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MARSI Information, CE Opportunity and More

Thursday, May 21, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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May 20, 2015

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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.

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

1120 Route 73, Suite 200

Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054


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

The WOCN Society was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

Last Chance for Free Webinar Registration


Join us for the first in a three-part series of free educational webinars focused on MARSI.

Topic: Part I: Pre-conference Webinar: The State of the Science: Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI)

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET

MARSI is a relatively new nomenclature for a commonly observed clinical complication. WOC nurses have an opportunity to define and champion best practices for the prevention of skin injuries for patients in all settings. Attend this webinar to ensure you are up-to-speed on this concept and the next steps for WOC nurses. Register now!

2015 WOC Nurse Week Contest Results

During WOC Nurse Week, April 12-18, 2015, members were asked to share their favorite picture wearing their WOC Nurse Week buttons, standing near their WOC Nurse Week posters or holding their WOC Nurse Week brochure.

One lucky winner was chosen at random. Congratulations to Jennifer Bishop, BSN, RN, CWCN! As the winner, Jennifer was awarded with a prize package from the Society, including $75 off a future purchase from the WOCN Society's Continuing Education Center.

Earn CE Credits through Live Streaming

We are live streaming sessions again! If you can't make it to San Antonio, don't miss out on your opportunity to receive cutting edge education through 22 of our hottest sessions.

Sessions are FREE for WOCN Members, thanks to support from Hollister Incorporated. Not a member? Join now and reap the benefits!

New WTA Certification Announced

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) recently announced a new certification category for wound treatment associates. Read our press release to learn more about the new certification. The Society's WTA Program, developed in response to the growing demand for trained wound care providers, will play an integral part in the WTA certification process when it launches this fall.

Have You Viewed Our Website Tutorials?

The WOCN Society has created a video series designed to help you get the most out of our website. The series features a variety of videos, including: how to access and post on the WOCN forums; managing your profile; and many more. The best place to start is learning how to log in to the website and change your password.

Southeast Region WOCN Society Updates

Local Conference

Save the Date for our upcoming conference at the beautiful Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando Florida. "Experience the Magic: Blending the Art and Science of WOC Nursing," will be held from Sept. 10-12, 2015. There will be three preconference contact hours plus 13 contact hours available for conference attendees.

A three hour pre-conference session will be available Thursday morning, Sept. 10, 2015: The Magic of Fistula Care, presented by Karen Edward MSN, RN, CWOCN

We invite you to join us and check out our website for more information.



Last fall, the Alabama WOC nurses successfully hosted "The Future of WOC Nursing in the Capital of Dreams," in Montgomery Alabama. More than 150 nurses attended the educational sessions and networked with colleagues and over 70 vendors in the exhibit hall.


Congratulations to all of our winners at conference. The Alabama WOC Nurses proudly selected Deborah Thedford-Zimmerman for the Alabama State Recognition Award. Vicky Bryan was happily surprised (by colleagues and her family) to be awarded the WOC Nurse of the Year Award. Our conference scholarship award winners were Leah Coulter, Misty Edwards, Candi Haggard, Beverly Higbea and Karen Sanders. Our first-place poster winner was Rhonda Sullivan for her poster "Successful Implementation of a Virtual WOCN Patient Access Program Positively Impacts Healthcare in the Post-Acute Setting."


Leadership Updates

Newest officers as of Jan. 1, 2015:

President: Martha Davidson, MN, BSN, RN, CWOCN (

President-elect: Jennifer Anderson, MBA, MSN, RN, CWCN, CFCN

Director of Awards: Nancy Scott, BSN, RN, CWOCN (

Director of Communications: Nadine Mulligan, BS, RN, CWCN (


*Due to a printing error, this regional update was not included in the most recent In It For You, hence its special inclusion in WOCNow.

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The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited 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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