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WOCNow October 2013

October 2013
In this issue you will find information on the WOCN Society's emPOWERed program, 2014 Call for Abstracts, the Conference online library, new WOCN Society documents, the October member spotlight and more!

The WOCN National Office

emPOWERed Program


The very first emPOWERed live presentation, "Advancing Your Professional Practice", was hosted during the WOCN Society Northeast Region Conference in Rochester, NY, on October 5th. The presentation, aimed at improving and enhancing professional practice along with development, received outstanding feedback from attendees.


Take a look at what attendees are saying about "Advancing Your Professional Practice" and the WOCN Society's emPOWERed program:


"Thank you for reminding us about the Professional Practice Manual and how helpful and comprehensive it is."

"This encouraged me to promote my role and 'advertise' what I do."


Couldn't make it to Rochester? Join us to improve your professional practice and earn CE credit at the Rocky Mountain Region Conference in Albuquerque, NM, on October 24. Learn more >>


Look for more sessions in 2014!

The emPOWERed program is commercially supported by an educational grant from Smith & Nephew.

Call for Abstracts Open Until November 12


Fine tune your WOC skills by submitting an abstract for the WOCN Society's 46th Annual Conference!


All accepted abstracts will be presented in some form during the conference, available on the WOCN Society website and printed in a supplement of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN). Only accepted research abstracts will be considered for oral presentations during the Annual Conference. If your abstract is not accepted for oral presentation, it will be presented as a poster presentation.
Sage Products, Inc. has given the WOCN Society an unrestricted educational grant to provide a limited number of travel scholarships to support first-time abstract presenters who submit an abstract focused on Preventative Practices for Wounds. Please be sure to check off the first-time presenter button and make sure you choose Preventative Practices under the Wound category.
Online Conference Library

Couldn't make it to Seattle for the WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference? Access all the educational sessions in the WOCN Society's Continuing Education Center (CEC). With your purchase you can download the live audio and session materials, or simply stream and listen to the sessions from the library at anytime, anywhere. You can order online at r call Digitell, Inc. at 800-679-3646.

New WOCN Society Documents

A Quick Reference Guide for Managing Fecal Incontinence

This quick reference guide provides a brief overview about fecal incontinence (FI) and how it is commonly managed. The topics include a definition of FI, information about the prevalence and incidenceof FI, a brief description of bowel physiology, a review of causative/predisposing factors for FI, skin complications, assessment and management issues, and recommendations for future research. Learn more.

This guide is FREE for WOCN members as a WOCN
Member Benefit and can be downloaded by visiting the
Colostomy and Ileostomy Products and Tips: Best Practice for Clinicians


This document provides an overview of the features of the different types of products, pouching systems and accessories used to manage a colostomy or ileostomy, along with advantages and disadvantages. It concludes with helpful tips for emptying drainable colostomy or ileostomy pouches. Learn more.
Members, be sure to log into the Member Center to receive your Member discount!
Help Promote the WOCN Society

Help other WOC nurses fall in love with all of the benefits a membership with the WOCN Society has to offer this season.

Access the new General Member Presentation to promote the Society and its benefits to other WOC nurses by clicking here.

Member Spotlight

From September 12-19, WOCN Society members Katherine Jeter and Linda Moore embarked on a journey to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Jeter and Moore successfully reached the summit on September 18 and have since returned safely to the United States.

Attention Members: Do you have a recent accomplishment that you would like to share with the Society? Email: and you could be featured in next month's WOCNow!

Share Your Story With Us

The WOCN Society has more than 4,900 members who are health care professionals and experts in the care of patients with wounds, ostomies and incontinence. Thousands of patients receive care from these professionals every day. All of them have one story; one story that can inspire and motivate all who hear it.


Are you a nurse with an amazing story about a

patient you have helped treat?

Are you a patient with an inspiring story of recovery?

The WOCN Society wants to hear from you! Share your incredible nurse or patient story today by emailing
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 1, 2013

November 12, 2013

February 17, 2014
2014 WOCN Society Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
June 21-25, 2014

2015 WOCN Society Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas
June 6-10, 2015

2016 WOCN Society Annual Conference
Montreal, Québec, Canada
June 4-8, 2016
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Browse over 60 CE courses with discounts for WOCN members.
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