Ochsner Enterostomal Therapy Clinic
Wound, Ostomy or Continence nurses (WOCNs) provide care for people with selected disorders of the gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive organ systems and the skin.
People with ostomies may refer to this nurse as their Enterostomal Therapist (or ET nurse), however, WOCN is now the more commonly used name.
As clinical experts, WOCNs care for people with abdominal stomas, wounds, fistulas, drains, pressure ulcers, other complicated wounds and continence disorders.
A WOCN participates in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a plan of care for patients with wound, ostomy and continence care needs.