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WOCNow: Clinical Guideline for Wound Management Now Available

Thursday, November 21, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kristin Petty
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November 20, 2019
Purchase a Copy of the
New Clinical Guideline Today
The latest publication in the WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline series,  Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease, is available for purchase!

This guideline provides research-based information to improve care and cost-effective outcomes for patients with/or at risk for wounds due to LEVD.

This is the third edition as a result of a systematic search, review, and synthesis of evidence published from August 2010 through December 2017.
WOCN members receive a discount on this publication.
All orders include free shipping.

Click here to view this updated Clinical Resource Guide (CRG) for free.

This 2019 CRG updates the previous 2017 document.This CRG provides an overview of common assessment findings and key characteristics of the three most common types of lower-extremity wounds.
Give the Gift of WOC Nursing
For Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement on December 3, please consider giving to the WOCN Foundation's Fund the Future campaign. Fund the Future aims to create and grow a lasting network of certified wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses.

All generous gifts will help provide scholarships to nursing students who are studying to become WOC nurses and to WOC nurses who are seeking higher education.
You can donate directly to Fund the Future, or you can learn about other easy ways that you can help fund the future of WOC nursing.
Congratulations National Pressure
Injury Advisory Panel!
Congratulations to the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) on officially changing their name to the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP)!

According to the NPIAP, "the new name presents an opportunity to innovate and with that, comes our new more contemporary logo. For NPIAP, the patient will always be at the center (green core) of what we do. The sunrays emanating from the core represent NPIAP's work in reaching out to improve outcomes for patients with education, research and public policy." Visit  www.NPUAP.org  for more information.
Register for the Last WOCNext 2019 Education Rebroadcast Webinar
Join us for the last webinar in a 3-part series of WOCNext 2019 Education Rebroadcasts taking place on January, 29, 2020.

Please note: you must register for the webinar to participate and receive credit. Contact Hours will only be awarded to those who participate in the live webinar rebroadcast(s) and complete evaluations.
This session will review the more chronic and complex dermatological and medical disease states beyond contact dermatitis, folliculitis and candidiasis.
If you missed the 1st rebroadcast, "Parastomal Hernias: A Surgeon and WOC Nurse Perspective", click here to view an on-demand version. The 2nd rebroadcast will be available on-demand later this week. Please note: no Contact Hours will be awarded for on-demand webinars.

These webinars are supported by an educational grant from Hollister, Incorporated. The WOCN® Society does not endorse specific products and services.
Give Your Brain a Break
at WOCNext 2020
Mental breaks are not typically a big focus for healthcare professionals. As a result, they tend to work long hours with little breaks, which often leads to increased stress and frustration and what is known as burnout.

New this year at WOCNext, we will be offering a series of refresh activities for all attendees to take "brain breaks." Each of these refresh activities is designed to help you learn to take the time to reset your physical and mental focus throughout the event with the hope of inspiring you to do the same in your daily life.  More information coming soon!
New Episode of WOCTalk
 

In this episode we sit down with Kevin Emmons, DrNP, APN, AGPCNP-BC, CWCN, CFCN and Lynette Franklin, APRN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP, CFCN, to discuss their session at WOCNext 2019 titled, “Glocal Perspectives on Healthcare: WOC Practice with Diverse Populations”.

To view the recorded version of the session, click here .
Subscribe to WOCTalk so you never miss a new episode!
What Are Your Public Policy Needs?
We're asking all WOCN members to complete a short survey about public policy and advocacy efforts related to the WOC profession. This survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete.

We appreciate your time and contribution to this important public policy process.
JWOCN Open
Access Article
provides practice guidelines on how to assess body and stoma profiles, engage and educate patients, and when to follow up with patients after hospital discharge or product change.

Did You Know? When an article is listed as "open access" anyone without a subscription to the online JWOCN can view the article. Don't forget to share this article with your colleagues who may not normally have access to journal content!
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Statement
 
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society   is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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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