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Thursday, December 7, 2017   (0 Comments)
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December 6, 2017 
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Dates & Deadlines
Call for Member Spotlight Sessions Deadline
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 11:00 am ET

50th Annual Conference
Registration & Housing will open Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

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Send a letter to your elected officials urging them to support the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2017. This act would correct a quirk in Medicare law that has kept APRNs from signing home health plans of care and from certifying Medicare patients for the home health benefit.
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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 

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

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.
Support Surface Algorithm CE Opportunities
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The Society is now offering an interactive course that provides information and clinical guidance on the benefits of using the Society's evidence- and consensus-based Support Surface Algorithm when selecting a support surface for individual patients in different care settings.

Learn more at wocn.org/SSA.
Click to learn more about the annual conference education rebroadcast
Join us online as we rebroadcast the following popular ostomy sessions originally presented at the 49th Annual Conference. Engage in live Q&A with the presenters and earn CE Contact Hours upon successful completion of the sessions.

Speaker_ Janet Stoia Davis_ RN_ CWOCN_ CFCN Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, 1:00 pm ET
Outcomes of the Consensus Panel for Discharge for the Patient in Home Care with a New Ostomy
Janet Stoia Davis, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
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Speaker_ Joanna Burgess_ BSN_ RN_ CWOCN_ CMLDT Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, 1:00 pm ET
Pediatric Ostomy Complications: A Holistic Approach to Care
Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CMLDT
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The WOCN Society's 49th Annual Conference Education Rebroadcast is supported by an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.
Present at the 50th Annual Conference
 
Click to submit a session proposal There are just two days left to submit a proposal to present at the 50th Annual Conference during the Member Spotlight Sessions.
 
If you conducted research and would like to share your results with the WOC community, if you know a challenge facing WOC nurses or if you are an expert on a clinical topic we want to hear from you!
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Proposals are due Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at 11:00 am ET.
  50th Annual Conference Preliminary Program
Preliminary Program Graphic
 
Check out the 50th Annual Conference preliminary program to view the conference schedule and speaker list.

Continue to check wocnconference.com for more information, as this program will be updated frequently.
WOC Nurse's Experience at NSNA
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Society member Daphne (Weiland) Hodges, BSN, RN, CWOCN, proudly represented the Society and the WOC nursing specialty at the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) 35th Annual MidYear Planning Conference in San Diego.

Nurse's Edition of UOAA's Magazine
 
Click to view The Phoenix magazine Please enjoy this complimentary nurse's edition of The Phoenix, the official magazine of the UOAA.

Don't miss the top articles in this issue:
  1. Medications and the Ileostomate
    Vicki R. Kee, Pharm.D., BCPS
     
  2. Peristomal Skin Care
    Laura Herbe, BSN, RN, CWOCN
     
  3. The Flu With An Ostomy: What to do when you have the stomach flu
    Leslie Washuta, BSN, RN, CWON
     
  4. Mixing and Matching Pouching Systems
    Are systems interchangeable between brands?
    Linda A. Coulter, MS, BSN, RN, CWOCN
     
  5. Vitamin B12 Deficiency
    Why ostomates are at increased risk
    Lisa Andrews, Med, RD, LD
 

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

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

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