||Melanie Karner, BA, BSN, DNC, CWOCN
||Leslie Whitney BS, RN, CWOCN
|To contact us, please use our contact form.
Dates / Locations for Meetings
Our affiliate meetings are scheduled in the months of Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, and Nov.
Baltimore Affiliate Zoom Meeting
Times: Eastern Time (US and Canada)
- May 23, 2023 06:00 PM
- July 25, 2023 06:00 PM
- Sept 19, 2023 06:00 PM
- Nov 14, 2023 06:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85198497135?pwd=Z3RaVzAxTC9QNDR2aUh5N1hsR1llQT09
Meeting ID: 851 9849 7135 Passcode
1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Community Resource List for Ostomy Care (2023) - Special thanks to Cindy Shephard MSN, RN. CWOCN for providing this wonderful resource for the affiliate and our patients!
Welcome Members !
The Baltimore Affiliate continues to collaborate to provide fellow nurses, the community, and health care organizations with educational programs, volunteer work, and resources related to WOC nursing. We gladly welcome any health care professional to our meetings to discover the opportunities, benefits, clinical expertise, and the gratification of being a WOC nurse. Please contact us if you are interested!
BA Affiliate President 2023
As an affiliate we have a great deal to offer our members:
The Baltimore Affiliate represents a diverse group of committed nurses certified in wound, ostomy, continence and foot care. Our membership includes novice and expert WOC nurses with over 40 years of focused practice. Several WTA cohorts have been initiated by active Baltimore WOC Nurses. A variety of practice settings are represented within our group including:
- Acute care
- Home care
- Rehabilitation/long term care
The Greater Baltimore Affiliate is involved in local ostomy support group leadership, CCFA, UOAA, and external mission trips. Members are actively engaged at the regional level including officers, fundraising, educational functions, and WOC nursing policy. Focused interests include transitions in ostomy care, cultural implications for the WOC Nurse, and advancing the practice by “passing it forward” opportunities from our seasoned members.
The Greater Baltimore Affiliate of the WOCN Society advances the practice of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing by promoting the professional growth of our members through collaboration, communication, and advanced education with the goal of providing the highest standards of care for persons with wounds, ostomies or incontinence and their families/caregivers who support them.