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WOCNow: Celebrate WOC Nursing

Thursday, March 8, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jenna Bertini
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March 7, 2018 
Conference Dates
Early Bird Ends April 13

Conference Housing
Ends May 4

50th Annual Conference
June 3-6, 2018
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Society and the WOC nursing specialty by sharing your memories in one or all of the following ways:

1. Complete this short survey

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WOC Nursing Scholarships
WOCN Foundation Scholatship Progrma
Ease the financial burden of your nursing education with a scholarship from the WOCN Foundation Scholarship Program! Apply for a scholarship by May 1, 2018.
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Connect with Society members to educate them about innovative WOC products that can improve quality of care and quality of life.
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.
Submit a Video for WOC Nurse Week

Submit a Video for WOC Nurse Week For WOC Nurse Week 2018, we are creating a video montage (or "Tribute"). We would like you to submit a short video of yourself!
It will only take you a minute to film and submit your video. Submit a video by Friday, March 16!

The first ten members to submit a video will get $10 off their membership dues the next time they renew!
Get Involved with the WOCN® Society
Calling all volunteers If you are interested in enhancing your leadership skills, expanding your professional network and earning professional growth points (PGPs), consider getting involved with the Society.
Complete the online volunteer form by Monday, Mar. 12, 2018.
CE Courses Expiring This Month
The following CE courses will expire this month. Take these courses and earn Contact Hours before they are no longer available in the Continuing Education Center (CEC).
Expiration date: March 17
Contact Hours: 1.13
Expiration date: March 20
Contact Hours: 1.19
Expiration date: March 22
Contact Hours: 1.33

Members have FREE access to CE courses. Not a member? Join now!
Nursing Documentation and Litigation
Don't miss this interactive session at the 50th Annual Conference that will be led by two medical malpractice lawyers!
Debra Weinrich
Debra Weinrich, RN Esquire
Edward Beitz Esquire
Edward Beitz Esquire
Tuesday, Jun. 5, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
1.0 Contact Hours
Errors and omissions in medical documentation can lead to problems in the delivery of medical care, but they can also lead to problems in defending subsequent litigation even when the care itself was properly rendered. This presentation will identify common documentation errors and omissions that are commonly seized upon by plaintiffs attorneys in litigation, strategies to avoid them, and how to deal with any documentation problems in deposition.

Register for Conference
Register for conference by April 13 to receive the Early Bird Discount!
Learn More about the OCA Program
The OCA Program is now live! This continuing education course provides 27 Contact Hours for nurses and prepares non-specialty nurses to provide basic ostomy care under the direction of a certified WOC nurse.

If you are interested in becoming a Course Coordinator and/or bringing the OCA Program to your facility, please click the images below for more information.

Click to learn more about the OCA Program
Click to learn How to Get Started
Intimacy after Ostomy Surgery

Intimacy After Ostomy Surgery Guide The United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA) has a free online guide for Intimacy After Ostomy Surgery. This guide was reviewed by WOC nurse Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN.
The topic of sexual intimacy may be difficult for WOC nurses to discuss with their patients and vice versa. This free online tool may be a helpful resource for you!

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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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