Today begins Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week which runs April 11to 17 this year and brings a focus to WOC nurses who care for patients with a wide range of wounds and conditions.

Sponsored by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN),  this week promotes the work WOC nurses do in their daily interactions with patients and as policy influencers on a local, national, and global scale. As nurses who care for those with incontinence (fecal or urinary), ostomies, or wounds that are non-healing, WOC nurses must rely on their ability to think critically, pivot when things change unexpectedly, and remain committed to lifelong learning for the best patient outcomes and the greatest career satisfaction.

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