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New CE Courses and Opportunities

Wednesday, December 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jenna Bertini
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Clinical Decision Making in Support Surface Selection
If you are a nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician or physician's assistant, then the following CE course will help you identify the right support surface at the right time for your patients.
 
The WOCN® Society is now offering an interactive course that provides information and clinical guidance on the benefits of using the Society's evidence- and consensus-based Support Surface Algorithm when selecting a support surface for individual patients in different care settings.
Access the support surface algorithm CE course.
The Right Support Surface for the Right Patient at the Right Time
1. 00 Contact Hour

During this course, you will have the opportunity to learn how this web-based algorithm can be used by the bedside clinician using any mobile electronic device, such as a smartphone, tablet or computer. You will have the opportunity to practice using the algorithm with well-designed case scenarios.

If your facility already uses HealthStream, the course can be found under the CE Center. We encourage you to share this with others at your facility and recommend to your nursing leadership that they assign the course to all staff nurses.

If your facility does not use HealthStream, sign up and access the course for free here.
Register Now
In addition to the CE course, the Society will rebroadcast a popular symposium on the Support Surface Algorithm that was originally presented at the 49th Annual Conference.

The rebroadcast will take place Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 1:00 pm ET, and will feature a live Q&A period with the presenters as well as award 1.5 Contact Hours upon successful completion of the session. The rebroadcast is free to members and non-members. Register Now.
Continence Best Practices to Improve Outcomes
Whether you are an experienced WOC nurse, a new nurse or returning to practice, the following continence-focused CE courses are invaluable learning opportunities to gain an-all around understanding of the latest advances, research and innovation within the continence care continuum.

These courses award contact hours and pharmacology credits and are available on the Continuing Education Center (CEC). Members have free access to the courses. Non-members may purchase the courses or join the Society to gain free access.
Complete the course
Enhancing the Skin Barrier of the Perineal Skin
Jan Kottner, PhD
1.12 Contact Hours
0.33 Pharmacology Credit

This course will describe how the perineal skin is damaged and will explore in detail the underlying mechanisms to enhance and restore the skin barrier function with topical leave-on products.
Complete the course
Managing MASD (IAD & ITD): The Rainforest Phenomenon
Mary Arnold-Long, MSN, RN, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC
1.02 Contact Hours
0.23 Pharmacology Credit

The course will discuss best practice recommendations for prevention and treatment of both IAD and ITD, including over-the-counter and prescriptive interventions.
Complete the course
What the WOC Nurse Needs to Educate Hospital Staff Nurses on Care of the Spinal Cord Injury Patient
Kimberly Masters, MSN, RN, CWCN, CCCN
0.95 Contact Hours

This course will provide knowledge that is necessary to educate hospital nursing staff on proper care of the spinal cord injury patient in bowel and bladder management, prevention of pressure injury and autonomic dysreflexia.
Complete the course
Special Considerations when Managing Lower Urinary Tract Disorders in the Male Patient
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
1.07 Contact Hours
0.18 Pharmacology Credit
 
This course will focus on education and conservative management of men with lower urinary tract symptoms including stress and urge urinary incontinence and urinary retention.

Complete the course
 

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