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Monday, August 27, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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WOCNow July 2012


Do you know someone who would be a great fit with the WOCN Society? Stay tuned for full details on the "Get a Member" campaign and the prize you could win for participating!

In this issue you will find information on: Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Neuropathic Disease (LEND), Google+ and YouTube, members-only Forums and more.

WOCN National Office
Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Neuropathic Disease (LEND)

Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Neuropathic Disease (LEND)

This guideline will promote evidence based assessment, prevention, and management strategies for neuropathic patients, including the millions of patients with diabetes and a myriad of other primary diagnoses. It will also provide a strong impetus for education, offer a framework for future research, and support evidence based clinical practice to improve quality of life for patients and cost effective outcomes for health systems.


Enter promo code LEND2 to receive $2 off your purchase of this product. *Shipping is not included. Promo code expires August 31, 2012.


Member price: $20 - $2 =$18
Nonmember price: $25 - $2 = $23
Member Spotlight
WOCN member, Linda Droste, MSN, RN, COCN, CWCN, CCCN, received the Professional Nurse Award for Clinical Excellence from the Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA).

This award is presented to a registered nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to the nursing care of veterans through excellence in clinical practice. Examples of each area must be addressed:
  • Serving as a role model or mentor for other nurses.
  • Improving nursing care of the veteran through implementing best practices or evidence-based practice.
  • Serving as an advocate for veterans' health care by advancing patient care, legislative action, or participating in local/VISN/national nursing activities.
  • The nominee MUST be a NOVA member and be nominated by a NOVA member or chapter.
Congratulations, Linda!
WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference
Social Media - Google+ and YouTube
In the last issue of WOCNow, you had the opportunity to take a short survey about your social media use. Your responses revealed a lot of good information for the Society to use in our future social media endeavors. Some of the statistics include:
  • More than 55 percent use Facebook
  • Over 50 percent would like to see a WOCN Google+ page
  • Thirty-one percent would like to see a WOCN YouTube page
The Society is listening! We're in the process of setting up Google+ and YouTube pages. Thank you for participating in our survey!

Find us on Google+
What is Google+?
This social network is a collection of different social products. In many ways it's similar to Facebook. Its features include: a Stream, Sparks, Hangouts (a video chat service), Circles (a friend management service), Games and Photos. It integrates your Google accounts, including Gmail and Google Docs.
View our videos on YouTube What is YouTube?

YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch, and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. Ever miss something at a meeting you wish you could have seen? YouTube will allow us to share those moments with you.

Member Benefit - Forums
The WOCN Society recently analyzed our website statistics and found that more than 3,000 posts have been made on the Forums since the launch of the new website last July. The Forums are a venue for members to communicate about special news, events or other information you want to share. The Forums include topics on:
  • Wound
  • Ostomy
  • Continence
  • Professional Practice
  • Coming Soon! Pediatric
Your fellow members of the WOCN Society are the best individuals to ask any type of question relating to wound, ostomy, continence, and professional practice related issues. These Forums provide a support network for questions and inquiries.
Spotlight - Denise M. Robinson, RN, MPH, CHWOCN
Denise M. Robinson was recently recognized at Nursing Excellence Awards 2012. She was awarded in the Staff/Patient Management category.

Denise said, "we have the same shared end goal in mind and that is the delivery of excellent quality patient care. When working relationships are strong and effective, nurses at all levels function as a team and they deliver on their shared goal of high-value patient care."

She is currently the Patient Care Director of Orthopedics/Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University, New York City.

Congratulations, Denise!
About the WOCN Society

The WOCN Society is a professional nursing society, which supports its members by promoting educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence.


Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054


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Key Dates and Deadlines
Call for Abstracts
Beginning of August

November 1, 2012

WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference Website Launch
Beginning of November

June 22 - 26, 2013

Advanced Practice Certification Exam
The highly-anticipated, highest recognition of achievement in WOC nursing, the Advanced Practice Wound, Ostomy and Continence certification exam, is now available! If you are an AP nurse, consider taking one or more of the new exams when your current WOCNCB certification comes due for renewal. Content outlines for the AP exam are now available for download on the WOCNCB website.
2012 Spring Scholarship

Gabriel Valdez Perez

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Pamela Flores Ham

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Lynn MacMaster

Accredited Application


Kelly Chapman

Accredited Application


Gretchen Ward

Accredited Application


Whitney Ruiz

Accredited Application


Christine Shank

Accredited Application


Leslie Linder

Accredited Application


Sarah Trapp

Accredited Application


Ruth Bryant

Advanced Application
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training

In the May issue of WOCNews and the June issue of WOCNow, an article was featured called Pelvic Floor Muscle Training to Treat Urinary Incontinence in Females. One of the author's name was misspelled and missing credentials.


Correction: Bridget Mejza,


Click here to view the article.
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