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WOCNow: Show Us How You're Achieving Results in Your Practice

Thursday, September 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristin Petty
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September 4, 2019
Now Accepting Abstract
Submissions for WOCNext 2020!
Show us how you're achieving results in your practice! Submit an abstract describing a research study, case study or practice innovation for WOCNext 2020. The education and evidence-based research at WOCNext will revolve around the themes of WellnessSymptom ScienceQuality and Clinical Care Innovations to help you think critically, plan effectively and excel in today's dynamic clinical environment. Click here to learn more about our WOCNext themes.

Read important abstract information and deadlines and carefully review the abstract submission process   before submitting an abstract.

A select number of posters will be presented in an  electronic poster (ePoster) format. The abstract submission process is the same for both traditional posters and ePosters. Mark your interest to be considered for this exciting option on the Title page of the submission process. Click here for more information. You will receive notification and additional information if your abstract is chosen for an ePoster.
The deadline to submit an abstract is November 1, 11:00 am EST/8:00 am PST.
Coming Soon!
CEC Back to School Week
To celebrate the start of the new school year, we will be launching one new CEC course every day for 5 days starting on Monday, September 16th.

CEC Back to School Week will feature 5 new courses, for a total of 5.22 Contact Hours and 0.52 Pharmacology Credits. More information coming soon.
Help Fund The Future of
WOC Nursing Students
Did you know the average cost of a textbook for a nursing student is $50? Help cover this cost and make a difference in the life of a nursing student today by Funding the Future of WOC nursing!

There are other easy ways that you can Fund the Future of WOC nursing and get your colleagues involved, too!
Learn How to Reduce the Risk
of CAUTI and IAD
Join us on Wednesday, September 18 for the webinar "Creative Strategies to Manage Female Urinary Incontinence and Reduce Urinary Catheter Utilizatio," presented by Carmen Davis , MSN, RN, CCRN, CNS-BC and Terrie Beeson , MSN, RN, CCRN, ACNS-BC.
This session will focus on alternatives used to disrupt the lifecycle of the indwelling urinary catheter. These management strategies may be utilized to potentially reduce the incidence of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD). Reserve your virtual seat today review case studies and lessons learned to help you keep your patients safe from harm. Learn more.
Free Nurse's Edition of
The Phoenix  Magazine
of The Phoenix, the official magazine of the United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA).

Hot topics in this issue  include:

Bladder Diversion Options
The ins and outs of continent pouches and neobladders
Joanna Burgess-Stocks, BSN, RN, CWOCN and Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN

Laparoscopic Ileopexies 
Using minimally invasive techniques for ileostomy revisions
David E. Beck, MD

Do Patients Need Skin Prep®?
Who should and who shouldn’t use a skin barrier under their pouch
Linda Coulter, BSN, MS, RN, CWOCN

Retained Rectum Output
Why some ostomates experience anal leakage well after surgery
Anita Prinz, RN, MSN, CWOCN

Urostomy Infections
Sure-fire strategies to help reduce the frequency of infections
Janice C. Colwell, RN, MS, CWOCN, FAAN
and Nisha R. Kumar, RN, MSN
New Episode of WOCTalk
Listen to the latest episode of WOCTalk: Collecting Data to Advocate for Additional WOC Nurse Resources.  

On this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Mary Willis, MS, RN, CWOCN and Diane Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN to discuss their recent poster at WOCNext 2019, titled “Collecting Data to Advocate for Additional WOC Resources: YOU CAN DO IT!”

The abstract for Mary
and Diane’s co-authored poster can be found by 
clicking here.

Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode!
Have an Open
Job Position?
The WOCN Society Career Center meets all your recruitment needs. 

Employers can easily post jobs, search the resume bank, access highly-qualified, professional candidates, and set-up pre-screen filters to deliver the best candidates!

Apply for a Scholarship
The WOCN Society Foundation is proud to
offer two varieties of educational scholarships
to nursing students.

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.
The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, November 1, 2019.
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