Fistula care is one of the most challenging aspects within the WOCNCB® certified nurse role. Patients with fistulas require coordinated, interdisciplinary care including services of a certified WOC nurse, dietitian, social worker, pharmacist, nurse, surgeon, and physician. Coordination of this care, along with extensive patient/family education, is usually managed by the WOC certified nurse.Preparation for the WOCNCB® Ostomy examination should include a careful review of the content outline. The outline is divided into key tasks with critical knowledge listed for each task. Task 8, Assessment and Management of Fistulas, requires the test-taker to be knowledgeable of: clinical presentation, classification systems, medical and surgical management, as well as WOC certified nurse management concepts and related tasks.
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