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July 2014 WOCNow

Thursday, July 17, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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July 2014
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Key Dates and Deadlines
San Antonio, Texas
June 6-10, 2015

WOCN/CAET Joint Conference
Montreal, Québec, Canada
June 4-8, 2016

WOCN Society
Career Center
The WOCN Society is pleased to announce the launch of our new Career Center!

The WOCN Society Career Center makes it easier for job seekers to locate and apply for opportunities in wound, ostomy, and continence nursing.


Click here for more information.

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WOCN Bookstore

Now offering FREE SHIPPING!

Continuing Education Center (CEC)

Visit the Continuing Education Center (CEC) to advance your career.

Browse over 60 CE courses with discounts for WOCN Society members.
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Become a WTA Course Coordinator

The WTA Program is a wound care educational program provided by the WOCN Society and geared toward non-specialty licensed wound care providers and medics/corpsmen.

The goal is to improve and strengthen the wound care team with a flexible education program that will fit many health care settings, including hospitals and health care system settings, home health settings, and the military.


For additional information, visit

Industry Partners

Corporate Members

Click here to view a list of the Society's corporate members.

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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emPOWERed Program: "Advancing Your Professional Practice" R&A Tour 2014!

The cities are set for this fall's "Advancing Your Professional Practice" live presentation. Join your fellow WOC nurses for a presentation from Nancy Tomaselli, MSN, RN, CS, CRNP, CWOCN, LNC, on your role as a specialty nurse at three different Regional conferences this fall:
  • Southeast Region Annual Conference, Thursday, September 18, 2014, 2:00 pm, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Mideast Region 2014 Conference, Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:00 am, Cleveland, Ohio
  • New England Region Annual Conference, Thursday, October 23, 2014, Danvers, Massachusetts
To learn more, get emPOWERed.

Evidence-Based Wound Care Guidelines and Fecal Ostomy Best Practice Mobile App Now Available for Android Devices

The Evidence-Based Wound Care Guidelines and Fecal Ostomy Best Practice, which combines four wound care guidelines and the fecal ostomy best practice to deliver quick answers, is now available for Android devices.
The app covers pressure ulcers, fecal ostomies, lower extremity arterial disease (LEAD), lower extremity neuropathic disease (LEND), and lower extremity venous disease (LEVD).
Purchase the app today for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Android device.
I Deserve a WOC Nurse: Ostomy Care
View the second video in the WOCN Society's three-part series to reach and educate those in need of a WOC nurse. Be sure to share this video with your family, friends, colleagues and patients and direct them to for more information.
New Blog Post: Top Nursing Apps


Did you know that over half of the US population has a

smartphone? In the last three years, usage to access apps and the internet has nearly doubled. Stores, companies and even organizations (WOCN Society included!) are developing apps and doing away with printed material.

The WOCN Society researched the top most-used apps for the nursing and medical field and this is what we found! Read more.


Do you have a great topic that you would like to share with your colleagues? Want to blog but are unsure of what you can write about? Email WOCN MarCom Coordinator Lauren Schoener-Gaynor at, and she will help get you started!

July Member Spotlight


Member Publishes Fast Facts Book

Congratulations to Mary Ellen Dziedzic on publishing Fast Facts About Pressure Ulcer Care for Nurses. The book addresses complex topics such as skin assessment, debridement of wounds and creating an environment of skin care safety while providing resources such as elder abuse hotlines, manufacturer's support services and information regarding appropriate dressings. It was published through Springer Publishing as a part of their Fast Facts Series and is available at Barnes & Noble.


WOCN Society Foundation Donation

Diane Bryant made a donation to the WOCN Society Foundation in honor of Marie Gavin, RN, CWOCN.


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

Thank You

Whether you were able to attend in person or via one of our live streaming sessions, thank you for making the WOCN Society's 46th Annual Conference in Nashville a success! We can't wait to see y'all in San Antonio in 2015!

Coming Soon

The WOCN 2014 Library Pass will soon be available for all conference attendees. Keep an eye on your email inbox for more information!


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The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

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