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New CE Course, Pressure Injury Prevention and More!

Friday, November 17, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Carroll
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November 15, 2017 
With an innovative anatomical design and the use of memory foam_ SANDEL ProForm Patient Positioners offer improved pressure relief compared to traditional foam positioning products.1 ProForm positioners are ideal for maintaining proper patient positioning while helping reduce the risk of pressure injuries and potential nerve damage.
Dates & Deadlines
Call for Nominations Deadline
 Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 11:59 pm ET

Call for Member Spotlight Sessions Deadline
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 11:00 am ET

Outcomes of the Consensus Panel for Discharge for the Patient in Home Care with a New Ostomy
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

50th Annual Conference
Registration & Housing will open Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.


Pediatric Ostomy Complications: A Holistic Approach to Care
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, 1:00 pm ET

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington_ North Carolina_ is seeking a WOC Manager to be accountable for patient care on the nursing unit as well as staffing_ scheduling_ managing unit operations_ fiscal management and human resource management.
Public Policy
Contact your members of Congress and ask that they support the Lymphedema Treatment Act
Please
 contact your members of Congress to urge them to support the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017. This would correct a quirk in Medicare law that has kept APRNs from signing home health plans of care and from certifying Medicare patients for the home health benefit.
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Become a Corporate Member to connect with Society members and educate them about your company's WOC products and services that can improve the quality of care and quality of life for patients.
 
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.
Call for Nominations CLOSES TONIGHT
Call for Nominations Open Through November 15_ 2017

The Call for Nominations for open positions on the National Board of Directors will CLOSE TONIGHT, Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 11:59 pm ET.

Nominate members who you believe have excellent leadership qualities to serve for the following positions:
Call for Nominations

Please Note: Full members who are employed by a commercial industry that provides products or services as defined in the WOCN policy are not eligible to serve on the National Board of Directors.
NEW CE Course Awards Pharmacology Hours
 
A NEW CE course, Special Considerations when Managing Lower Urinary Tract Disorders in the Male Patient, presented by Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, will award 1.07 Contact Hours and 0.18 Pharmacology Hours!
New CE Course Awards Pharmacology Hours
This course focuses on education and conservative management of men with lower urinary tract symptoms including stress and urge urinary incontinence and urinary retention.

This course is free for members! Not a member? Join now!
 
Visit the CEC for additional CE courses, certification review courses and archived webinars.
Take the Spotlight at Conference
 
Proposals are due by Friday_ Dec. 8_ 2017_ at 11_00 am ET.Time is running out to submit a proposal to present at the 50th Annual Conference during the Member Spotlight Sessions.

If you can provide expert insight on emerging health conditions and successful outcome measures, we encourage you to take the spotlight and share your expertise with your peers!
Click Here to Submit a Session Proposal
Proposals are due Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at 11:00 am ET.
2017 World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day

World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is to be celebrated on November 16_ 2017
Join the WOCN® Society, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) and multiple other organizations to celebrate World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017!

The goal of World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is to increase awareness for pressure injury prevention and to educate the public on this topic.

On Thursday, Nov. 16, post the logo on social media to show your support and to help spread the word about the importance of preventing and treating pressure injuries.
Each rebroadcast session will have a live Q_A period with the presenter. Participants will receive 1.00 CE contact hour upon successful completion of each session. The sessions are FREE to members and non-members_ but registration is required.
Thank you to everyone who joined us this afternoon for the first Annual Conference Education Rebroadcast session.

The next rebroadcast session will take place in December, followed by the final session in January. Register online for free to ensure your spot is saved!

As a reminder, each session will include a live Q&A period with the speaker and participants will receive 1.00 Contact Hour upon successful completion of each session.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, 1:00 pm
Outcomes of the Consensus Panel for Discharge for the Patient in Home Care with a New Ostomy
Janet Stoia Davis, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
Click Here to Register
 
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, 1:00 pm ET
Pediatric Ostomy Complications: A Holistic Approach to Care
Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CMLDT
Click Here to Register

The WOCN Society's 49th Annual Conference Education Rebroadcast is supported by an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

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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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