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Regions of WOCN

New England
Mideast Region
Midatlantic
Northeast Region
Northcentral
Pacific Coast Region
Rocky Mountain Region
Northwest
Southeast Region
South Central Region
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society

Organizational Sites

American Nurses Association

Site offers a quarterly online journal, access to publications and online references, and an excellent page of links.
American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics

ASLME is a non-profit educational and research organization devoted to critical thought in health, law, medicine, bioethics and patient care. ASLME offers two nationally known peer-reviewed journals, as well as national conferences on emerging topics in law and medicine.
California Association of Health Facilities
California Healthcare Association
California Nursing Outcomes Coalition Database Project
California’s Association for Professions in Infection Control and Epidemiology

www.cacc.net
California Hopital Association

www.calhealth.org/index.cfm
Kennedy Terminal Ulcer
National Lymphedema Network
National Association For Continence (NAFC)

An excellent source of information about incontinence. The site provides a wealth of publications for health care professionals as well as consumers in the treatment of incontinence.
National Association for Home Care (NAHC)
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

www.nacns.org
National Black Nurses Association.Inc

www.nbna.org
National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.

www.ncsbn.org
National League for Nursing

www.nln.org
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
www.nursing-alliance.org

The Nursing Organizations Alliance™ is a coalition of nursing organizations united to create a strong voice for nurses.
Ostomy Wound Management
Paralyzed Veterans of America

Has excellent resources for prevention/treatment of pressure ulcers and many other intersting topics related to SCI.
Resource for dressing materials & wound information
Society for Vascular Nursing

www.svnnet.org
Society of Gastrointerology Nurses and Associates, Inc.

www.sgna.org
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA)

Site features online ordering of publications, a sophisticated forum open to guests and new users, and chat.
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

www.uhms.org and www.pacificuhms.org
United Ostomy Association America Inc. (UOAA)

Offers support services, a youth rally, free information packets, and even a cookbook. This is a good site with plenty of links and information.
WOCN

Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society
World Union Wound Healing Society

Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society

World Council for Enterostomal Therapists

50 countries are represented by WCET. Site includes many alternative medicine and related health resources, links to cancer websites around the world, meetings and journal abstracts.
The Wound Healing Society

A nonprofit, international organization of clinical and basic scientific investigators interested in the field of wound healing.

Government Sites

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The California Board of Registered Nursing

The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) regulates the practice of registered nursing and certified advanced practice nurses in order to protect the public. The Board exists to protect the health and safety of consumers and promote quality registered nursing care in California.
www.capitoladvantage.com/capwiz

Capwiz•XC offers five ways to deliver your advocacy messages to officials, media contacts, and other recipients that you specify. Choose from Advocacy Xpress* (hand delivery), e-mail, fax, telephone, and/or postal mail.
Centers for Disease Control

Searchable website containing fact sheets, statistics, publications for order and a health topics A-Z index.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Comprehensive site including health insurance information, updated news articles about health care, stats and data, and a well-maintained listing of laws and regulations.
National Cancer Institute

Excellent site covering all aspects of cancer-related issues. “Cancernet” is a wealth of information in English and Spanish. Also contains press releases and announcements.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases – NIDDK

Part of NIH, this organization conducts, supports and disseminates research to the public. NIH job opportunities, archived and 1994 – current news briefs and releases, research and funding opportunities, information on many health topics for patients and professionals, combined health information data base (CHID) containing references and citations.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Site contains information on funding opportunites, scientific resources, and extensive news. This site is searchable and also provides information in Spanish.

Companies and Products

3M

Wound and Skin Care Products
Anasept

Anasept wound antiseptic
Apligraf

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation website
Calmoseptine

This company makes Calmoseptine Ointment which is a very effective for a moisture barrier cream.
Coloplast

Wound and Ostomy Products
Convatec

Wound and Ostomy supplies
Cook Company

Product information on Oasis, Stratasis, and Surgisis.
Derma Sciences Inc.

Wound care therapeutics
DM Systems

This is where you will find out about the Heellift smooth suspension boot.
Dynamic Medical Systems

DME company surfaces and non-invasive pulse electromagnetic technology
Ehob

Waffle Boot, original inflatable heel lift
Elta® skin and wound care

Swiss-American markets Elta® skin and wound care products. Swiss-American continues their focus on technologies to help improve outcomes.
Ferris Mfg. Corp

Polymem, the standard hydrophilic polyurethane foam dressing
Friends of Ostomates Worldwide-USA

Free ostomy supplies for those without insurance
Healthpoint

Product for wound and skin care, including Accuzyme, Panafil, Curasol Gel to read only Product for wound and skin care
Hill-Rom

DME company bed manufacturer first distributer of the Clinitron bed
Hollister

Products and education
Johnson & Johnson

J&J have many different types of products for wound and skin care.
Kendall

Variety of disposable medical products including wound, incontinence and urology items
Kinetic Concepts Incorporated

DME company with surfaces and the Wound VAC
www.medline.com

Wound and Skin Care Products
Molnlycke

Pain free silicone dressings
www.myheartties.com

My Heart Ties is a line of intimate wear for women with ostomies.
www.silverwoundcare.com / x-static.com

Noble Biomaterials, Inc. Washable silver fiber dressings
Nu-Hope

Custom ostomy products
Ostomy Armor
The Parthenon Company

The Parthenon Company is the manufacturer of Devrom® as well as many other products such as ParSORB™ and DevKo™
Sage Products

Many different products to explore
Smith & Nephew

Wound and Skin Care Products
Sween

Sween skin care products
Whizzy for Women

The revolutionary product that lets women urinate while standing…from New Angle Products
Wonder-Glove

Wonder-Gloves offer skin creams & lotion for dry skin problem. Wonder-gloves skin care cream gives total protection against chemicals and other external agents.

Support Groups and Information

Crohn’s-Colitis Support Group

Spina Bifida Association of America
Contains information about spina bifida in adults and children. Includes toll-free numbers, newsletter, cholarship and research information.

www.meetanostomate.com
Service for people with ostomy

The J Pouch Group
Dedicated to the Ileo-anal anastomosis or “J-Pouch”, this site offers information and support for those with Ulcerative Colitis and Familial Polyposis. It has discussion groups, success stories, links and more.

UOAA Home page
United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc.

Useful Ostomy Links
(courtesy of Ostomy Association of Southwestern Indiana)

Other Educational Sites

Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Free on line data base of skin and wound care prod. and services. Full text articles from Advances in Skin & Wound Care. (And much more)

Periodicals

OstomyWound Management
HMP Communications
610-560-0502
Email: o-wm@hmpcommunications.com
J WOCN
Mosby

WOUNDS
HMP Communications
800-237-7285

WOC Nursing Education Programs

Cleveland Clinic – R. B. Turnbull, Jr. School of ET/WOC Nursing
my.clevelandclinic.org/digestive_diseases/professionals/enterostomal.aspx

Emory University School of Medicine
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Center
www.surgery.emory.edu/wocnec/index.htm

Harrisburg Area WOC Nursing Education Program
www.wickseducational.com

La Salle University School of Nursing
www.lasalle.edu/admiss/grad/msn/certificate_woc.php

Medical University of South Carolina, Wound Care Specialty Course
www.musc.edu/nursing/continue/wound/wcsc.htm

University of Washington School of Nursing, Wound and Ostomy Education Programs
www.uwcne.org

WebWOCN Nursing Education Program
www.webwocnurse.com

Certification Requirement Comparison Chart

WOCN certifying board
www.wocncb.org

Download the wound certification comparison chart (PDF format)

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