Wound Ostomy & Continence Institute
WELCOME TO THE WOUND, OSTOMY & CONTINENCE INSTITUTE:
Canada's Online Continuing Educational Resource for nurses and allied health professionals managing patients with challenges in wound, ostomy and continence.
Become an NSWOC through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education Program!
The NSWOC Power of 3 As healthcare spending in Canada continues to climb, pressure on healthcare administrators to deliver cost-efficient care is intensifying—and policymakers are ever-more focused on ensuring quality and system sustainability. Wound, ostomy and continence challenges are common across all Canadian healthcare settings—and their management places a financial burden on the healthcare system. Registered Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (NSWOCs) can help alleviate the financial strain facing administrators and policymakers through the provision of higher quality care, reduced costs and improved outcomes for patients. The Wound, Ostomy & Continence Institute – WOC-EP provides Baccalaureate-prepared Registered Nurses with post graduate education and preparation for Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in the wound, ostomy and continence tri-specialty with a focus on quality clinical and cost outcomes. https://wocinstitute.ca/woc-ep-program/
The new SWAN Program for LPN/RPNs
The Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) Wound, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) Institute, developed the Skin Wellness Associate Nurse (SWAN) Program in response to the growing need in Canada for healthcare professionals with advanced wound, ostomy and continence knowledge. The NSWOCC and WOC-Institute developed the paced online SWAN education program as a means to support and empower NSWOCs and improve clinical outcomes by enhancing wound, ostomy and continence care teams. The SWAN program prepares non-specialty nurses to provide basic, bedside wound, ostomy and continence care. The goal of the SWAN Program is to educate and prepare more skilled wound, ostomy and continence nurses across the spectrum of care (e.g. acute care, long-term care and homecare). Graduates will have an enhanced ability to provide optimal care for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence issues as members of a collaborative NSWOC team. The program is designed to provide non-specialty nurses the ability to provide optimal wound, ostomy and continence care under the direction of the NSWOC, Clinical Nurse Specialist (Wound, Ostomy or Continence) or Physician and to be integral members of the WOC team. Course Length - Two cohorts per year starting in February and August respectively. - Courses are four (4) months long. Topics Covered Integumentary System Wounds Ostomies Continence Care Learn more at https://wocinstitute.ca/swan/