In this issue you will find information on the 45th Annual Conference, 3M Skin Award, Great Comebacks, Call for Nominations, new WOCN® magazine, image library, changes to the JWOCN iPad app, and more!
The WOCN National Office
|Opening Keynote at the 45th Annual Conference: Raise Your Voice: Nurses Transforming Healthcare|
Dr. Diana Mason will present this year's energizing opening keynote, Raise Your Voice: Nurses Transforming Healthcare.
This session will explore nurses as innovators in a transformed health care system, highlighting key models of care developed by Edge Runners--nurses who have developed models of care for which there is good clinical and financial outcome data. "Lessons learned" will be shared to help nurses think about how to be innovators in small and large sustainable ways.
Register for the 45th Annual Conference.
|Register for the Great Comebacks National Awards Dinner|
The Great Comebacks® National Awards Event, which recognizes the achievements of people who have overcome Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer and other conditions that can lead to ostomy surgery, will kick off the WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference. Please join us Saturday night, June 22nd, 2013.
Be a part of this amazing evening filled with emotional and inspiring stories of hope, courage and accomplishment from our patients and caregivers.
*Please note that registration for the Great Comebacks® National Awards Event is separate from the registration for the WOCN Conference, and is limited to clinicians attending WOCN Society's 45th Annual Conference.
|3M Skin Award|
The WOCN Society has partnered with the 3M Skin & Wound Care division to offer a new award for WOCN members. This award will recognize the significant contributions of an individual or team for creating and sustaining a skin damage prevention program in their facility that has demonstrated positive patient outcomes.
|Call for Nominations|
The WOCN Society is now accepting nominations for the positions of President-Elect, Director-at-Large Areas #1 & #3 and Nominating Committee Areas #1 & #3. As the WOCN Society continues to evolve and grow, the Society will continue to need high caliber member volunteers whose backgrounds, skills and experience match the WOCN Society's mission and its current and future needs.
As a valued member, we would like you to consider nominating an individual or individuals that would match the qualifications we are seeking.
Click here to see qualifications, election terms, submission information, and to download the nomination forms.
The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, February 25, 2013.
|Name the New WOCN Magazine Contest|
Have you heard? This Spring WOCN Society is introducing a new member benefit--the WOCN Magazine!
This magazine will replace the WOCNews and include some of the features you love about the News with new information on the life and work of the WOC nurse.
To celebrate the new magazine we're asking YOU to help us name it. Click here
to submit your name.
The contest closes on Thursday, February 21, 2013, at 5 pm EST.
|"From the Kitchen of..." Submit Your Recipe!|
We're now collecting patient-friendly recipes to include in the new WOCN magazine. Submit any recipe you like, whether it's a healthy dish, a dish that's easy on the stomach, or a dish that's just good for the soul to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include any other information or background about the recipe. We'll contact if we're going to feature it in the magazine.
Submission deadline is February 28, 2013.
|Member Benefit: Image Library|
As the WOCN Society continues to grow so does our need for images for the Image Library, as its success depends on the submission from our members. The library contains a variety of images related to the care of wound, ostomy and incontinence patients and provides the opportunity to search and download for professional and educational purposes. Submitting is easy to do!
to log in and you will be directed to the library. There you will find a photo release form that must be included with each submission as well as helpful tips on how to correctly reference images once they are used.
|Educate Your Team. Become a WTA |
Recognizing the increasing demand for skilled wound care in all care settings, including the military, the WOCN Society has developed the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Online Course, an educational program designed to increase patient access to skilled wound care providers.
The online course costs $2,500 for a two-year license, plus an additional $100 for each nurse who completes the program.
To apply to be a Course Coordinator and purchase the program, you must:
- Be a member of the WOCN Society
- Be a CWOCN, CWCN, COCN, CCCN, or CWON.
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 continence concerns.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
Key Dates and Deadlines
Coming Soon! 2013 Call for Volunteers
February 25, 2013
February 25, 2013
Members, Non-Members and Students: Register by May 10 to save $60
June 22 - 26, 2013
Browse the WOCN Bookstore
Industry of Interest
will hold its31st Annual Convention April 4 - 7th in New Orleans, LA.
Highlighted sessions of interest can be found here.
Continuing Education Center (CEC)
Visit the CEC
to advance your career.
JWCON on the iPad
Complimentary access to download and view journal content will soon end and sign-in will be required. WOCN members can still access JWOCN free, but they must create a username and password and sign in to view the content.
Look for an email from Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (LWW) soon, or click here for future updates and announcements.
Commission for Case Manager Certification
Click here to view a list of the Society's corporate members.