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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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3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety

Posted By Lauren Schoener-Gaynor, Tuesday, March 3, 2015
This year, the WOCN Society has partnered with the 3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions division to offer the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety for WOCN Society members. This award recognizes an individual or team for creating and sustaining a successful skin damage prevention program that demonstrates positive clinical outcomes, teamwork and knowledge transfer.

 

Win a trip to attend the WOCN Society's 47th Annual Conference!

The WOCN Society will award the winning program team with a complimentary trip to the WOCN Society's 47th Annual ConferenceJune 6-10, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.  An individual or up to four members of the winning team will be invited to attend the conference, with the award covering conference registration, airfare and lodging.

 

Eligibility

Nominated individuals or team leaders must be a CWOCN, CWCN, or CWON. Members of the team must be licensed health care providers or members of the facility's management/leadership team.

 

To view the complete eligibility requirements, click here.

 

It's Easy to Nominate

All submissions will be accepted on the WOCN Society website at www.wocn.org. Click on the "Award for Excellence" banner.

 

The submission site is now open and will close on March 16, 2015Click here to learn more and nominate someone online.

 

Stay Tuned

Please continue to watch for more information. Be sure to help us share the news about this award program on social media! 

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