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Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Bibliography

Note: All references are important, but bolded references were chosen by members of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Examination Committee as “key references” for nurses preparing for the wound, ostomy and continence nursing certification exam.


American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, National Council on Measurement in Education. (1999).  Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington: American Educational Research Association.

Baranoski, S., & Ayello, E. (Eds) (2016) Wound care essentials: Practice principles. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Beeckman, D., Van den Bussche, K., Alves P., et al. (2017) The Ghent Global IAD Categorization Tool (GLOBIAD). Skin Integrity Research Group -Ghent University. Available for download fromwww.UCVVGent.be.

Bryant, R., & Nix, D. (Eds) Acute and chronic wounds: Current management concepts (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier.

Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy. (2009). Best practice recommendations for management of enterocutaneous fistulae. Ottawa.

Carmel, J. E., Colwell, J. C. & Goldberg, M.T. (Eds.) (2016) Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society core curriculum ostomy management. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer 

Doughty, D., & Moore, K. (Eds.) (2016), Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society core curriculum continence management. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 

Doughty, D. B., & McNicol, L.L. (Eds.) (2016), Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society core curriculum wound management. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

International Wound Infection Institute (IWII) Wound infection in clinical practice. Principles of best practice.  Wounds International 2016.

LeBlanc K., Campbell K., Beeckman D., Dunk A., et al. (2018). Best practice recommendations for the prevention and management of skin tears in aged skin. Wounds International 2018. Available to download from www.woundsinternational.com.

McNichol, L., Lund, C., Rosen, T., & Gray M. Medical adhesives and patient safety: State of science consensus statements fort he assessment, prevention, and treatment of adhesive-related skin injuries.  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2013;40(4): 365-380.

National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: Quick reference Guide.  Emily Haesler (Ed.). Cambridge Media: Osborne Park, Australia.

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. (2007). Nursing best practice guideline: Assessment and management of venous leg ulcers - supplement. Toronto: Author.

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO). (2009). Ostomy care and management. Toronto: Author.

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO). (2013). Assessment and management of foot ulcers for people with diabetes. Toronto, Ontario: Author.

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (2016). Assessment and management of pressure injuries for the interprofessional Team (3rd ed.). Toronto, ON: Author.

Rodd-Nielsen, E., Brown, J., Brooke, J., Fatum, H., Hill, M., Morin, J., & St-Cyr, L. (2011). Evidence-based recommendations for conservative sharp wound debridement. Ottawa: Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy.

Sibbald, R.G., Krasner, D.L., & Lutz, J (2010).  SCALE Expert Panel. Skin changes at life's end: Final consensus statement. Advances in skin and wound care, 23(5), pp. 225-236.

World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS), Florence Congress, Position Document. Management of Biofilm. Wounds International 2016

World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS) Consensus Document. Closed surgical incision management: understanding the role of NPWT. Wounds International, 2016.

Wounds Canada Best Practice Recommendations (www.woundscanada.ca)

December 2019