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WOCN Society Certification Review Course
Advanced Practice Pharmacology
Fistula Management: A Problem or A Plethora of Possibilities?
Foot and Nail Care: A Review with New Updates
Debridement Options for the WOC Nurse: An Evidence Based Workshop
How to Make Your Grant Writing "The Big Easy"
The Healing Power of Humor
Lawsuits, Technology and Wounds: How Electronic Records Change Your Practice
The Easy Approach to Patient and Family Education
Packing Your Suitcase
Touch, Tenderness and Time: From Mother Teresa's Calcutta to the Modern Bedside
Appearance is Everything: Pharmacology in Wound Care - Phyllis Kupsick
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction - Dr. Don Selzer
Strategies for Preventing Diabetes Related Foot Amputations - Dr. James Birke
Barbara Braden Lecture - Pathology of Wounds - Dr. Paulo Romanelli
Vascular Issues - Harriett Hopf
Product Compatibility in Wound Care - Dot Weir
Nightmares on Wound Street - Sandy Quigley & Adela Valenzuela
Lower Extremity Venous and Neuropathic Wound Guidelines - Myra Varnado
Atypical Wounds - Noreen Nicol
Rectal Cancer: Beyond the APR - Dr. David Beck
Regenerative Medicine and Urostomies: Tomorrow's Medicine Today - Dr. Tim Bertram
Rupert B. Turnbull Lecture: New Laparoscopic Surgeries - Dr. Muldoon
Pediatric Ostomies - Ann Marie Nie & Elliott Douglas
Ostomy Care: A Consensus on Current Level of Evidence and Research Priorities - Jan Colwell & Ruth Bryant
Managing Peristomal Skin Complications - Jane Ellen Barr
Nightmares on Ostomy Street - Colleen Drolshagen & Vicky Pontieri-Lewis
Norma Gill Lecture: Quality of Life Among Long Term Colorectal Survivors with An Ostomy - Dr. Robert Krouse
Managing a Successful Outpatient Ostomy Clinic - Bonnie Alvey
Constipation Bowel Evacuation - Dr. Satish Rao
Thelma Wells Lecture - The Science Behind Cranberry - Lynn Struthers
Model of Bladder Health - Dr. Mikel Gray
Infectious Diarrhea - Dr. Raoult Ratard
Bowel Management Systems - Safety and Efficacy - Diane Bryant
Catheters Management Challenge - Sheila Howes-Trammel
Continence Primer - Dorothy Doughty
Incontinence and CHF - Mary Palmer
The PGP Portfolio: Recertification as a Personalized Continuous Improvement Process - Mary Gloeckner
Health Coaching: A Fresh New Approach to Enhance Self - Management and Outcomes - Colleen Miller
Staff Education: Meet Know White and Her 7 Learners Plus One - Michele Deck
The Transitional Care Model - Dr. Christine Bradway
Clinical Photography: Clarification of Common Problems Facing the Wound Photographer - Marjorie Groom
Public Policy: How to Get Involved - Ricky Garrett
Who Cares for the Caregiver - Glenda Williams
The Human Element of Advanced Technology - Susan Gallagher
Digital Dittybag: Leveraging New Technology and Social Media to Enhance Your Practice - Roy Golden
1. Discuss advances in theoretical and clinical knowledge impacting individuals affected by wound, ostomy and continence issues.
2. Describe examples of evidence based practice and multidisciplinary (integrative) approaches to enhance outcomes in various health care settings.
3. Discuss issues, controversies, challenges and trends affecting wound, ostomy and continence nursing practice.
4. Participate in networking opportunities and collaborations.
5. Describe strategies for implementing, justifying, and marketing the wound, ostomy and continence nurse role.
6. Recognize socioeconomic and cultural challenges in caring for the patient with wound, ostomy and continence needs.
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Evaluation forms should be submitted online during or after the conference. Up to 17.5 contact hours may be awarded for the annual conference. This includes the sessions from Sunday, June 5 to Wednesday, June 8, 2011. The contact hours for the conference symposia and pre-conference offerings will be awarded separately and are not included in the total for the Annual Conference.
**The actual number of contact hours to be awarded for each session is noted in individual session descriptions. Beginner, Expert and Advanced Practice level sessions are featured in this year's program. We have also identified sessions by specific practice areas.**
WOCN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15115.
Selected sessions within this program are pending approval by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Attendees can earn one nursing contact hour (CH) for every hour of educational time and must complete an evaluation for each session attended in order to receive contact hours.
Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply WOCN, ANCC, CBRN or AANP endorsement of any commercial product.
The Great ComeBacks National Awards event is being held during the WOCN Society's 43rd Annual Conference on June 4th 2011! Click here to register for this exciting and inspirational event!