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Celebrate Ostomy Awareness Day

Thursday, October 5, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Carroll
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Ostomate Bill of Rights
Check out the UOAA's Ostomy and Continent Diversion Patient Bill of Rights, which identifies the needs and expectations for people who are currently living with an ostomy or continent diversion.

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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.


Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 
1120 Route 73, Suite 200
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054 

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.
Support Legislation to Allow NPs to Order Home Health Services

A quirk in Medicare law has kept APRNs from signing home health plans of care and from certifying Medicare patients for the home health benefit. Medicare has recognized the autonomous practice of these APRNs for nearly two decades, as they provide the majority of skilled care for home health patients. While these health care professionals are authorized to perform face-to-face assessments of a patient's needs, a physician must certify the assessment.

The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 445/H.R. 1825) would correct this quirk and allow NP's to order home health.

The Society has endorsed this legislation and encourages you to contact your members of Congress and ask that they support The Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act.

Ostomy Awareness Day

Join the WOCN® Society, the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) and multiple other organizations to celebrate Ostomy Awareness Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017!

Ostomy Awareness Day celebrates people who are living with an ostomy or continent diversion to spread ostomy awareness and erase remaining stigmas.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, use the hashtag #OstomyDay2017 on social media to share your journey as a person living with an ostomy or as a clinician working with the ostomate community. Be to recognize all the people who have helped you on your journey.

The webinar, Designing Solutions for Creating a Culture of Safety for the Patient and the Nurse, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, from 1:00-2:00 pm ET, is free but registration is required. Reserve your spot now!

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You can get online access to this guideline, plus all of the Society's guidelines, through the WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline Series for a one time purchase.

 
Don't miss the opportunity to share your research and insights as a WOC nurse with your peers at the 50th Annual Conference!
 
Submit an abstract by Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 11:00 am ET.


Submit a Member Spotlight Session proposal by Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 11:00 am ET.
  • The topic must address the needs of nurses and allied health professionals who care for patients with wound, ostomy or continence issues.
  • Call for sessions is only open to current Society members, not including Corporate Members.


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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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