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Pressure Injuries, New Guidelines & More!

Thursday, June 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Dryden
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Pressure Injuries, New Guidelines & More!
June 15, 2016

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Monday, July 11, 2016
Bylaws Amendments Voting Update
Updating the Bylaws is an important step for the WOCN Society to grow and better serve its members. We are pleased to announce the Bylaws Amendments have passed!

Thank you to all members who participated in the voting process. We value your input.
The winner of the VISA gift card is Barb Ball, BSN, RN, CWCN from Iowa!

Barb graciously accepted, "Wow! Thanks! I always try to vote, but this is fun!"
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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.

NPUAP Terminology Update
As you may be aware, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) recently made updates to the pressure ulcer staging system, including a shift in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury.

The WOCN Society has expressed support for this update, but we recognize that the new terminology may cause some short-term issues in regards to coding, payment, etc. We will continue to share any updates that the NPUAP provides as they work to standardize the terminology.

In the meantime, the NPUAP has provided an FAQ document which features more information on the changes. You may view the FAQ here.
Update to the Pressure Ulcers (Injuries) Guideline

The WOCN Society has updated the Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers (Injuries).

This is an update to the 2010 Guideline for Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers. It is intended for use by healthcare professionals who specialize in, direct, or provide wound care for patients with or at risk for pressure ulcers.

It will be available in the WOCN bookstore soon. In the meantime, you can browse other publications.
Save the Date: New Webinar
We are excited to announce that the first webinar in this year's Partners in Prevention series, led by Susan Scott, MSN, RN, CWOCN, will focus on perioperative pressure injury prevention. After the webinar, participants will be able to: 
  1. Identify the factors that increase the risk of pressure injuries in the surgical patient.
  2. Describe the role of the WOC nurse in creating strategies to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries in the surgical population.
Date: Wednesday, July 20
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Stay tuned for more details, including registration information.
This free webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Sage Products.
Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) Program Update
The WOCN Society is pleased to announce the new WTA Program will launch on July 1, 2016. Watch the video below to learn more.
  • High-level education rooted in the latest evidence-based guidelines.

  • Material is applicable to your professional practice.
  • Certification advantages you won't find anywhere else.
  • Winner of a 2016 Power of A Award.
Continuing Education Center (CEC)

The Continuing Education Center provides practical educational tools to help nurses maximize clinical skills and achieve their personal, educational and professional goals.

Here are a few of the ostomy continuing education courses we provide:
Review all of our continuing education courses.
Calling All Clinical Nurse Specialists!

The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) has launched the 2016 CNS Census and needs your help!

  • The purpose of the census is to collect data to better serve the national issues impacting the CSN practice.
  • Individuals who graduated from a CNS program, even if they are not currently working as a CNS, are strongly encouraged to participate.
  • To participate in the census, complete the online survey.
  • Complete the survey to be automatically entered to win an Apple Watch, an iPad Mini and a $250 NACNS gift certificate.
The online survey is available until December 31, 2016.
Exhibitors Update
At the 2016 Joint Conference, exhibitors had the unique opportunity to market products and offer feedback through an in-person meeting and online survey.
We randomly selected winners of One Free Exhibit Booth for the WOCN Society's 49th Annual Conference, May 19-23, 2017:

Proud Supporter of the Joint Conference
Attending the Exhibitor Feedback Meeting

Participating in the Exhibitor Survey

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