Full course description
Accredited by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society since 1976, the WOC Nursing Education Program prepares the graduate nurse to provide specialty care for patients with fecal and urinary incontinence. This course is geared towards the nurse who has at least 1,500 clinical hours in the Continence specialty, and is looking to obtain WOCNB certification following the Experiential Pathway. The Experiential Pathway allows RN's with direct patient clinical hours in a specialty to expedite the certification process.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded 40 of the 50 contact hours necessary to apply for WOCNCB Continence certification via the Experiential Pathway.
- Anatomy and physiology of the GI/GU systems
- Assessment and differentiation of the various types of incontinence
- Voiding dysfunction (retention)
- Extra urethral
- Neurogenic bladder
- Nocturnal enuresis
- Management of incontinence
- Diet and fluid management
- Behavioral therapy (bladder retraining/toileting programs)
- Absorptive and containment products
- Clean intermittent catheterization
- Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation
- Surgical procedures
Requirements for Course Completion
- Watch the Video Lessons (or listen to podcasts)
- Read the Lecture Notes
- Complete the Learning Exercises (not submitted nor graded)
- Pass the Continence Exam (two attempts to score 80%)
- It should take approximately 40 hours to complete this course.
Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded 40 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours (2.5 Pharmacotherapeutic contact hours). No conflict of interest has been found with the speaker for this CNE activity nor with the members of the planning committee.
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