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WOCNow: Did You Miss Our Ostomy Webinars? Watch Them On Demand

Thursday, January 17, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Carroll
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January 16, 2019
Vote in the Annual Election
Vote in the 2019 WOCN Society' Annual Election
The WOCN Society's Annual Election is now underway.

This important election will determine the following:
  • President-Elect position
  • TWO Director positions
  • TWO Nominating Committee members
  • The 2019 WOCN Society's Bylaws Amendments
WOCN Full members, Retired members and Lifetime members are eligible to vote and should have received an email containing a link to the election site on Friday, January 11. If you did not receive this email, please contact the WOCN National Office at info@wocn.org.

Another email containing a link to the election site will be sent out within the next week.
On Demand Ostomy Education
Did you miss any of the 2018 webinars focused on ostomy education?

No worries! You can now view the content on demand for free at any time in the Webcasts section of the Continuing Education Center (CEC).

Please note that there is no CE attached to on demand webinars.
Register for WOCNext
Join us in Nashville for WOCNext 2019! Register now for the full event and save up to $50 on registration fees. Don't delay, registration fees will increase after May 3.

Renew your membership before REGISTERING! 
Please make sure that your WOCN membership is up to date before beginning the registration process. This will ensure that you receive the correct savings and a smooth registration experience. Click here to update your WOCN membership.
Want to be awarded a complimentary trip to WOCNext 2019? Learn more about the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety to see if you qualify.
Congratulations South Central Region!
Fund the Future - Region and Affiliate Contest
The Fund the Future Region and Affiliate Contest has ended.

Congratulations to the South Central Region for being the highest contributing Region for the Fund the Future contest!

Thank you to everyone who donated to help fund the future of WOC nurses and the specialty. Your gifts are so greatly appreciated and will make a difference in the lives of the patients we serve!

Just because the contest has ended doesn't mean you can't contribute. Help grow the the specialty of WOC nursing by donating at foundation.wocn.org.
Fall 2018 Scholarship Recipients
The WOCN Society offers a scholarship program through the WOCN Society Foundation, which raises, maintains and disseminates monies and is accountable for the funding of awards. Twice a year, scholarships are awarded to deserving individuals who are committed to working in the specialty practice of wound, ostomy, or continence nursing.

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2018 WOCN Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

Advanced Scholarship
Erika Hefke
Autumn Simms
Molly Stetzer
Cecilia Zamarripa

Accredited Scholarship
Adam Boroughs
Amy Cutshaw
Tina Ramus
Singchia Sexton
Christina Talmage
Wendy Worden

For the complete list of past recipients, please click here.
Dates & Deadlines
WOCN Election Ends
March 6, 2019, 11:59 pm ET

May 3, 2019

May 27, 2019

June 23-26, 2019
Nashville, TN
New WOCTalk Episode

In this episode, we sit down with co-authors of the Basic Ostomy Skin Care: A Guide for Patients and Health Care Providers, a resource document that addresses answers to some of the most asked questions that people ask about the care of a stoma and the skin around the stoma.

Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode!
Open Access Article
Check out the new open access article, Alternating Pressure Overlay for Prevention of Intraoperative Pressure Injury, published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing ( JWOCN) January/February 2019 issue.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a low-profile alternating pressure (AP) overlay system on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs).

This article is open for everyone to view, even if you do not have a subscription to the JWOCN. Share this article with your colleagues.
Accreditation
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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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