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WOCNow - October 2012

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WOCNow October 2012


In this issue you will find information on: poster abstract deadline, Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program, CCI 2013 Member Research Grant and more!

WOCN National Office
WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference
Call for Abstracts is now open!
Click here to submit your abstract today!
The deadline to submit is only three weeks away! Submit your abstract by Monday, November 5, 2012.
Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program
WTA logo Recognizing the increasing demand for skilled wound care in all care settings, including the military, the WOCN Society has developed an educational program designed to increase patient access to skilled wound care providers.

The WTA Program is set to launch November 1, 2012. At this time, you will be able to apply to be a Course Coordinator. The Course Coordinator must be a member of the WOCN Society as well as a CWCN, CWON or CWOCN.

Please visit to learn more. Look for an email announcing the launch on November 1, 2012.
Member Spotlight
WOCN member, Clara Collins, RNC-NIC, MA, CWOCN, was featured in an article on, July 2, 2012. Clara works at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital in Manhattan. She was a great help to me when my grandson who was born at 28 weeks, was in that NICU. He had a gastrostomy button placed at the time. Through education, nurses can improve lives of pediatric colostomy patients and their parents.
Click here to learn more about Clara's work.
Learn and Earn with WOCN's New Webinar Series

Yesterday kicked off the WOCN Society's webinar series.


Dr. Mikel Gray, Professor and Nurse Practitioner with the Department of Urology and School of Nursing at the University of Virginia, presented Is it a Pressure Ulcer or Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD)? An Introduction to Moisture Associated Skin Damage (MASD) with a Focus on IAD.

Make it a group effort! Future webinars can be viewed individually or as a group. To register your group so each individual earns CE at no additional cost, one person must register and pay either the member or nonmember price. After that initial registration is complete, follow the instructions on the registration page to receive a designated group code.


Highlight your role as the leader in your facility.Register today, to connect your staff to important wound, ostomy and continence education!


Click here to view the upcoming webinars.


Need more information on webinars? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

We Need Videos for YouTube!
The theme for the WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference is Driven to Excellence. There are many instances in your career that drive you to do better. Patients who suffer from wound, ostomy or incontinence related issues need the excellent care of a WOC nurse to ensure a more positive recovery.

So, we want you to tell us...what drives you to excellence?

Send us a short video (up to 60 seconds) telling us what drives you to excellence to!

Click here to visit the WOCN Society's YouTube page.

Note: the purpose of the videos is for promotional use, so we will need your consent to use these when you send them to the Society.

We thank you in advance for your participation!
Back to School Special

Education Essentials 4th edition has been updated and contains files from the 3rd Edition, along with 10 additional publications, including:

  • ABI Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians (2011)
  • Clean v. Sterile Dressing Techniques: White Paper (2011)
  • Pressure Ulcer Staging: Position Statement (2011)
  • Pediatric Ostomy Care: Best Practice for Clinicians (2011)
  • Incontinence Associated Dermatitis: Best Practice for Clinicians (2011)
  • Role and Scope of Practice for Wound Care Providers: Position Statement (2011)
  • Understanding Medicare Part B Incident to Billing A Fact Sheet (2011)
  • Reimbursement of APRN Services A Fact Sheet (2011)
Click here to view the full table of contents.
For a limited time, receive $5 off your purchase of Education Essentials 4th Edition! Enter promo code EDU5 to receive $5 off and immediately download your digital copy.
Offer expires November 21, 2012.
About the WOCN Society

The WOCN Society is a professional nursing society, which supports its members by promoting educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and continence concerns.


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Key Dates and Deadlines
November 5, 2012

November 1, 2012

WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference Website Launch
November 2012

June 22 - 26, 2013
CCI 2013 Member's Research Grant
A 2013 $10,000 Member's Research Grant from the Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) will soon be available. Look for an email announcing it in the coming weeks.

Continuing Education Center (CEC)
Please visit WOCN Society's NEW Continuing Education Center (CEC) at to purchase continuing education courses.

Advanced Practice Certification Exam
The highly-anticipated, highest recognition of achievement in WOC nursing, the Advanced Practice Wound, Ostomy and Continence certification exam, is now available! If you are an AP nurse, consider taking one or more of the new exams when your current WOCNCB certification comes due for renewal. Content outlines for the AP exam are now available for download on the WOCNCB website.
2012 Spring Scholarship

Gabriel Valdez Perez

Accredited Application


Pamela Flores Ham

Accredited Application


Lynn MacMaster

Accredited Application


Kelly Chapman

Accredited Application


Gretchen Ward

Accredited Application


Whitney Ruiz

Accredited Application


Christine Shank

Accredited Application


Leslie Linder

Accredited Application


Sarah Trapp

Accredited Application


Ruth Bryant

Advanced Application
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