Checklist for Consumers

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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These important questions can help you make the right decision regarding your nursing team.

  1. Is the nurse taking care of you board certified through an accredited and independent, national certifying body?
  2. Is all of your healthcare information kept in a confidential location between visits?
  3. Does the nurse provide you with patient education during or after each visit?
  4. Is your nurse knowledgeable regarding your wound, ostomy, continence or foot care questions?
  5. Does your nurse have a network of certified professional counterparts to provide additional information and resources when needed?

WOCNCB certified nurses have these credentials:

  • CWOCN® - Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse
  • CWCN® - Certified Wound Care Nurse
  • COCN® - Certified Ostomy Care Nurse
  • CCCN® - Certified Continence Care Nurse
  • CWON® - Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse
  • CFCN® - Certified Foot Care Nurse

Click here to learn if your nurse is WOCNCB certified.

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