JWOCN continues to be a place to go in order to prepare for WOC specialty practice certification examination. This issue features Fistula Management. 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.