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WOCNow - July 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011  
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Attention WOCN® Members! WOCN® is strongly committed to offering services and benefits that enhance our members professional development. Therefore, WOCN® has upgraded our Member Center and website in an effort to streamline the resources offered to be more accessible and user friendly. The new Member Center and website features easy-to-use tools to enhance members' experience and expand the ability to network and locate information.


Improvements such as access to your Member ID through your profile and forums that are more manageable and easy to use are just a few of the benefits that accompany the new member center.


Logging into the new Member Center is easy! Simply visit and on the home page enter your username (your email) and "welcome1". Once logged in, you will have the opportunity to change your password and update your personal information. For your convenience, we have emailed members a "How to use the new Member Center" guide that provides the answers to the common questions you may have. Any additional questions please feel free to email us at


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Call for Research Proposals
The Center for Clinical Investigation

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The Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) of the Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) provides funding for research grants for Society members annually. The grants are funded through the generosity of WOCN® Society's corporate partners and WOCN®. CCI expands the existing research base for WOC nursing practice and facilitates WOC nurses to develop their roles as clinical investigators through funded research projects.


CCI is pleased to announce the 2012 Call for Research Proposals for 2012 grants. If you are a member of WOCN®, you are eligible to apply for one of the six grants! View the six grants available. International members are encouraged to apply.


Please submit a Notice of Interest email anytime before the grant submission deadline to Linda Dahle, Program Associate ( if you are considering applying for a 2012 research grant. This is not a commitment, and you can notify CCI later if you change your mind. This allows CCI to send you any updates or resources to assist you.

The submission deadline for research grant proposals is January 30, 2012.

Pressure Ulcer Staging Position Statement

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WOCN® supports universally recognized terminology and descriptors in the staging of pressure ulcers. WOCN® recognizes the importance of staging in the management of acute and chronic pressure ulcers. Accurate assessment, reassessment and documentation are critical for providing evidence of healing, failure to heal or deterioration. Effective communication regarding pressure ulcer staging requires the use of accurate and universally recognized terminology and descriptors.


View the new Pressure Ulcer Staging Position Statement here.


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Please contact the WOCN® National Office at

44th Annual Conference
Save the Date

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June 9-13, 2012
Charlotte, North Carolina
Educating with Ideas for Tomorrow

Call for Abstracts will be opening in August. Registration and Housing will open in January 2012. The Conference website will be up in August.

Be sure to visit to stay up to date on all conference activities.


2011 Conference

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There is still time for you to order the 2011 conference sessions here and view the accepted abstracts here.

If you have not completed your conference evaluation please do so by the end of July. Click here to access your online evaluation.

The site will ask you for your unique ID and password. This was sent to you prior to conference. If you do not have your unique ID, please contact us at Your password is "wocn".


Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease

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This evidence based document is the fourth in a series of four wound care guidelines from WOCN®. The intended audience for this guideline is health care professionals who specialize in, direct, or provide wound care for patients at risk for or with lower-extremity venous disease. It is also based on the best available evidence in the areas of LEVD screening and diagnosis, healing treatments, topical wound therapies and patient management. Containing research from over 150 clinical sources and 6 assessment tools, this product has found its place as the top resource for clinicians providing LEVD services.


Member Price: $20.00


Non-Member Price: $25.00


Click here to purchase now!


WOCN® is now on LinkedIn!

You can now be a part of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) on LinkedIn! The WOCN LinkedIn group was created in late June, and will be a great networking tool for existing members and anyone interested in wound, ostomy and continence nursing.

Find us and request to join the WOCN® group by clicking the icon below or search for "WOCN" on LinkedIn.

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The WOCN® Society is professionally managed by Association Headquarters, a charter accredited association management company.

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

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.