CAET National Conference

Enhance your clinical knowledge, build leadership skills and learn the latest advances in wound, ostomy & continence issues while meeting new colleagues to share best practice. Plenary, concurrent and workshop education sessions will provide you with the opportunity to learn from top  experts in the field relating to all patient populations and practice settings. This is a good way to earn continuous learning hours to apply to C.N.A Certification CETN (C)

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Looking for continuous learning in wound, ostomy and continence issues through exposure to National experts focused on interesting topics? Participate in a CAET Webinar and grow your knowledge through the interactive elements in the ability to give, receive and discuss information in real-time or to view at your convenience in the CAET Webinar Library.

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Want to become an Enterostomal Therapy Nurse or develop your knowledge in wound, ostomy & continence care? The CAET Academy offers online continuing education for Registered Nurses and allied health professionals managing patients with challenges in wound ostomy and continence offering two educational streams:

  1. ET Nurse Education Program (ETNEP)
  2. K2P Knowledge to Practice Competency Builders Courses (K2P)
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Registering as a CAET Member gives you discounts on the annual national CAET conference & the JWOCN, 3 issues of the CAET Link, access to the CAET Members discussion forum to share best practice with colleagues, participation in the “Find an ET Program, access to CAET E Blasts of the latest information, leadership opportunities and more…………..

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Celebrating nurses in the tri-specialty of wound, ostomy and continence

During E.T. Nurses Week, April 16-20, the CAET recognizes ET nurses for the services they provide to more than one million patients who suffer from wounds, ostomies, and urinary and fecal incontinence.

The goal of E.T. Nurses Week is to celebrate the work Enterostomal Therapy Nurses do for their patients, their workplaces and their communities every day.

CAET believes that the right choice to care for patients with wound, ostomy and continence needs are baccalaureate prepared registered nurses who have completed a WCET recognized Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Program such as the CAET Academy’s ETNEP and the CAET recommends that all nurses who have completed this education program become certified through the Canadian Nurses Association (C.N.A) achieving a CETN (C) designation. ET Nurses are recognized as educators, advocates, champions, supporters, allies and resources.


Find our Videos from ET nurses week 2016 here:



ET nurses week 2017

CAET link


THE LINK is the official publication of the Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapy. It is mailed to CAET Members & Associates three times a year in March, July and December.It is a useful communication tool to keep you informed about CAET Regional News and the work of the association and to support the advancement of nursing in wound, ostomy and continence.


The International Skin Tear Advisory Panel


The International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) was formed to raise international awareness of the prediction, assessment, prevention, and management of skin tears. The ISTAP Panel includes a broad range of healthcare professionals representing: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia/New Zealand, and Africa.

ISTAP Website

Find an ET nurse

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ET Nurses maximize patient/family self-care through one to one education and consultation. They collaborate with  inter-disciplinary team members to promote excellence in care by exercising evidence-based and innovative best practice

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Why join CAET?

For close to four decades, only the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) has united the expertise of the registered nurses specialized in wound, ostomy & continence care community for the benefit of all Canadians. The CAET offers Canadian Enterostomal Therapy Nurses the opportunity to lead the development of an effective, nationwide approach to the specialized care of patients experiencing wound, ostomy and or continence issues.

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During my 2 terms as a CAET board member I have grown personally & professionally as an ETN. The mentorship, networking and educational opportunities from CAET have been invaluable in the advancement of my career path. It was a great experience!

Teresa Stone RN BScN CETN(C) Nanaimo B.C.

I have been a member of CAET since  1982 and have consistenly been inspired by the tenacity of the  organization to honour it’s commitment to excellence, and quality outcomes for both patients and the members. Recently I  have been an academic advisor for the  ETNEP program . This experience has been very rewarding both professionally and personally as it has taught me so much

Nancy Parslow RN,MClSc-WH,CETN(C).

I graduated from the CAET Academy ETNEP program in 2015 and this competency based program has helped me in my role as a Tissue Viability Nurse in the U.K.. As a Canadian E.T. Nurse working abroad, my CAET Membership not only provides me with information on current best practice, it helps me stay connected with Canadian colleagues and has assisted me in obtaining international information on skin tears through ISTAP.

Julia Harris, RN, BN, ET

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CNA Certification


Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing