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WOCNext News: Meet the Speaker, Symposia Registration and More

Friday, April 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristin Petty
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April 11, 2019
Meet the Speaker: Dr. Janice Beitz
Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, MAPWCA, ANEF, FAAN, is a Professor of Nursing for the School of Nursing at Rutgers University, Camden.

Dr. Beitz has over 40 years of nursing experience in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient care settings. She is board certified as an adult clinical specialist in medical-surgical nursing, an OR nurse, an AP WOC nurse, and as an adult NP. She is the Director of the Rutgers Camden WOCNEP. Read more.

Why is this topic important to the WOC nurse and/or the non-specialty nurse?

The topic of acute and chronic neurological disease is of importance to WOC nurses as we can expect to see more cases in the future. For Parkinson’s Disease, the prevalence is increasing due to the aging of the population. Spinal cord injury continues to plague Americans, but usually in the younger population. The session will compare and contrast similarities between PD and SCI.

I became interested in PD because of a special educational program in which I participated. It is called the Visiting Nurse Faculty Program of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and was a wonderful learning experience.

What do you hope attendees will learn from your session?

I hope that attendees will learn that both disorders affect the skin, GI, and GU tracts in ways that we need to understand and address in our care. The changes in the nervous system affect all body systems including the skin, GI, and GU tracts.

How can attendees transform their practice with the information from your session?

The learning about both disorders is really meaningful as it can transform practice. For example, Parkinson’s Disease is mediated by a pathologic protein called alpha-synuclein. This protein affects not only neurons in the brain, but in the skin, GI and GU tracts. PD has symptoms that WOC nurses need to recognize and treat and they need to understand WHY they are seeing them.

How do you come up with the titles for your sessions--they're always so catchy!

I get my catchy titles because I like to read books on humor and visit funny websites. Good patient care starts with good self-care and having a sense of humor is good for personal health (this is supported by substantive research).
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May 27, 2019

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