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.
Describe the process for developing evidence-and-consensus-based statements pertaining to body worn absorptive products.
MS, RN, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN,
Family Nurse Practitioner, WOC nurse specialist,
MercyOne North Iowa Continence Clinic & Vascular Wound Center
PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN,
Professor and Nurse Practitioner,
University of Virginia
DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN,
Assistant Professor/Director of NP Program,
Indiana University Kokomo