Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses treat patients with wounds caused by injuries, ulcers, or diseases. They provide support and postoperative care for patients who need alternative methods of bodily waste elimination. They also have responsibility for treating patients with urinary and fecal incontinence.
The main duties of a Wound / Ostomy Nurse include:
Where they work: Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities providing support to patients with incontinence and artificial waste elimination devices.
Qualifications: The following certifications are offered by the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB):
The above certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Find a Nursing School near you: Use the Further Your Career zip code search box, to find schools and colleges in your area that offer nursing programs.
Below is a list of some of the various types of medical nurses / assistant nurses:
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