Persons with new ostomies are a vulnerable population requiring complex care management. In addition to learning stoma management during their convalescent period, they often experience impairment of their psychosocial well being, which can effect adjustment to the stoma and hamper efforts to learn self-care. Read more.
Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) are a serious, often preventable problem that increases costs, length of stay and patient suffering. Although well-documented in adults, there is little evidence regarding the pediatric population.
Women with symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) often consult with many different health care providers, increasing the potential for duplication and treatment delay. Multiple referrals can result in increased cost of care and decreased patient satisfaction.
Don't miss the 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety deadline for a chance to win a free trip to the Annual Conference! An individual or up to four members of the winning team will be invited to attend the conference, with the award covering conference registration, airfare and lodging.
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Please complete the online application by Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST.
Visit the Housing page for a list of Society host hotels that are available for your stay during Annual Conference. Reserve your room(s) by Friday, Apr. 21, 2017, to receive the group discount.
It your choice as to where you want to stay. We suggest staying in a host hotel for additional networking opportunities outside of scheduled activities. If you choose to stay outside of the Society hotel block, please factor in the cost to commute.
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