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CDC Campaign Updates, New Legislation and More

Wednesday, May 6, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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May 5, 2015
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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

1120 Route 73, Suite 200

Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054


Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The WOCN Society was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

Last Chance for Free Webinar Registration


Join us for the first of three free webinars in this year's Partners in Prevention educational series: Collaboration between PT & WOC Nurses on Managing Risk to the Lower Extremity.


When: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 1-2 pm EDT

Collaboration is essential as we seek optimal patient outcomes and appropriate product selection. Physical therapists and WOC nurses each bring a unique skill set when considering pressure redistribution methods to prevent pressure ulceration and lower extremity complications. Register for this webinar today to hear two interdisciplinary leaders discuss the benefits of collaboration and the latest on the prevention of heel pressure ulcers!

WOCN Society Responds to CDC


The Society recently reported on the CDC's anti-smoking campaign video that negatively portrayed ostomates. Since our last report, the CDC has altered the online version of the video after speaking with representatives from the United Ostomy Associations of America; however, the televised campaign videos appear unchanged. The Society recently responded to the CDC and further encouraged them to change the campaign. Learn more.

Enhance Your Practice with WOCN Publications


In the latest WOCN Society Blog entry, WOC nurses discuss how they have implemented WOCN Society publications into their practices. Read more.

President Obama Signs Legislation To Remove Barriers to DME Ordering


H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, was signed into law by President Obama on April 16 and includes a provision to remove the requirement that an M.D. must document the occurrence of a face-to-face encounter. This will greatly reduce the burden that many members have had with ordering DME in the past several years, and removing this barrier has been an advocacy priority for the Society. Read more.

One Month Until the Great Comebacks® National Awards Event


If you haven't registered for The Great Comebacks National Awards Event, it's not too late!



Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 pm


Majestic Theatre
224 Houston Street, San Antonio, TX


Attire for this event is casual.


For additional information or to register, click here.


Please note that pre-registration for this event is required.
The Great Comebacks National Awards Event registration is separate from the registration for the WOCN conference but is limited to clinicians attending the conference.

Prepare for Conference with the MARSI Webinar Series


This series will be presented in three parts, and while each session will build upon the content presented previously, it is not necessary to attend all three to expand your knowledge of this critical competency.

Part I: Pre-conference Webinar

The State of the Science: Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury
Thursday, May 21, from 1 - 2:00 pm

Register for the first session and learn more about the webinar series.

This webinar series is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from 3M Health Care.

New Continuing Education Courses Available

Have You Visited the New Apparel Store?


The WOCN Society Apparel Store allows you to get your favorite article of clothing with the WOCN Society's logo embroidered on it. There are hundreds of styles with multiple sizes and colors available for each. There is something for everyone in the Apparel Store.

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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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