Wound Ostomy Continence School

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R.B. Turnbull, Jr. MD, School of WOC Nursing

Cleveland Clinic's R.B. Turnbull, Jr., MD School of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (WOC), which was established as the first WOC school in the world nearly fifty years ago, will prepare you to play a vital role in pre- and post-operative management of the person with an ostomy; to be instrumental in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, fistula, and other skin disorders; and to be a specialist in the care of patients with urinary and fecal incontinence.

You'll acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to provide patients with effective psychological support, discharge planning, rehabilitative counseling and follow-up care.

    Consultations and Referring Physicians

    For Outpatient Appointments:

    • Colorectal Surgery: 216.444.5404
    • Toll free: 800.223.2273, ext. 4-5404

    To Refer a Patient:

    • Our Referring Physician Hotline is available 24 hours a day. Call 855.REFER.123 or 855.733.3712

    For Hospital Consultations:

    • Ask your physician to write an order for an WOC nursing consultation

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    To find a digestive specialist for your needs, contact the Digestive Disease Institute at 216.444.7000 (or toll-free 1.800.223.2273, ext. 47000)

    Same-day Appointments

    To arrange a same-day visit, call 216.444.7000

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