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WOCN Conference 2018

GS2 - Setting the Standard for Body Worn Absorbent Products: Results of the WOCN Consensus Conference

Jun 3, 2018 10:55am ‐ Jun 3, 2018 11:55am



WOC Nurses are often called upon to make recommendations to individuals or purchasing/procurement representatives regarding body worn absorbent products. While considered a containment strategy for incontinence, these products simultaneously impact skin integrity. The WOCN Society held a consensus conference to identify current clinical practice gaps and define standards of care for individuals using body worn absorbent products for the management of fecal and urinary incontinence. The goal of the consensus conference was to develop evidence and consensus based statements that result in the development of a manuscript and ultimately, an evidence-and-consensus-based decision support tool around this concept.

Learning Objective:

  • Describe the process for developing evidence-and-consensus-based statements pertaining to body worn absorptive products.


  • JoAnn Ermer-Seltun, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, Family Nurse Practitioner, WOC nurse specialist, MercyOne North Iowa Continence Clinic & Vascular Wound Center
  • Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor and Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia
  • Dea J. Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, Assistant Professor/Director of NP Program, Indiana University Kokomo
  • Laurie L. McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN, Clinical Nurse Specialist/WOC Nurse, Cone Health

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