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Nursing Agency for
Wound Care, Ostomy, and continence Nurses,RN (WOC)
About 5 million Americans suffer from non healing
wounds and about 500,00 also have ostomies. On top of that
their are also an estimated 11 million Americans have
fecal and urinary incontinence. Who takes care of
these Americans? The WOC nurses, or nurses who has
special training in wound care, ostomies, urinary and
fecal incontinence takes care of them. Some nursing
agencies are specializing or supplementing their nursing
agencies with these special train nurses to take care of
these niche market.
The ostomies, incontinence, and wound care specialty
nurses emerged in the late 1960's and it evolve over the
years when patients needed the support of these nurses for
their post operative recoveries.
These WOC, ostomy, wound care, incontinence
nurses that works for a nursing agency, agencies practices
in all environment, scopes, and settings. These nursing
agency nurses work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes,
home health, insurance industries. These nursing
agency nurses are part of team of physicians, other
nurses, medical records personnel, physical, occupational,
and respiratory therapists.
The WOC, or nursing agency ostomy rn nurse primary job
is to consult before and after the surgery of an ostomy
patients. The nursing agency rn and the ostomy
patients determine the best route to divert the opening of
bowel or bladder with the supervision of a doctor. The
best route is determine by the patient lifestyle, anatomy,
and personal preference.
Post surgery, the nursing agency ostomy rn follow up
with the patients and family to consult about care of the
ostomy. It usually involves diet, ostomy appliance,
and other issues.
The WOC, or nursing agency wound and continence
care rn consults with patients with chronic and acute
wounds usually cause by pressure ulcers, diabetes, and
circulatory problems. These nursing agency wound and
continence rn develop treatment and prevention guidelines
with the approval of doctors. Pressure ulcers
usually develop when constant pressure is applied to an
area continuously. These usually happens when a
patient lies in the same position for a long time.
In some states, hospitals are required to report to the
state cases of pressure ulcers because they are
preventable. Because of the mandatory reporting,
demands for nursing agency ostomy, wound care, continence
nurses are increasing.
Special training and education for ostomy, wound care,
continence nurses before they can work for nursing
agencies, nursing agency, hospitals, clinics, and
rehab centers. The training and education for WOC
nurses are four year degree nursing plus certification to
each of the three areas. The job outlook for these
nursing professionals are great, and a lot of nursing
agencies are increasingly hiring more of the WOC nurses
because of the great demand.