The World Council of Enterostomal Therapists® (WCET®)

A world of expert professional nursing care for people with ostomy, wound or continence needs.TM


Stoma, wound and continence care practices are constantly evolving. Hence the WCET® strives to provide the very latest information to its members.The World Council of Enterostomal Therapists® (WCET®) was inaugurated three decades ago in response to advances in nursing, medicine and surgery. This ultimately led to the creation of a new nursing specialty called Enterostomal Therapy Nursing (ETN). This specialty has evolved over the past 30 years to become a major component in the management of ostomy, wound and continence care.


Our Patients      

As Enterostomal Therapy nurses, we look after people with ostomy, wound or continence needs, regardless of their age. Since illness is no respecter of persons, our patients come from all walks of life.

Thanks to the care and professional advice of Enterostomal Therapy Nurses, and modern pouching systems, an ostomy should not prohibit a person to survive illness and go on to lead a full and normal life. 


The WCET®: Your Global Voice

The WCET®️ provides an international forum for Enterostomal Therapy Nurses and a global vehicle for discussion, communication, research, advice and support in the field of Enterostomal Therapy Nursing. The WCET® is focused on leading the global advancement of specialised professional ostomy, wound and continence nursing care.


Taking Enterostomal Therapy Nursing to the World

There are many emerging countries that still require assistance and support to introduce Enterostomal Therapy Nursing into their health care systems. The WCET® is proud to be a supporter and instigator of Enterostomal Therapy Nursing globally and will continue to support both developed and emerging countries.


The WCET® Virtual Office

Since the WCET® is a global organisation, the WCET® website provides access to information, news and activities in over 55 countries. The WCET® website is the “virtual office” of the WCET. We encourage you to regularly visit our website and provide feedback, helping us to continually improve our services.