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WOCNow: WOCN Society Named ASAE Power of A Silver Award Winner

Thursday, July 18, 2019   (0 Comments)
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July 17, 2019
WOCN Society® Named ASAE
Power of A Silver Award Winner
We are pleased to announce that the WOCN Society has been named a Power of A Silver Award winner by The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) .

Each year, ASAE runs a Power of A campaign, which brings attention to the association community’s valuable contributions to society at the local, national and global levels. Through the Power of A Awards, ASAE honors the outstanding accomplishments of associations in the categories of Enriching Lives, Creating a Competitive Workforce, Preparing Society for the Future, Driving Innovation and Making a Better World. The Society was one of 114 entries that the Power of A Awards Judging Committee reviewed in 2019 and one of 24 associations across the United States to be awarded a silver level honor for driving innovation with their digital education initiatives. These initiatives include the Society’s podcast channel, WOCTalk, WOCN Society Clinical tools, rebroadcasted education sessions and bite-sized learning courses. Click here to learn more.
Join Us on July 31st
for a FREE Webinar
Join us on July 31 for the webinar "Convex Product Choices to Improve Patient Care,"  presented by Jill Hammond, BSN, RN, CWOCN, and Donna Sellers, BSN, RN, CWON.
Market research shows there has been an increased use in convex products. This webinar will discuss the what and when of choosing convex product choices to improve patient care. It will also discuss potential risks and contraindications for using convexity.

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Assess need for convexity and understand indications for use
  2. Understand the different convex product options available 
WOCN Society's Evidence-Based Guidelines Makes Top 10
In The ECRI Guidelines Trust
After the closure of the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) website, the ECRI Institute launched a new online repository of clinical practice guidelines: the ECRI Guidelines Trust™. ECRI’s goal is to serve as the go-to repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guideline content, and represent guidelines from nationally- and internationally-recognized healthcare organizations and medical specialty societies. The WOCN Society has two guidelines that met ECRI’s inclusion criteria: 
  • 2016 Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers (Injuries)
  • 2014 Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Arterial Disease 
Director of ECRI Guidelines Trust, Janice Kaczmarek, informed the Society that the ECRI Guidelines Trust performed an audit of the top 10 Guideline Briefs most viewed during the first 6 months of 2019, and the Society’s 2016 Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers (Injuries) was in the top 10. At present, ECRI has nearly 500 Briefs in their inventory. 

Healthcare professionals can register for a free account to access ECRI Guideline Briefs on a variety of topics from national and international organizations. Note that ECRI’s Guideline Briefs include guideline recommendations, but do not include an entire guideline.

All of the Society’s Clinical Practice Guidelines are available from the Society’s bookstore , where the complete guidelines in print and/or the mobile version can be purchased. 

COMING SOON! The Society’s Wound Guidelines Task Force has recently completed an update to the Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (LEVD), and it should be available in print of Fall 2019. In addition, the Task Force has started the process to update the Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Neuropathic Disease.
UOAA Patient Bill of Rights
Research Project
UOAA is conducting its first-ever research study to examine components of the UOAA's patient bill of rights and demonstrate best in practice standard guidelines for ostomy care. The data collected will help make improvements to the underserved ostomy population. 

They are seeking voluntary participants to complete their survey and attempting to reach as many clinicians and medical providers as possible. Participation should take approximately 8 minutes. There are no risks or benefits. Your participation in this important research study is greatly appreciated! 
For questions contact UOAA Advocacy Manager at   advocacy@ostomy.org.

Thank you in advance for being a clinical stakeholder in this important study and helping UOAA work towards a gold standard of ostomy care!
Keep an Eye Out for 
WoundSource 2019 in Your Mailbox!
In a few days, you will receive a complimentary copy of  WoundSource™ 2019 in the mail.  WoundSource  is the leading product reference guide geared towards health care professionals in the field of wound management. 
WoundSource  (cover price - $89.95) is provided as a free benefit to the entire WOCN Society membership.

WoundSource  comes to you clinically-reviewed, fully cross-referenced and organized for easy access to wound care products by category, trade name, patient condition or manufacturer. You may also view expanded product information and resources at WoundSource.com .
Dates & Deadlines
New Episode of WOCTalk
Listen to the latest episode of WOCTalk: The WOCN Foundation Scholarship Program for WOC Nurses

On this week’s episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Carole Bauer, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, OCN, CWOCN and discuss her career, her role as the Chair of the WOCN Society Scholarship Committee and the WOCN Foundation Scholarship Program for WOC nurses.

The WOCN Foundation Scholarship Site will reopen for Fall applications on August 1, 2019 and will close on November 1, 2019.  Click here   for additional information.

Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode!
New Ostomy
Course Available
Earn 1.01 Contact Hours with this NEW Continuing Education course available in the Society's Continuing Education Center (CEC):
JWOCN Open
Access Article
The purpose of the article, Examining Prevalence and Risk Factors of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Using the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Survey is to evaluate prevalence and risk factors of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD).

This just in!
The JWOCN Impact Factor has increased
from 1.586 to 1.627!
WOCNext Library Pass Coming Soon
If you did not get a Library Pass onsite at WOCNext 2019, don't worry! Anyone that registered for WOCNext 2019 will be able to access the free content.

The Library Pass content will be available soon. Look for more information in upcoming Society communications!

New this year: 
earn 3 Contact Hours by accessing select content.
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The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
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