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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


wound, ostomy, and continence nurse  listen  (woond OS-toh-mee ... KON-tih-nents ...)

  A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to care for people who have a wound, an ostomy (an opening made by surgery, from an area inside the body to the outside), or problems with continence (ability to control the flow of urine or the passage of stool). Also called WOC nurse.