WE’VE GOT SOME BIG NEWS!
The WOCN® Society is launching a major initiative that aims to support and PROVE the value of wound, ostomy, and continence nurses in healthcare.
WHAT IS IT?
We’ve contracted with a third party to help us gather some crucial information. This collaborative initiative between the Goodwin Group, the WOCN® Society, and its members aims to amass a database of quality measures across WOCN® member facilities to benchmark our rates against national averages to:
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Simply put, the data needed to draw these comparisons and conclusions doesn’t exist today. But with your help, we can create this baseline together and demonstrate how WOC nurses impact the health of patients and create value for their institution and field.
Data to draw these important comparisons and conclusions hasn’t existed in our field—and we’re ready to change that! But we need your help…
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? WHAT HAS BEEN DONE SO FAR & HOW CAN YOU START SHOWCASING YOUR VALUE?
You may recall that we recently asked members for their input related to workplace, compensation, and salary. This survey was created in conjunction with a third party, Goodwin Group, in order to help WOCN® further its strategic goal to quantify the impact of WOC nursing and provide valuable justification for WOC nursing positions. The results are in! View results from our initial Healthcare Workforce Compensation Survey now and register to help us obtain your facility’s publicly reported quality measures next.
WANT EVEN MORE INFORMATION? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED!
New Connected Community
Visit the brand-new, members-only Connected Community, The Value of the WOC Nurse, for resources, tips and insights from other WOCN members.
Tune in to EP. 99, The Value of the WOC Nurse: A WOCN® Quality Improvement Project. In this episode, we sit down with WOCN Quality Indicators Task Force Members, Joyce Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN, FAAN and Jen Hurley, CHCP, CPHQ to discuss this new initiative.
Bite-Sized Learning CEC Course
Visit the WOCN Continuing Education Center to watch the bite-sized learning course, Value of the WOC Nurse: How Do You Measure Up?, for 0.50 Contact Hours. After watching this session, learners will have an understand of nursing sensitive quality measures and the importance of the to the Value of the WOC Quality Dashboard.
There’s more to come on this WOCN® Quality Improvement Project—and we’re SO excited to spearhead this initiative for you, your patients, and the WOC nursing practice. For any questions, please contact Jen Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org.