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WOCNow: Protect Yourself with Quality Patient Care Documentation

Thursday, July 2, 2020   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Kristin Petty
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July 1, 2020
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“Don’t Write So That You Can Be Understood, Write So That You Can’t Be Misunderstood”: Medico-Legal Issues in WOC Nursing

This webinar focuses on legal documentation issues and associated aspects of career development supporting clinicians’ legal defensibility.  Learn more.

Contact Hour(s): 1.00
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If you missed any sessions from the live WOCNext 2020  Reimagined  event, or if you want to re-watch any sessions, we have good news!

WOCN members have free access  to the event's evidence-based wound, ostomy, continence, and foot and nail care sessions that have been archived in the WOCN Continuing Education Center (CEC) Conference Library. Not a member?  Join now!

All sessions have closed captioning available. No Contact Hours are available.
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Save the date for this special WOCN Member Business Meeting to celebrate our successes and learn about what the WOCN Society, the WOC Community of Opportunity, has done for you over the past year.

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Check Us Out in USA Today
We’re proud to partner with Mediaplanet Stories on their recently published Personal Health campaign, available in USA Today!

Tara Beuscher, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, ANP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, Lead Nurse Planner for the WOCN Society and Foot and Nail Care Section Editor of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing ( JWOCN), wrote A Guide to Properly Caring for Your Feet , an article on foot care related to diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
NEW WOCN Society COVID-19 Resource
We continue to express our appreciation and gratitude for all that you are doing to deliver care during this time. Thank you for unselfishly carrying out the duties required in this pandemic. See below for a new COVID-19 resource to help you carry out your duties on the front lines.

ANA COVID-19 Free Webinars   
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is offering a FREE COVID-19 webinar series. This series contains 6 different webinars,  click here  to view the complete list and to register. 

Walk for Ostomy Awareness
WOC nurses, future WOC nurses, ostomates, their families, their friends and their employers all walk together. Through education, clinical and emotional support, and dedication to ostomy care, everyone is connected and on the same team. During these unprecedented times the health, well-being and support of each other are more important than ever.

We've created a virtual Fund the Future team for UOAA’s Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k. We're celebrating the 10th anniversary of Ostomy Awareness Day and are proud to share the message that “Ostomies Are Life-Savers!”. This fundraising event helps support UOAA's programs and services benefiting the ostomy community.

Join our virtual Fund the Future team to show your continued support for the ostomy community and your WOC nurse colleagues! This is a great opportunity to get outside and walk "together" for a good cause. When you enter the site click the gray "Join Group/Team" button to register for our team.
For more information on the Run for Resilience Ostomy 5k,  click here .

Please consider making a small donation to Fund the Future to help grow the specialty of WOC nursing and further advance the quality of life for those in need of ostomy care.
Wishing you a wonderful and safe Independence day!
New Episode of WOCTalk
Listen to the latest WOCTalk episode: Girls With Guts.

On this episode, we sit down with Kristen Weiss Sanders, Director of Development for Girls With Guts. Kristen shares with us her own story of having an ostomy, living with Crohn’s disease and her experience on how she became hooked on the sisterhood behind the Girls With Guts organization.

To learn more about Girls With Guts visit their website at or contact them at
Advocate for Additional WOC Nursing Resources
at Your Practice
Check out the new bite-sized learning course now available:

Diane Bryant, RN, MS, CNS CWOCN
Mary Willis, MS, RN, CWOCN
0.25 Contact Hours

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Access Article
The purpose of this case series  Wound Healing in
Low-Pressure Therapeutic Bed is to describe the author's experience during the evaluation of a new AFT/CLP specialty bed.

Did You Know? When an article is listed as "open access" anyone without a subscription to the online  JWOCN can view the article. Share this article with your colleagues who may not normally have access to journal 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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Kristin Petty says...
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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Kelly Martin says...
Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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