Morrisville, NC, September 24, 2020 – The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®), announced a new partnership with Relias, a trusted education and training partner to more than 11,000 healthcare organizations and 4.5 million caregivers around the world. The partnership offers mutual benefits to both organizations.
With aligned missions and values, both organizations recognized an opportunity to partner and provide greater education and ongoing support to wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurses, multi-discipline clinicians, healthcare providers, and caregivers with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.
Relias, a software company specializing in education for healthcare providers, maintains a rich history of delivering innovative learning products and training programs to the post-acute care, behavioral health, and acute care markets. By elevating the performance of care teams, Relias measurably improves the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them. Joining these two premier organizations with a focus on acute and post-acute care will further fortify WOCN’s ability to educate across the care continuum.
“We are proud to introduce this new partnership to our members and community of WOC nurses and healthcare providers,” said Stephanie Yates, President of WOCN. “Our mission is to ‘advance the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs,’ and partnering with a recognized leader in education and training for wound, ostomy, and foot care, is one of the many ways we are delivering on our mission and taking education and professional development to the next level. Thank you, Relias, for also recognizing the mutual benefits our partnership can bring. On behalf of the Society, welcome to the WOC Community of OpportunityTM.”
“Through the partnership with WOCN, Relias is excited to offer additional resources and support to our wound care, ostomy, and continence certified clinicians, who throughout COVID-19 have proven to be critical to supporting and sustaining a robust infection control program,” says Darius Matthews, Vice President of U.S. Marketplaces at Relias. “We are looking forward to sharing more with our wound care clients, learners, and alumni over the next several weeks.”
The organizations will celebrate their partnership at next year’s conference, WOCNext® 2021: A Joint WOW Experience With WOCN® and Relias, on June 27-30, 2021. The conference will serve as a hybrid event for both organizations, offering both in-person and online education and engagement for attendees.
Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) is the largest and most recognized professional nursing community dedicated to advancing the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs. Through relevant education, effective advocacy, cutting-edge science, a supportive network, and a patient-centric approach, the Society enables professional growth for 5,000+ members and aids in improving patient outcomes. Visit wocn.org.
Relias provides lifelong workforce enablement solutions for more than 11,000 healthcare and human services organizations and 4.5 million caregivers to drive measurable outcomes. Customers use Relias solutions to attract and retain talent, elevate care quality and reduce risk with our technology, services, community, and expertise. The Relias family of brands — Nurse.com, Wound Care Education Institute, Relias Academy, FreeCME, and Relias Media — serves the entire healthcare community and shares a common goal of improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them.