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A podcast channel courtesy of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, WOCTalk is your opportunity to learn more about advocacy, education, and research that supports the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs.
If you think you'd be a good guest for an upcoming episode, you have an idea to share with us, or you would like your questions or issues addressed in an upcoming episode of WOCTalk, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode 23: Preventative Practices for Wounds in a Critical Care Setting
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Rhonda Sullivan, DNP, PhD, MSN, MBA, CWON, LNCC, NE-BC. Dr. Sullivan has 26 years of experience, 19 of which have been dedicated to the wound and ostomy specialties. Rhonda is a Board-Certified Nurse Executive, Wound and Ostomy Nurse and Legal Nurse. She currently serves as a Quality and Safety Clinical Specialist where she serves as clinical support to healthcare facilities seeking to improve patient outcomes. She is a published author, researcher, medical legal expert and international speaker on pressure injury and deep tissue injury prevention. Her recent high scoring abstract at the WOCN Society’s educational event, WOCNext, earned her the Top Scoring First Time Poster Presenter Award in Preventative Practices for Wounds. This poster evaluates the Norton Pressure Sore Risk Assessment Scale (Norton Scale) for use in the critical care setting. Listen in to learn more about Rhonda’s poster and her tips for submitting a successful abstract.
The abstract for Rhonda’s co-authored poster, “New Critical Care Specific Pressure Injury Risk Assessment Tool Demonstrates Excellent Validity and Reliability in a Simulated Patient Environment”, can be found by clicking here.
The co-authors of this poster were Rhonda Sullivan, DNP, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, CWON, LNCC; Elizabeth Barnby, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CRNP; and Shannon Graham, DNP, RN, NE-BC.
Many thanks to Stryker for supporting the Top Scoring First Time Poster Presenter Award in Preventative Practice for Wounds.
Bonus Episode 3: Convex Product Choices to Improve Care
During this special bonus WOCTalk episode, we sit down with Donna Sellers, BSN, RN, CWON and Jill Hammond, BSN, RN, CWOCN of Convatec to speak about the content from the recent supported webinar, Convex Product Choices to Improve Patient Care. This session discussed the what and when of choosing convex product choices to improve patient care along with the potential risks and contraindications for using convexity. Listen in to learn more and on this topic and additional knowledge not covered during the original webinar recording.
This podcast and the webinar were supported by Convatec. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products or services. For a list of WOC patient products and services, please click here.
To view a free recording of the webinar Convex Product Choices to Improve Patient Care, visit the webcasts section of the WOCN Society’s Continuing Education Center at wocn.org/cec.
Additional Resources From this Episode:
Use of Convexity in Pouching: A Comprehensive Review Hoeflok, Jo; Kittscha, Julia; Purnell, Paris
Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing: September/October 2013 - Volume 40 - Issue 5 - p 506–512
Episode 22: Meet the President
In this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Stephanie Yates, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN. Stephanie works as a Nurse Practitioner and Team Leader at the Duke Cancer Center in North Carolina. Most recently, at the conclusion of the WOCNext 2019 event this past June, Stephanie was sworn in as the newest President of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. Listen in to learn more about the personal and professional life of the 22nd President of the WOCN Society, what she is looking forward to as the newest President of the WOCN Society and her tips for new WOC nurses and those looking for volunteer opportunities on a national level.
Founded in 1968, the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of more than 5,000 health care professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and incontinence. To learn more about the history of the organization, click here
Episode 21: The WOCN Foundation Scholarship Program for WOC Nurses
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Carole Bauer, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, OCN, CWOCN. Carole is currently employed as a wound and ostomy nurse practitioner at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan, and has been a certified WOC nurse since 1997.
As an active member of the Society, she is passionate about the development and empowerment of WOC nurses and the WOCN Society; this has motivated to her to seek various roles within the Society, including Member at Large (Board of Directors), a member of the Ostomy Committee, member of the Scope and Standards Task Force and Chair of the WOCN Society Scholarship Committee. In this episode, we speak to Carole about her career, her role as the Chair of the WOCN Society Scholarship Committee and the WOCN Foundation Scholarship Program for WOC nurses.
Because of the awareness of the growing need for wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses throughout the world and a strong belief in the continued growth and success of WOC nursing, the WOCN Society has established a program to award educational scholarships. The partial scholarships are made possible through contributions from individual members, wound, ostomy and continence product manufacturers, private and public donations, endowments, and regions and affiliates, which comprise the WOCN Society.
The WOCN Society Scholarship Committee is a standing committee of the WOCN Society. The scholarship program is operated under the auspices of the WOCN Society Foundation, which raises, maintains and disseminates monies and is accountable for the funding of awards.
Scholarships are awarded to deserving individuals who are committed to working in the specialty practice of wound, ostomy, or continence nursing. Applicants agree to support the WOCN Society's mission and the scope of practice for WOC nursing. Click here to view our past recipients.
The WOCN Foundation Scholarship Site will reopen for Fall applications on August 1, 2019 and will close on November 1, 2019. Click here for additional information.
Episode 20: Peristomal Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury (PMARSI)
On this week’s episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Kimberly LeBlanc, PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), IIWCC, to learn about her expertise and her experience leading up to her co-authored manuscript in the March/April issue of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing titled, Peristomal Medical Adhesive-Related Skin Injury, Results of an International Consensus Meeting. This is an open access article and can be found, by clicking here.
Other co-authors for this manuscript include:
Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN, Cone Health, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Ginger Salvadalena, PhD, RN, Clinical Affairs, Hollister Incorporated, Libertyville, Illinois.
Vicky Pontieri-Lewis, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Mikel Gray, PhD, RN, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, School of Medicine (Department of Urology) and School of Nursing (Department of Acute and Specialty Practice), University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Episode 19: WOCNext 2019: What to Know Before You Go
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Brooke Passy. Brooke is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and the WOCN® Society’s Meeting Manager. During this episode she reviews the ins-and-outs of the WOCN Society’s newly re-branded education event, WOCNext.
WOCNext 2019 will take place in Nashville from June 23-26, 2019. For additional information visit wocnext.org.
If you are a registered attendee, and interested in learning more about ePosters, session handouts or the MyWOCN app, please click use links below.
Click here to view the WOCNext 2019 ePosters. They will be available to view online through July 12, 2019
To access handouts online: Log in to MyWOCN, your personal briefcase of event planning tools, using your badge number and click “handouts”.
To access handouts from your mobile device: Open the MyWOCN app, click "Handouts" on the main menu, log in with your Email Address and Badge Number, select the handout(s) for the session(s) you are interested in.
Turn on/allow notifications within the app to get real-time updates during the event.
Episode 18: The CAUTI Prevention Tool Kit
On this week’s episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Kathleen Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN and Vicky Pontieri-Lewis, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, to discuss an article that was in the March/April issue of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN) titled, “The CAUTI Prevention Tool Kit, A Professional Practice and Collaborative Project of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society”.
This article discussed a collaborative project that the WOCN Society participated in, along with many other organizations, to discuss CAUTI prevention. Kate and Vicky joined us to speak about their role on this project and the article that was co-written as a result of the collaboration.
The co-authors of the article were:
To view the article in the March/April issue of JWOCN, click here.
To view and use the CAUTI Prevention Tool, visit wocn.org/clinicaltools. and click on the link for the ANA CAUTI Prevention Tool.
Episode 17: Addressing Sex and Intimacy: The Ex-PLISSIT Model in Practice
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Bridget Taylor, PhD, MSc, BA(Hons), RN, to get a sneak peek of what to expect during her upcoming session at WOCNext 2019 titled, “Addressing Sex and Intimacy: The Ex-PLISSIT Model in Practice”. Bridget Taylor is a Senior Specialist Nurse in the community palliative care team at Sir Michael Sobell House hospice in Oxford (UK). In addition to her clinical work, Bridget has been a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University for over 20 years, teaching a variety of courses on sexuality, end of life care and research methods. Her doctoral research explored the experiences of sexuality and intimacy for patients and partners of patients living with a life-limiting illness. Bridget has published extensively and her co-authored Extended PLISSIT model for addressing sexual well-being has been widely adopted.
For additional information regarding Bridget’s presentation at WOCNext 2019, click here.
WOCNext 2019 will take place in Nashville from June 23-26, 2019. For additional information visit wocnext.org.
Bonus Episode 2: Progressive Mobility and Pressure Injury: What’s The Link?
During this special bonus WOCTalk episode, we sit down with Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center. During this episode, Dr. Black speaks about the content from her webinar presentation, Progressive Mobility and Pressure Injury: What’s The Link?
Progressive mobility is the graded application of positioning and mobility techniques to return patients to prior levels of function. With critical or prolonged illness, recovery of function is slow and increases the duration of risk for pressure injury. This webinar addressed pressure injury prevention, at all levels of progressive mobility, and the ergonomic issues for nurses with these patients.
This podcast episode and the webinar were supported by an educational grant from Stryker.
To view a free recording of the webinar Progressive Mobility and Pressure Injury: What’s The Link? visit the webcasts section of the WOCN Society’s Continuing Education Center at wocn.org/cec.
Episode 16: Introducing the New Foot and Nail Section of JWOCN
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Tara Beuscher, DNP, RN-BC, GCNS-BC, ANP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, NEA-BC. Dr. Beuscher has been providing foot and nail care for over 25 years. Beginning foot care practice in Senior Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities, she developed the Foot and Nail Course for Nurses in 1996, which has been the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire’s highest-ranking continuing education course since its inception. Dr. Beuscher was on the initial Foot and Nail Care Nurse Exam test development committee with the Wound, Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®). She currently works in the podiatry department for Doctors Making House Calls, a home-based multispecialty practice providing care in homes, independent and assisted living facilities through out North Carolina. She is a very active volunteer leader of the WOCN® Society, functioning as the Lead Nurse Planner for the Society and the Foot Care section editor, a new addition to the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN).
In this episode, we explore Dr. Beuscher’s career, what lead to her passion for foot care, her involvement and success with the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA®) Program and the exciting enhancement to JWOCN that she is spearheading, the Foot and Nail section, available in the May/June issue.
To view, or subscribe to JWOCN, visit jwocnonline.com.
If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for publication in JWOCN, click here.
For information regarding the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA®) Program, visit wocn.org/wtaprogram.
Episode 15: Role of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse in Continence Care
In this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Christine Berke, MSN, APRN-NP, CWOCN-AP, AGPCNP-BC and Secretary of the WOCN® Society. Chris also recently served as the WOCN Society’s Role of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse in Continence Care Task Force Chair and was part of a group of Society volunteers and experts tasked with revising the Role of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse in Continence Care document. This updated document replaces the 2009 version of the Role of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse or Continence Care Nurse in Continence Care. The document was revised by the Task Force between March 2017 ─ October 2018. During the discussion, Chris reveals the purpose of this document, the contributing factors that led to recent updates and tips and suggestions for nurses looking to certify or re-certify in continence.
The Role of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse in Continence Care is a digital resource available in PDF format for download in the WOCN Society’s Document Library. To view the document library, please visit: wocn.org/library. For direct access to the document, click here .
If you are interested in certifying or re-certifying in continence, you can access resources available through the WOCN Society, the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN), and the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®). Additional information can be found here.
If you are interested in purchasing the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Core Curriculum book in Ostomy Management please visit the Society's bookstore at wocn.org/bookstore.
Bonus Episode 1: Guiding Your Professional Future with the Scope and Standards for the WOC Nurse
During this special bonus WOCTalk episode, we sit down with Kathleen Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN, Scope and Standards Task Force Chair to speak about the Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition and the content from the special WOC Nurse Week 2019 rebroadcast, Guiding Your Professional Future with the Scope and Standards for the WOC Nurse: Practical Application of the 2nd Edition of the Scope and Standards.
This session focused on care coordination and collaboration by WOC nurses; ethics in WOC nursing, current issues and trends that influence WOC nursing; future considerations and challenges for WOC nursing; and standards of WOC nursing practice and professional performance based on the American Nurses Association Standards of Nursing Practice.
This session was originally presented by members of the WOC Scope and Standards Task Force during the WOCN Society’s 50th Annual Conference. These WOC nurse experts intrigued attendees with vignettes and practical application hints on how to enhance your professional practice by embracing the scope and fulfilling the standards.
This podcast, the webinar and WOC Nurse Week 2019 were commercially supported by a restricted educational grant from Smith & Nephew.
Interested in purchasing the latest edition of WOC Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition? It is available for purchase in the WOCN Society’s Bookstore at wocn.org/bookstore. We have a special discount running through the end of WOC Nurse Week (April 20) for $5 off your purchase. If interested, use the code NURSEWEEK5 at checkout.
To view a free recording of the rebroadcast of Guiding Your Professional Future with the Scope and Standards for the WOC Nurse: Practical Application of the 2nd Edition of the Scope and Standards, visit the webcasts section of the WOCN Society’s Continuing Education Center at wocn.org/cec.
Episode 14: Pouching Made Easy: Creating an Essential Ostomy Tote for Emergency Room Nurses
Over 100,000 ostomy surgeries are performed in the United States each year, and this number continues to grow. Research has shown that 70% of patients experience postoperative complications, resulting in increased length of stay and higher readmission rates. Ostomates face multiple challenges post-surgery related to leakage, prolapse, herniation, retractions, and necrosis, which can lead to an emergency department (ED) visit. In this episode of WOCTalk, we speak with Cathy Wittenauer, BSN, RN, CWOCN, regarding her co-authored poster, “Pouching Made Easy: Creating an Essential Ostomy Tote for Emergency Room Nurses”. During our discussion, Cathy walks through a collaboration established to bridge the gap in providing competent postoperative ostomy care and additional knowledge to ED nurses to create positive experiences for ostomates during emergency department visits.
To view a description of the poster, “Pouching Made Easy: Creating an Essential Ostomy Tote for Emergency Room Nurses”, click here.
The authors of this poster were Karaleigh Crouse, BSN, RN, CWOCN and Cathy Wittenauer, BSN, RN, CWOCN.
Episode 13: All About Nashville: A Sneak Peek at our WOCNext 2019 Destination
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Deana Ivey, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. to talk about everything Nashville to help us prepare for WOCNext 2019, June 23-26 at the Music City Center. WOCNext is an event for WOC nurses and other healthcare professionals dedicated to providing expert care to patients with wound, ostomy, and incontinence needs. With nearly 60 speakers and over 50 sessions to choose from this year, attendees will leave WOCNext with diverse knowledge and insights into how to best identify, care for, and overcome some of the most challenging issues facing their patient populations.
Listen in to learn more about the sights, sounds, attractions and food to look forward to in Music City while attending WOCNext 2019!
For additional information about WOCNext 2019, visit wocnext.org.
If you’re interested in learning more about what Nashville has to offer, click here.
Episode 12: Using a Collaborative Team to Reduce Pressure Injuries Originating in the Perioperative Division
In this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Laura Phearman, BSN, RN, CPNP, and co-author of a merit award winning poster in the Practice Innovation category at the WOCN Society 50th Annual Conference titled, “Using a Collaborative Team to Reduce Pressure Injuries Originating in the Perioperative Division (POD)”. During our discussion, Laura speaks to us about the formation of an interprofessional operating room hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) prevention workgroup. Since its inception in 2014, this group of individuals worked to review literature and identify evidence-based strategies to implement in the Perioperative Division (POD) to reduce HAPIs.
To view a description of the poster, “Using a Collaborative Team to Reduce Pressure Injuries Originating in the Perioperative Division (POD)”, click here.
Authors of the poster include:
Linda Abbott, DNP, RN, CWON, AOCN; Patricia Pezzella, BSN, RN, CWON; Julia Langin, BSN, RN, CWON, CMSRN; and Laura Phearman, BSN, RN, CPNP.
Episode 11: Transforming Manuscripts to Global Messages: A Discussion with Dr. Mikel Gray, Editor-in-Chief, JWOCN
In this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Dr. Mikel Gray, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN) to speak about his background and career and highlight his experiences serving on the Editorial Board of the Journal. During this episode, Dr. Gray speaks about the global impact of JWOCN, what is on the horizon for the Journal, the manuscript process, how to submit a manuscript and other best practices to get published.
The Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN) is the official publication and member benefit of the WOCN Society. This international journal provides continuing education for the entire scope of the WOC nursing practice and is the authoritative resource devoted to the care and management of patients with wounds, ostomies and incontinence. Original, peer-reviewed articles in JWOCN examine practice and research topics in hospital, home, and long-term care settings.
Membership* to the WOCN Society includes a JWOCN subscription as well as full access to JWOCNonline.com with:
For additional information about JWOCN, visit JWOCNonline.com.
Interested in getting published in JWOCN? Click here for information about how to prepare and submit your manuscript.
*Excludes Allied member type
Episode 10: The Future is Bright for WOC Nursing
In this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Heather Hedges, BSN, RN, CWOCN, and inaugural winner of the WOCN Society’s Future is Bright Award in 2018. This WOCN award recognizes a new WOC nurse within his/hers first five (5) years of practice who is tri-specialty certified and destined to make a significant contribution to WOC care as an educator, a researcher, or in clinical practice. The Future is Bright Award is intended to recognize a new WOC nurse who exemplifies the scope of WOC nursing practice as defined in “WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice”, 2nd Edition.
Interested in learning more about the Future is Bright Award? Nominations are now being accepted for 2019. Click here for more information.
To purchase the WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition, click here. Members save $5 off their purchase!
Interested in making a difference in the lives of nurses pursuing WOC education? Donate to Fund the Future today. Your tax-deductible gift will support educational funding for nurses who are beginning their journey into the WOC nursing specialty and is a meaningful way to show your love and appreciation for that special WOC nurse in your life. Learn more.
Episode 9: A Unique Approach to Neonatal Wound Care
Neonatal wound care often presents unique challenges. In this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Stephanie Furtado, BScN, RN, ET MClScWH, SWO, to discuss her unique approach to a micropreemie patient born at just 24 weeks. Stephanie outlined her approach within her merit award winning poster at the WOCN Society’s 50th Annual Conference in 2018.
To view a description of Stephanie’s poster, “A Unique Approach to Heal a Neonate’s Open Abdomen Using Gentian Violet/Methylene Blue Polyurethane Antimicrobial Foam”, click here.
Episode 8: Basic Ostomy Skin Care: A Guide for Patients and Health Care Providers
People who have a stoma often have many of the same questions and concerns. In this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with co-authors of the Basic Ostomy Skin Care: A Guide for Patients and Health Care Providers, a resource document that addresses answers to some of the most asked questions that people ask about the care of a stoma and the skin around the stoma. While the answers in this resource are meant for the person who has a stoma, there may also be helpful for the nurse as a teaching tool.
The Basic Ostomy Skin Care: A Guide for Patients and Health Care Providers can be viewed in the WOCN Document Library by clicking here.
Episode 7: Setting the Standard for Body Worn Absorbent Products
WOC Nurses are often called upon to make recommendations to individuals or purchasing/procurement representatives regarding body worn absorbent products. While considered a containment strategy for incontinence, these products simultaneously impact skin integrity. The WOCN Society held a consensus conference to identify current clinical practice gaps and define standards of care for individuals using body worn absorbent products for the management of fecal and urinary incontinence. The goal of the consensus conference was to develop evidence and consensus based statements that result in the development of a manuscript and ultimately, an evidence-and-consensus-based decision support tool around this concept. In this episode of WOCTalk, we feature a discussion with four members of the consensus conference regarding their session at the WOCN Society’s 50th Annual Conference, “Setting the Standard for Body Worn Absorbent Products: Results of the WOCN Consensus Conference”.
To view the full conference session, “Setting the Standard for Body Worn Absorbent Products: Results of the WOCN Consensus Conference”, click here.
Want to review more sessions from the Society’s 50th Annual Conference? The full conference library is available for purchase. Choose from the entire package, or individual sessions here
Episode 6: Partnering for the Future – Increasing Access to Care (OCA and WTA Integration)
Do you struggle with not having enough WOC nurses to meet the patient needs in your facility or practice area? The Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) and Ostomy Care Associate (OCA) programs can be a game changer. By training your front level clinicians in the basics of evidence-based wound and ostomy care, the reach of the WOC nursing staff can be extended. WTA and OCA trained clinicians can be your eyes on the ground to help identify issues when they first appear and provide early evidence-based interventions as well as give accurate first-hand information to the rest of the WOC nurse team and providers. During this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with WTA and OCA Course Coordinators to showcase approaches to integrating the WTA and OCA programs into your practice.
Interested in learning more about the WTA and OCA Programs?
For information about WTA, visit: wocn.org/wtaprogram
For information about OCA, visit: wocn.org/ctaprogram
View the full conference session, “Partnering for the Future—Increasing Access to Care (OCA and WTA Integration)”
Want to review more sessions from the Society’s 50th Annual Conference? The full conference library is available for purchase. Choose from the entire package, or individual sessions here
Episode 5: Protecting Your Present and Future: Legal Issues, Being a Witness, EMR Documentation
Proper medical documentation plays a crucial role in the everyday lives of medical professionals. Errors and omissions, whether accidental or calculated, can lead to issues in care delivery and defense litigation--even when the care itself was properly rendered. In this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with two partners from the medical malpractice defense group at White and Williams LLP: Debra Weinrich and Edward Beitz, to discuss being a witness, EMR documentation, legal issues and how medical professionals can protect themselves against medical malpractice.
Interested in learning more about this topic? View Debra and Edwards full conference session, “Protecting Your Present and Future: Legal Issues, Being a Witness, EMR Documentation” here: https://wocn.digitellinc.com/wocn/sessions/3895/view
Want to review more sessions from the WOCN Society’s 50th Annual Conference? The full conference library is available for purchase. Choose from the entire package, or individual sessions: https://wocn.digitellinc.com/wocn/conferences/97/view
Episode 4: Slowing the Flow: Dietary, Fluid & Medication Management of the Patient with a High Output Stoma
To view the full conference session, click here. Want to review more sessions from past WOCN Society annual conferences? The full conference libraries are available for purchase. Choose from the entire package, or individual sessions here.
Episode 3: Deep Tissue Injury: The Future is in Your Hands
Interested in learning more about this topic? View Holly and Oleg’s full conference session, “Deep Tissue Injury: The Future is in Your Hands”. Want to review more sessions from the WOCN Society’s 50th Annual Conference? The full conference library is available for purchase. Choose from the entire package, or individual sessions here.
For a list of WOCN Society recorded continuing education sessions on the topic of pressure injuries, click here.
Episode 2: Development of a Patient Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide
The WOCN Society’s evidence-based clinical tools are perfect for the home environment to aid with transitions of care and to improve patient outcomes. The use of these free online tools increases staff competence by augmenting skill sets in support surface selection, lower extremity wound management and ostomy complications. For information on the Society’s evidence-based clinical tools, visit: wocn.org/clinicaltools.
To demo the Society’s Peristomal Skin Assessment Guides, visit: psag.wocn.org.
Episode 1: Wounds Among Persons Who Inject Drugs
Interested in learning more about PWID or the opioid crisis and the WOC nurses’ role? View Dr. Pieper’s full conference sessions from the Society’s 50th Annual Conference in Philadelphia:
About the Hosts
Kevin Emmons, DrNP, RN, APN, AGPCNP-BC, CWCN, CFCN
Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing
Dr. Kevin Emmons is a Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing, the Director of Undergraduate Traditional Nursing Programs, and Wound Faculty in the graduate Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Education Program at the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden. He currently serves a Director for the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). He is a board certified Adult-Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner, Certified Wound Care Nurse, and is a Certified Foot Care Nurse. Additionally, Dr. Emmons is an Officer in the United States Army Reserves-Nurse Corps and has deployed to Iraq where he closely worked with Iraqi forces and international coalition partners regarding health practices.
Jody Scardillo, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN