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Friday, February 24, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Register for the Annual Conference by March 31, at 11:59 pm EDT, to save money on full conference registration or one-day conference registration fees. Take advantage of this deal while it's still hot!
 WOCN members need their member number and email address to register online.
 
This year's Annual Conference will feature renowned clinical experts, poster sessions on the latest industry research, hands-on workshops, a variety of WOC products and hot topics that you don't want to miss, including:
 
Dimitri Beeckman, PhD, RN, BSc, MSc
David Brienza, PhD
Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-c, CWOCN
Saturday, May 20, 10:35 am-11:35 am
 
This session will feature a panel of pressure injury researchers who will discuss current evidence in pressure injury (PI) etiology and current gaps in the research requiring further study. Specifically, the session will explore the etiology of pressure injury development, investigate the differences between pressure injuries and incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) and explore recent research on pressure injury development in the ICU population. The focus of this panel will be to describe what we currently know about PI development, what gaps in our understanding hamper prevention efforts, and suggestions for future areas of research in PI development and prevention.
 
 
Leanne Richbourg MSN, APRN-BC, CWON-AP, CCCN, GCNS-BC
Monday, May 22, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

One of the greatest fears experienced by a person with a stoma is that their pouch will be visible to those around them. The ostomy nurse may not know what works and what doesn't. This session will provide the attendee with a visual survey and up-to-date information of the many available products and techniques used to conceal an ostomy pouch. This information is gleaned from input given by persons with ostomies around the country.



 
Mary Arnold Long, DNP, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC
Saturday, May 20, 3:55 pm-4:55 pm

Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) has received enhanced attention as a contributing cause of pressure injuries, but also as skin damage is often mistaken for pressure injuries. Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) and intertriginous dermatitis (ITD)/intertrigo are unique, yet are often an inter-related phenomenon. This session will review the current literature regarding IAD and ITD, highlighting the evidence, reimbursement and regulatory gaps. The session will discuss best practice recommendations for prevention and treatment of both IAD and ITD, including over-the-counter and prescriptive interventions.

 
Kathleen Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN

Christopher Rorick, MPA
Sunday, May 21, 3:10 pm-4:10 pm

Using our Health Care Agenda as a guide, the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and its members have been engaged in Public Policy and Advocacy efforts on behalf of the profession and the patients that we serve. The political and public policy landscape is ever changing and the impact of legislative and regulatory decisions made in Washington and in state capitals across the nation are felt throughout the health care system. Society leaders will discuss the current hot topics in Public Policy and Advocacy efforts, and share methods for    participant engagement in making a difference.
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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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