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WOCNow January 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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January 2014


In this issue you will find information on the WOCN Society's 46th Annual Conference, the emPOWERed program, the WTA forum, the WOCN Society's CEC, WOCN Society Five Star Continence Products the December member spotlight and more!

The WOCN National Office

Registration and Housing Now Open!

Register now and book your housing for the WOCN Society's 46th Annual Conference in Nashville, TN, June 21-25, 2014.


Learn from industry leaders as you develop and fine tune your skills while networking with fellow WOC professionals.


Register at the early bird price and save up to $60 on registration.
*Please make sure that your membership is current before registering. You will not be able to join or renew during the conference registration process.

The emPOWERed Program Continues in 2014!

As part of the emPOWERed program, the "Advancing Your Professional Practice" session will be held during three Region and Affiliate Conferences.

Visit the emPOWERed page for more information.


"The 'Advancing Your Professional Practice' session helped me rethink 'thinking outside of the box' with a review my role as a WOC nurse and its impact on institutional goals and positive patient outcomes."


More conference dates for 2014 will be confirmed soon!


The emPOWERed program is commercially supported by an educational grant from Smith & Nephew.

New to the Forums: The Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program Forum!

WOCN members currently running the WTA Program, as well as those who are interested in running the program, finally have a place to network and discuss the WTA Program. The Forum provides a support network for WTA Course Coordinators to interact with each other and discuss the ins and outs of running a WTA Program. Ask and answer questions, get feedback, and share your experiences now! Simply log in to and click Forums on the left menu bar to check it out!

Get a Head Start On Your Education in 2014

Get a head start on your continuing education in 2014 from the comfort of your own home!


Purchase sessions from the WOCN Society's Continuing Education Center (CEC) by January 31, 2014, and take $10 off your entire purchase in the Continuing Education section by using promo code: CECJAN14


Member Price: $15
Nonmember Price: $25
Contact Hours: 1.31
Member Price: $15
Member Price: $20
Nonmember Price: $30
Contact Hours: 1.53
Click here for more information.

NAPHNE 3rd Annual Wound Care Institute

You are invited to join the North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education (NAPHNE) for their 3rd Annual Wound Care Institute, Advancing Evidence-Based Guidelines for Wounds, Ostomies and Continence, in Branson, Missouri, March 17-18, 2014.


Speakers include:

  • Barb Bancroft, MSN, RN, PNP
  • Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
  • Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
  • Debbie Fulmer, MSN, RN, CWOCN
  • Diana L. Gallagher, MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
  • Phyllis T. Kupsick, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN
  • Paula Erwin-Toth MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS

To register for the 3rd Annual Wound Care Institute, click here.

Click here for more information, or contact Deanne Blach at 870-715-7508 or

Member Spotlight

Cathy Downey, BSN, RN, CWOCN, received the Employee of the Year award at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. Congratulations, Cathy!

Attention Members:
Do you have a recent accomplishment that you would like to share with the Society? Email: and you could be featured in next month's WOCNow!

Five Star Products


*This fact sheet is FREE to download and can be found in the WOCN Public Library.*

Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD): Best Practice for Clinicians

*This document is FREE to WOCN Society members and can be found in the WOCN Members-Only Library.*

A Quick Reference Guide for Managing Fecal Incontinence

*This document is FREE to WOCN Society members and can be found in the WOCN Members-Only Library. For nonmembers, this document is available in the WOCN Society Bookstore.*
Additional continence related products can be found in the WOCN Society Bookstore, the WOCN Public Library and the WOCN Members-Only Library.
Click here for more information and a special discount!

Share Your Story With Us

The WOCN Society has more than 4,900 members who are health care professionals and experts in the care of patients with wounds, ostomies and incontinence. Thousands of patients receive care from these professionals every day. All of them have one story; one story that can inspire and motivate all who hear it.


Are you a nurse with an amazing story about a

patient you have helped treat?

Are you a patient with an inspiring story of recovery?

The WOCN Society wants to hear from you! Share your incredible nurse or patient story today by emailing

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

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