Thank you for a great conference!
Hello New England WOC Nurse
As I look out my window enjoying my morning coffee, I reflect back to a couple weekends ago when most of us were all together for the first time in couple years. We were enjoying each other’s company, listening to fabulous speakers and seeing what’s new and exciting in the world of WOC products for our toolboxes. I am still feeling exhilarated and recharged as I always do after Fall Conference. I return to work ready to face anything that’s put before me. As time goes on my feeling of exhilaration gets less and less as I am met with the day-to-day challenges that face me in caring for my patients. I look for guidance and direction from my colleagues but for those who work alone in Home Care, Acute Care or Long term care, you may not have that opportunity. If you have a complex patient and are looking for someone to collaborate with, do you “phone a friend?”, resort to the National WOC forums or find that email of one of your colleagues and reach out?
Well I may have the answer for you. I asked at conference what we can do for you as a member of the New England Region WOCN and we are listening. We are hoping in the coming year to make our website an interactive site for questions and answers. We are going to try and bring up to speed our blog for those in the New England Region who want to pose a question, make a suggestion, tell us about a problem that you solved in a creative way. This is my mission for the coming year to help engage our membership and provide a forum to refer to so that we can collaborate with others, offer support and an avenue to keep us exhilarated knowing we have the source of truth to refer to in times of need.
Stay tuned for my presidents address coming in January which will outline our goals and mission. Will have more information about our blog and what to come.
I would be remiss if I did not take this opportunity to thank our amazing education co-chairs Cherie Sapie and Sharon Davis , and their committee for an amazing Fall Conference. Job well done.
Don’t forget about YOUTH RALLY! Your support is essential, check out the Youth Rally tab on this site!
The New England Region of the
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society
welcomes you to our website!
The New England Region of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (New England Region WOCN) is an association of WOC/ET Nurses, a division of the National Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse’s Society (WOCN).
Our purpose is to organize and sponsor educational opportunities, support leadership and professional development, encourage evidenced based nursing practice and advocate for the delivery of quality health care to all individuals with a wound, ostomy or continence related issue.
About WOC Nursing:
Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence-based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher, and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns.
Whether you specialize in wounds, ostomies or incontinence, all three practice areas offer opportunity for professional growth as well as opportunity to play a pivotal role in the guidance of optimal patient care.
Please browse our website to learn more!