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The WOCN Society® and 3M Presented the Cancer Treatment Centers of America® in Philadelphia with the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety

Posted By Brian Price, Tuesday, June 23, 2015

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division and the WOCN Society® announced that Cancer Treatment Centers of America® in Philadelphia has received the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety during the WOCN Society’s 47th Annual Conference.

 

Now in its fourth year, the annual award recognizes and celebrates leading healthcare facilities that have implemented a patient care program resulting in sustained or improved skin integrity and maintenance. 

 


 

Uniting to Maximize Skin Improvements 

 

The CTCA in Philadelphia organized a Skin Wound Ostomy Team (SWOT), and implemented a prevention program that included the creation of a defined skin care regimen, measures to control factors such as pressure, friction, shear and moisture, patient and family education, clinical training, and protocols that provide staff guidance for preventive care. 

 

As part of the program, the hospital also adopted “Wound Care Wednesdays” to keep continued focus on these efforts. In the six months following the first “Wound Care Wednesday,” the hospital reported zero hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. Over 50 nurses volunteered for the SWOT team, which reports high levels of satisfaction. And notably, the hospital’s pressure ulcer incidence rate dropped to 1.0 percent in December 2013, from a one-time high of 11.1 percent in 2011.

 

 

Awarding Standout Skin Health Leaders

 

The WOCN Society and 3M co-sponsor the competitive award in order to promote the importance of skin care programs and education and to also recognize Society members and their healthcare facilities who have designed and implemented programs to prevent skin injuries. Previous recipients of the award are Burlington County, N.J.-based Lourdes Specialty Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.-based Strong Memorial Hospital and Tucson, Ariz.-based Northwest Medical Center.

 

“This year’s award winner demonstrated the kind of real-world results that should serve as a model,” said Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP; WOCN Society Development Chair. “The WOCN is excited to showcase their program as a successful case study for other facilities to emulate.”

 

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that specialize in the treatment of patients fighting complex or advanced-stage cancer.  CTCA offers an integrative approach to cancer treatment that combines surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy with nutritional counseling, naturopathic medicine, mind-body therapy, and spiritual support to enhance quality of life and minimize side effects during treatment.  The company serves patients from all 50 states at hospitals located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa.  

 

The award nomination process for the 2016 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety will open in January. For more information, visit go.3m.com/skinexcellenceaward.

 

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The WOCN Society® and 3M Presented the Cancer Treatment Centers of America® in Philadelphia with the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety

Posted By Brian Price, Tuesday, June 23, 2015

3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division and the WOCN Society® announced that Cancer Treatment Centers of America® in Philadelphia has received the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety during the WOCN Society’s 47th Annual Conference.

 

Now in its fourth year, the annual award recognizes and celebrates leading healthcare facilities that have implemented a patient care program resulting in sustained or improved skin integrity and maintenance. 

 


 

Uniting to Maximize Skin Improvements 

 

The CTCA in Philadelphia organized a Skin Wound Ostomy Team (SWOT), and implemented a prevention program that included the creation of a defined skin care regimen, measures to control factors such as pressure, friction, shear and moisture, patient and family education, clinical training, and protocols that provide staff guidance for preventive care. 

 

As part of the program, the hospital also adopted “Wound Care Wednesdays” to keep continued focus on these efforts. In the six months following the first “Wound Care Wednesday,” the hospital reported zero hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. Over 50 nurses volunteered for the SWOT team, which reports high levels of satisfaction. And notably, the hospital’s pressure ulcer incidence rate dropped to 1.0 percent in December 2013, from a one-time high of 11.1 percent in 2011.

 

 

Awarding Standout Skin Health Leaders

 

The WOCN Society and 3M co-sponsor the competitive award in order to promote the importance of skin care programs and education and to also recognize Society members and their healthcare facilities who have designed and implemented programs to prevent skin injuries. Previous recipients of the award are Burlington County, N.J.-based Lourdes Specialty Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.-based Strong Memorial Hospital and Tucson, Ariz.-based Northwest Medical Center.

 

“This year’s award winner demonstrated the kind of real-world results that should serve as a model,” said Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP; WOCN Society Development Chair. “The WOCN is excited to showcase their program as a successful case study for other facilities to emulate.”

 

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that specialize in the treatment of patients fighting complex or advanced-stage cancer.  CTCA offers an integrative approach to cancer treatment that combines surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy with nutritional counseling, naturopathic medicine, mind-body therapy, and spiritual support to enhance quality of life and minimize side effects during treatment.  The company serves patients from all 50 states at hospitals located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa.  

 

The award nomination process for the 2016 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety will open in January. For more information, visit go.3m.com/skinexcellenceaward.

 

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This Week Only! Receive 2014 Early Bird Pricing for the 2015 Conference!

Posted By Lauren Schoener-Gaynor, Tuesday, January 6, 2015

This week only (Tuesday, January 6 through Tuesday, January 13) all attendees will be able to register for the 2015 Conference at the 2014 early bird pricing!

Registration Type

2014 Early Bird Pricing
For ONE WEEK only
(January 6 - 13, 2015)

Early Bird Pricing
(January 14 - April 15, 2015)

After April 15, 2015
and On Site

Member

$400

$475

$525

Non-Member

$475

$625

$675

Student*

$250

$300

$350

 

Other information for you to know…

 

FULL-TIME STUDENT - NEW POLICY
*Full-time students who are studying to become registered nurses (RN) or are in an accredited WOC Program can take advantage of the student fees. Students must show proof of student status (e.g., copy of current enrollment or letter from faculty advisor) with registration.

Click here for a sample of a letter from a faculty advisor.

 

Renew your membership before registering! 
WOCN Members, please make sure that your membership is up to date before beginning the registration process. This will ensure that you receive the correct savings and have a smooth registration experience.  Click here to update your membership now!

 

Take advantage of our GROUP discount! 
Register one person at the full conference price and save 10% on up to 5 additional registrations! To take advantage of this group discount, enter your first registrant and select "Add Another Registrant" on Step 5. Continue registering each person in your group. When you reach the total number in your order, the discount will automatically be reflected for each registrant. Registrants added after you checkout will not be part of the same order and therefore are not eligible for the volume discount.     


Group discount only valid through Monday, June 1, 2015. 

 

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Submit your Abstract for WOCN 2015 Now!

Posted By Lauren Schoener-Gaynor, Monday, October 13, 2014

Submit your Abstract for WOCN 2015 Now!

“Leave your mark” by submitting an abstract for the WOCN Society's 47th Annual Conference!

Get started now!

1.       Click here to review the Abstract Submission Process slide show*
*We ask that everyone considering submitting an abstract this year review these slides prior to beginning the submission process.

2.       Click here to submit an abstract - NOW OPEN!

The Call for Abstracts site is available now through Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at 12:00pm EST.

All accepted abstracts will be presented in some form during the conference, available on the WOCN website and printed in a supplement of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. Only accepted Research abstracts will be considered for oral presentations. If your abstract is not accepted for an oral presentation, it will be presented as a poster presentation.

Submitters will receive decision notification in February 2015.

Sage Products, Inc. will provide the WOCN® Society an unrestricted educational grant to provide a limited number of travel scholarships to support first-time abstract presenters with a focus on Preventative Practices for Wounds. If your submission meets this criteria, please check off the first-time presenter button and make sure you choose Preventative Practices under the Wound category.

 

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