialized training in designing and implementing meticulous, evidence-informed care plans for patients with wound, ostomy, and continence issues. Their tri-specialization equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to lead interdisciplinary healthcare teams, promote evidence-based practices, and guide cost-efficient care decisions.


One of the key strengths of NSWOCs lies in their ability to educate patients and their families, empowering them to actively participate in their care journey. By fostering self-engagement and informed decision-making, NSWOCs not only improve patient outcomes but also promote long-term wellness and independence.


Moreover, NSWOCs are at the forefront of research and policy development in wound, ostomy, and continence care. Their contributions to national and provincial best practice guidelines drive forward evidence-based practices, ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of care possible.


NSWOCs are not just healthcare providers; they are dedicated patient advocates, ensuring that each individual receives personalized, compassionate care tailored to their unique needs. Their commitment to building trust and fostering strong patient-provider relationships is truly commendable, especially considering the sensitive nature of the conditions they manage.


As we celebrate NSWOC Week 2024, let us take a moment to express our gratitude to these heroes of healthcare. Their expertise, dedication, and high-quality care make a profound difference in the lives of countless patients across the country. Together, we recognize and honour the invaluable contributions of Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy, and Continence to our Canadian healthcare system.


Thank you to all NSWOCs for your unwavering commitment to excellence in wound, ostomy, and continence care. Your tireless efforts truly embody the spirit of expertise and quality in Canadian healthcare.


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The NSWOC Power of 3

Many points are drawn from the Power of 3 campaign, which also has its own presentation file, social media assets, white paper, and more! To view the Power of 3, please click the button below.


 

Activities during NSWOC Week 2024





 

Recognize NSWOCs

Want to share an interesting story, project or initiative, or recognize an NSWOC colleague? Submit the form below and we can include it in a featured section on the NSWOCC website and/or in an upcoming newsletter! We would be happy to hear any events, projects, or initiatives you or a colleague are working on. We will make sure to feature it on social media and our website during NSWOC Week.


Join the campaign: Submit your photo

Be a part of our NSWOC Week campaign posts by sharing a photo of yourself and your colleagues in NSWOC gear - a lab coat, “We Will WOC You” T-Shirts, with an NSWOC mug, or any other gear you have!


Share how you are celebrating NSWOC Week using #NSWOCPowered

Leading up to NSWOC Week, and during the week, make sure to use the hashtag #NSWOCPowered so we can follow and re-share how you’re celebrating on social media!


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