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Celebrate World Ostomy Day

Thursday, October 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Carroll
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October 3, 2018
COMING SOON: Podcast Channel
The WOCN Society will soon release a podcast channel called WOC Talk!

What is a podcast?
A podcast is a series of on-demand audio episodes that focuses on a particular topic or theme. You can listen to a podcast via an app or website on your smartphone, tablet, computer or any internet connected device with speakers.

What is WOC Talk?
WOC Talk is your opportunity to listen and learn more about advocacy, education, and research that supports the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs.

More information will be sent via email in the next few weeks!
IBD And Ostomy Twitter Chat
In early celebration of World Ostomy Day, the WOCN Society and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation will host a live Twitter Chat on October 4, at 3:00 pm ET!

The Twitter chat will include WOCN Society member Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, FACCWS, CWON, Dr. Stefan Holubar from Cleveland Clinic and two individuals living with ostomies to talk about all things Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD).

Join the conversation and use the hashtag #IBDchat.
World Ostomy Day
World ostomy day October 6 2018
Join the WOCN Society, and multiple other organizations, to celebrate World Ostomy Day on Saturday, October 6, 2018!

World Ostomy Day celebrates individuals living with an ostomy or continent diversion and works to spread ostomy awareness and erase remaining stigmas.

How will you celebrate World Ostomy Day? Share your celebrations on social media and use the hashtags #OstomyDayUSA and #WorldOstomyDay.
Upcoming Webinars
Focused On Ostomy Care
Educating Today For Exceptional Outcomes Tomorrow
The WOCN Society will rebroadcast three ostomy sessions from the 50th Annual Conference. These sessions will include a live Q&A period with the presenters. Virtual participants will receive contact hours upon successful completion and evaluation of each session.

These sessions are free to WOCN members and non-members, but registration is required.

Ostomates Without Borders: Nurse Practitioner Led Independent Ostomy Clinic
October 24, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
1.0 Contact Hours

WOC Nursing Management of Parastomal Hernias
November 28, 2018, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
1.0 Contact Hours
Helping Teens Process the Ostomy Event
December 19, 2018, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
1.0 Contact Hours
Call For Abstracts Closes November 1
Do you have a complicated clinical challenge that you successfully managed? Have you completed a research study, process improvement project or developed an innovative program related to the WOC specialty? How about a series of cases with successful outcomes?

If so, consider submitting an abstract for WOCNext, the WOCN Society’s annual conference. The submission deadline is quickly approaching! Submit an abstract by November 1, 2018, at 11:00 AM ET.
Clinical Guideline For Adults With A Fecal Or Urinary Ostomy
The Clinical Guideline: Management of the Adult Patient with a Fecal or Urinary Ostomy provides clinicians with current, available research and/or expert opinion in areas where research is lacking to promote best practice in ostomy care and management.

Order your copy through the WOCN Bookstore. WOCN members receive a discount on all publications! Free shipping is included with all orders.
Dates & Deadlines
October 4, 2018, 3:00 PM ET

October 6, 2018

October 24, 2018, 12:00 PM EST

November 1, 2018, 11:59 PM EST

November 1, 2018, 11:59 PM EST

November 7, 2018, 1:00 PM EST

November 28, 2018, 1:00 PM EST

December 19, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
One of the scariest parts about nursing school is the cost of tuition. Help relieve the fear of financial burden for WOC nurses by "funding the future" of the specialty.

All donations to Fund the Future will go to students who are studying to become a WOC nurse and/or WOC nurses who are pursuing an advanced degree.

Don't be afraid to donate--any amount helps! There are a lot of easy ways that you can Fund the Future of WOC nursing.
Scholarship Application
The fall scholarship application deadline is Thursday, November 1, 2018.

The Accredited Educational Scholarship is for nurses wishing to attend a WOCN Accredited Nursing Education Program.

The Advanced Educational Scholarship is for nurses who are obtaining a higher degree, such as a Master's Degree, Doctoral Degree or a Nurse Practitioner Certificate.
Run or walk for ostomy awareness on October 6 and 13, 2018. If you can not join in person, sign up for a Virtual Run/Walk. For complete details, event locations, registration and fundraising options, visit .
Relive Conference
You can purchase educational sessions from the 50th Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Watch or listen to recordings of sessions with accompanying presentation materials.
Accreditation Statement
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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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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