WOCN Continuing Education


Continuing Education

Earn continuing education credits in wound, ostomy, and continence care.


Sessions

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Atypical Wounds IV (Advance slides at your own pace - NO AUDIO)

Expiration Date: Jun 16, 2019

Identification: 2013 - AWIV

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 6/16/2015

Expiration Date: 6/16/2019

Format: Slides/PDF only

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
This presentation was developed by the WOCN Society's Wound Committee and will focus on conditions that affect the skin and may result in a full thickness wound, infection, or abscess. These conditions often require a referral to a healthcare provider for further evaluation and diagnosis.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Determine the primary etiology of at least two atypical wounds/skin conditions that are caused by disease or exogenous factors.
  2. Identify the presentation and management of at least three atypical wounds/skin conditions.
  3. Identify characteristics or tests to differentiate atypical wounds/skin conditions.
Disclosures:
Anita Avila, RN, CWOCN; Debbie Bartula, MSN, CWOCN; Deborah Brown, RN, MSN/Ed, CWOCN, CFCN; Huifang Cheng, APN, MSN, NP-C; Elliott Douglass, BSN, RN, CWOCN; Judy Gates, RN, MSN, BC, CWS, FACCWS; Yvette Mier, BSN, RN, CWOCN; Kristy Staebel, BA, RN, CWOCN; Jo Ann Valent, RN, BSN, BC, CWOCN, CFCN have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Building Bridges: Stoma Wound and Continence Education Across the World

Start Date: Jun 14, 2010 10:30am ‐ End Date: Jun 14, 2010 11:30am

Identification: 2010 - 301

Topic: Non-CE

Credits: None available.

Total Credits: 0.00

This course is being offered as a free NON-CE course. Please note, no contact hours will be awarded for viewing this course.

Release Date: 2/3/2011
Expiration Date: 12/31/2012
Renew Date: 12/4/2012
Expiration Date: 12/4/2014
Renew Date: 11/18/2014
Expiration Date: 11/17/2016

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Program Overview:
This conference is a meeting of like minded WOC/Stoma Care Nurses from many countries and cultures. This session will explore how cultural differences in health care delivery and educational opportunities for nurses impacts on the type of stoma wound and continence programs available to nurses in some countries. By implication on the differences in basic health care, nurse education and specialty nurse education will impact on patient expectations and outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify challenges for stoma wound and continence nurse education in countries developing this specialty.
  2. Review the basic differences between education programs around the world and how this may impact on patient care.
  3. Identify methods to foster cultural sensitivity for the WOC/Stoma Care Nurse.
Disclosures:
Carmen George, RN, STN, Vera Lucia Santos, PhD, CWOCN, Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN, Shirley Tyler, MS, RN, CNS, CWOCN, CLNC, Ginger Salvadalena, PhD, RN, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN,
have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free
Members: $0.00

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Turn Your Idea into a Successful Article: How to Get Published

Start Date: Jun 14, 2010 5:00pm ‐ End Date: Jun 14, 2010 6:00pm

Identification: 2010 - 311

Topic: Professional Practice

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 2/1/2011
Expiration Date: 11/17/2018

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
Nurses - ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
This session is specifically designed for participants who have never published or who have become discouraged when trying to publish. It will focus on manuscript development, clear writing, understanding the structure of scientific papers, and what to expect from peer review and the revision process.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
1. Describe the process of manuscript development.
2. Review principles of successful writing.
3. Describe the process to submit a manuscript and the peer review system following submission.

Disclosures:
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Sandra Lee Hartman, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Myra F. Varnado, BS, RN, CDE, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:

There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Pediatric Ostomy Care: Small Stomas, Big Problems

Start Date: Jun 6, 2011 3:45pm ‐ End Date: Jun 6, 2011 4:45pm

Identification: 2011 - 305

Topic: Ostomy

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 8/15/2012
Expiration Date: 8/15/2017

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
Taking care of infants and children with an ostomy can be a challenge to the WOC nurse. The session will provide an overview of the indications for ostomy surgery for children and newborns as well as techniques for pouching pediatric stomas.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
1. Describe indications for ostomy surgery in children/newborns.
2. Discuss management options for children/newborns with ostomies and strategies for pouching complicated stomas.

Disclosures:
Anna Elliott Douglas, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Ann Marie Nie, MSN, RN, CNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Shawneen M. Schmitt, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
- Victoria Schafer, MSN, RN, CWON is a full-time employee in Medical Affairs at ConvaTec.
- Mary Mahoney, BSN, RN, CWON is on the WOC panel focus group for Coloplast.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:

There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Palliative Care

Start Date: Jun 7, 2011 2:15pm ‐ End Date: Jun 7, 2011 3:15pm

Identification: 2011 - GS6

Topic: Professional Practice

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 8/15/2012
Expiration Date: 8/15/2017

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
With the aging of the population and increasing incidence of chronic diseases, WOC nurses are asked to participate more frequently in the care of patients that are receiving palliative care. The speaker will present the current evidence related to palliative care in the managemnt of wound, ostomy and continence conditions.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
1. Differentiate between palliative care nursing and wound, ostomy and continence nursing, as well as identify areas of conceptual similarity.
2. Describe current palliative management strategies as they relate to wound, ostomy and continence conditions.
3. Recommend palliative strategies and palliative care consultation to appropriate patients.

Disclosures:
Jay R. Horton, ACHPN, FNP-BC, MPH, Sandra Lee Hartman, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Bianca Woodall-Jones, MS, RN-BC, CWOCN, Sonya Perry, MSN, RN, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:

There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Continence Primer: Basics of Assessment and Management

Start Date: Jun 7, 2011 4:45pm ‐ End Date: Jun 7, 2011 5:45pm

Identification: 2011 - 414

Topic: Continence

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 8/15/2012
Expiration Date: 8/15/2017

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
Nurses - ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
This session is intended to provide the participant with a basic understanding of normal voiding physiology, and an overview of the various types of incontinence (pathology, presentation, and primary management options). The session will also provide a pathway for first line assessment and management strategies with a focus on correction of reversible factors and identification/management of stress and urge incontinence.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
1. Identify factors critical to incontinence.
2. Describe basic pathology, clinical presentation, and management of common types of incontinence.
3. Describe primary strategies for assessment and management of the patient with incontinence.

Disclosures:
Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN, Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN, Kathleen Francis, MSN, RN, CWOCN, Laurie Callan, MSN, RN, ARNP, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Lower Extremity Venous and Neuropathic Wound Guidelines

Start Date: Jun 8, 2011 8:00am ‐ End Date: Jun 8, 2011 9:00am

Identification: 2011 - 500

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 8/15/2012
Expiration Date: 8/15/2017

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
WOCN Society has recently published the guidelines for LEND. This session will provide an overview of current scientific evidence regarding prevention, assessment, and management of wounds in patients with LEND (Lower extremity neuropathic disease).

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
1. Identify three clinical features in performing assessment of LEND wounds.
2. Discuss three clinical recommendations integral to LEND wound management.
3. Describe three recommendations for preventing Lower Extremity Amputation (LEA).

Disclosures:
Teresa Kelechi, PhD, GCNS-BC, CWCN, Myra F. Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, Sharon L. Cohen, BSN, RN, CWCN, CWS, WCC, CLNC, Rita T. Earl, MN, RN-BC, CNS, CWCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:

- Karen A. Keaney Gluckman, MSN, RN, CWOCN is a consultant on the Medline Wound Care Advisory Board.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Continence Clinical Pharmacology Primer

Start Date: Jun 10, 2012 4:15pm ‐ End Date: Jun 10, 2012 5:15pm
Expiration Date: Mar 20, 2018

Identification: 2012 - 206

Topic: Continence

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 3/20/13
Expiration Date: 3/20/18

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
Nurses - ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
This session offers in-depth clinical pharmacology for advanced practice clinicians regarding pharmacological agents used to treat all types of urinary incontinence including new products on the horizon for tomorrow. Pharmacokinetics (action of the drug in the body over time), pharmacodynamics (biochemical and physiological effects of drugs and the mechanisms of their actions) and drug interactions for these agents will be discussed. Principles of safe and efficacious prescribing in the elderly population will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
1. Discuss pharmacological agents used to treat all types of urinary incontinence including new products on the horizon for tomorrow.
2. Identify common pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug interactions for these medications while recognizing principles of safe and efficacious use in older populations.

Disclosures:
Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, AGSF, Helen Werner, PhD, RN, Marcia Gay-Bales, MSN, FNP, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Surgical Management of the Patient with Ulcerative Colitis

Start Date: Jun 11, 2012 11:00am ‐ End Date: Jun 11, 2012 12:00pm

Identification: 2012 - 301

Topic: Ostomy

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 3/20/13
Expiration Date: 3/20/20

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
Nurses - ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.


To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
This session will discuss the surgical options for patients with ulcerative colitis, postoperative management, ostomy and pharmacoligcal management. The ileal pouch anal anastomosis procedure (IPAA) is often staged in 1, 2 or 3 steps depending on patient acuity, indeterminate diagnosis, or body size. Follow up management involves digital exams, diet and bowel diaries, use of medications and ongoing patient education to ensure a successful and satisfactory outcome with the IPAA procedure. The nurse will develop an awareness of IPAA complications, issues in patient management and treatment that is evidenced based.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
1. Describe the surgical indications and options for patients with ulcerative colitis.
2. Assess the potential complications and associated interventions/pharmacological treatments with an IPAA.
3. Apply the recommended follow up management of patients with an IPAA.

Disclosures:
Michele Rubin, APN, CNS, CGRN, Mary Naccarato, PhD(c), RN, CCNS, CEN, Helen Werner, PhD, RN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Current Issues in Colostomy Irrigation

Start Date: Jun 12, 2012 4:45pm ‐ End Date: Jun 12, 2012 5:45pm

Identification: 2012 - 413

Topic: Ostomy

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 3/22/13
Expiration Date: 3/22/18

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
Nurses - ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.


To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
Presentation of quantitative and qualitative data from a large survey of colorectal cancer patients with ostomies who do and do not use irrigation. Identify aims for additional research.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
1. Discuss current research findings/quality of life for patients with ostomies who perform irrigation.

Disclosures:
Marcia Grant, PhD, RN, DNSc, FAAN, Marilu Dixon, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CWOCN, CFCN , and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
- Victoria Schafer, MSN, RN, CWON, Salary - Employee of ConvaTec Medical Affairs Department - not in sales

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Norma Gill Lecture: Sexual Recovery after Ostomy Surgery

Start Date: Jun 13, 2012 12:00am ‐ End Date: Jun 13, 2012 12:00am

Identification: 2012 - 501

Topic: Ostomy

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 1/8/13
Expiration Date: 1/8/19

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Credit:
1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
The session will explore the impact that ostomy surgery and related treatments have on the patient’s sexuality and function. Strategies for successful sexual recovery post-ostomy will be discussed. How WOC nurses can assist patients to achieve sexual recovery will be explored.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:
1. Explore the effects of ostomy surgery on the patient's sexuality and function.
2. Discuss strategies to enhance sexual recovery post-ostomy.

Disclosures:
Cindi Mosher, MSN, RN, ANP, Marilu Dixon, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, Marcia Gay-Bales, MSN, FNP, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:

There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Merging the Art and Science of Convexity to Meet Our Patients' Needs

Start Date: Jun 23, 2013 11:30am ‐ End Date: Jun 23, 2013 1:00pm

Identification: 2013 - S01

Topic: Ostomy

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 1/6/14

Expiration Date: 1/6/18

Credit Information:
Nurses - ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
Often, the clinician must rely on intuition, personal preference and experience to address the needs of the patient that may require convexity. This presentation will outline what convexity is and discuss common terminology, assessments, and indications for use to ensure adequate wear-time for patients with stomas.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Provide a brief history of convexity.
  2. Review terminology and concepts related to convexity.
  3. Review challenges of emerging products with patient needs .
  4. Discuss implications for the future.
Disclosures:
Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN, CWOCN, Kerry Grant, MSN, RN, CRRN, CWOCN, RN-BC, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
Colleen Drolshagen, RN, CNS, CWOCN, Commercial Interest: Hollister Incorporated, Relationship: Speakers Bureau
Juliette Fulham, BSc, SCN, RGN, Commercial Interest: Hollister UK, Relationship: Salary

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $0.00

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Conversations with the C-Suite

Start Date: Jun 23, 2013 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jun 23, 2013 4:00pm

Identification: 2013 - PP203

Topic: Professional Practice

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 12/4/13

Expiration Date: 12/4/17

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.


DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
Data/information and communication strategies for executive level agency leadership regarding WOC nursing practice will be described. WOCN’s PowerPoint presentation template and Scope and Standard document will be discussed to guide the WOC nurse’s presentation for executive level agency leadership.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe the components of a presentation to executive leadership in relation to WOC nursing services.
  2. Identify tools available through the WOCN Society for a meeting with executive level agency leadership.
  3. Evaluate strategies to effectively communicate specific messages to executive agency leadership using a list of tips for professional presentations.
Disclosures:
Shawneen Schmitt, MSN, MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, AnnMarie Carlin, RN-BC, MS, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
Dea Kent, MSN, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, Commercial Interest: Celleration, Relationship: Speakers Bureau

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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It's Just a Blister! Assessment & Diagnosis of Autoimmune Bullous Disorders (AIBDs)

Start Date: Jun 23, 2013 3:00pm ‐ End Date: Jun 23, 2013 4:00pm

Identification: 2013 - W200

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 12/13/13

Expiration Date: 12/13/18

Credit Information:
Nurses - ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
Not all blisters are benign! Some blisters/bullae can signify and underlying autoimmune skin disease. The purpose of this activity is to equip the learner with knowledge essential for the assessment patients presenting with bulla/blisters and developing differential diagnosis for autoimmune blistering diseases. We will discuss systemic conditions and risk factors associated with AIBDs, as well as, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches for treatment.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Define Autoimmune Blistering Diseases (ABDs).
  2. Describe the key characteristics of autoimmunite blistering disease and diagnostic tests essential for the differential diagnosis of AIBDs.
Disclosures:
Kay Bilse, CWON, AnnMarie Nie, RN, CNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP, FAAMP, Commercial Interest: Acne Products, Relationship: Speakers Bureau; Commercial Interest: Galderma Laboratories, Relationship: Speakers Bureau

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Norma Gill Lecture: Ostomy-Related Quality of Life and Long-Term Adaptations

Start Date: Jun 23, 2013 4:15pm ‐ End Date: Jun 23, 2013 5:15pm

Identification: 2013 - O205

Topic: Non-CE

Credits: None available.

Total Credits: 0.00

This course is being offered as a free NON-CE course. Please note, no contact hours will be awarded for viewing this course.

Release Date: 12/13/13

Expiration Date: N/A

Program Overview:
This session will present research findings related to understanding quality of life outcomes and long-term adaptations in survivors (> 5 years) of rectal cancer and other diseases who are living with an ostomy.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe the determinants of QOL outcomes for individuals living with an ostomy.
  2. Realize the greatest challenges and persistent ostomy-specific issues reported by survivors with ostomies.
  3. Evaluate evidence-based strategies that are currently being tested to support patient’s positive adaptations to ostomycare.
Disclosures:
Virginia Sun, PhD, RN, MariLu Dixon, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, Kay Bilse, CWON, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free
Members: $0.00

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Medical Adhesives and Patient Safety: Results of a Consensus Conference Focusing on Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury

Start Date: Jun 24, 2013 7:00am ‐ End Date: Jun 24, 2013 8:30am

Identification: 2013 - S05

Topic: Non-CE

Credits: None available.

Total Credits: 0.00

This course is being offered as a free NON-CE course. Please note, no contact hours will be awarded for viewing this course.

Release Date: 12/13/13

Expiration Date: N/A

Program Overview:
Skin injury related to medical adhesive use is a prevalent but under-recognized complication that occurs across all care settings and among all age groups. If proper technique for application and/or removal of adhesive products is not used, tissue trauma can occur, impacting patient safety and quality of life and increasing healthcare costs. As little guidance exists in the literature regarding medical adhesive use, a consensus panel of 23 recognized key opinion leaders convened to establish consensus statements on the assessment, prevention, and treatment of MARSI. The consensus summit was held in December 2012 and was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from 3M. This session will be provided by three of the consensus conference participants and will include some of the definitions, statements and research priorities reached by the panel. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear first-hand how minor changes in your practice can have a large impact on patient safety and skin integrity.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify patients at risk for medical adhesive skin injuries.
  2. Articulate methods to increase patient safety when using medical adhesives.
Disclosures:
Ruth Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN, Carolyn Watts, MSN, RN, CWON, Kerry Grant, MSN, RN, CRRN, CWOCN, RN-BC, Denise Cauble, RN, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CWOCN, GNP, Commercial Interest: 3M, Relationship: Consultant

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free
Members: $0.00

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What We Wish You Knew: Navigating Ostomy Curves and Driving Through to Better Understanding

Start Date: Jun 24, 2013 10:00am ‐ End Date: Jun 24, 2013 11:00am

Identification: 2013 - GS4

Topic: Non-CE

Credits: None available.

Total Credits: 0.00

This course is being offered as a free NON-CE course. Please note, no contact hours will be awarded for viewing this course.

Release Date: 12/13/13

Expiration Date: N/A

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify issues that are important to a new and a seasoned patient with an ostomy.
Disclosures:
Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CMLDT, Lois Fink, BS, Carla VanDyke, Diana Franco, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free
Members: $0.00

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Thelma Wells Lecture: Navigational Instruments to Evidence-Based Urinary and Fecal Incontinence Assessment

Start Date: Jun 24, 2013 11:15am ‐ End Date: Jun 24, 2013 12:15pm

Identification: 2013 - C302

Topic: Non-CE

Credits: None available.

Total Credits: 0.00

This course is being offered as a free NON-CE course. Please note, no contact hours will be awarded for viewing this course.

Release Date: 12/13/13

Expiration Date: N/A

Program Overview:
Urinary and fecal incontinence are prevalent conditions and greatly affect the quality of life of its victims. Proper assessment is mandatory in order to provide meaningful treatment. This presentation will navigate available evidence-based urinary and fecal incontinence instruments to assist the continence care nurse in proper assessment of urinary and fecal incontinence.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe criteria for selecting instruments for use in clinicalpractice.
Disclosures:
Jean Wyman, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FAAN, Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN, CWOCN, Susan Steele, PhD, RN, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: Free
Members: $0.00

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Move On Down the Road: Physiologic Hazards of Immobility, Obesity & the Skin: An All New Paradigm for Early Mobility

Start Date: Jun 24, 2013 3:15pm ‐ End Date: Jun 24, 2013 4:15pm

Identification: 2013 - GS5

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 12/12/13

Expiration Date: 12/11/17

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Because of co-morbid conditions, obese individuals are at greater risk for a longer and more complex hospitalization. Many experience the physiologic hazards of immobility. In this session, the relationship among the physiologic hazards of immobility, obesity and the skin will be described. Further, a case study approach is used to explore an all-new paradigm for early and progressive mobility among the patient of size.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Review the changing demographics among patients and caregivers.
  2. Discuss the special risks of immobility, obesity, and the skin.
  3. Explore the strategies for early, progressive mobility and realize the economic impact it has for the health care system.
Disclosures:
Marilu Dixon, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, Zoe Bishop, BSN, RN, COCN, CFCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
Susan Gallagher, PhD, MA, MSN, RN, CBN, HCRM, CSPHP, Commercial Interest: RecoverCare, Relationship: Consultant; Commercial Interest: Saxe Communications, Relationship: Speakers Bureau

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Seeing Purple? Clinical Guidelines for Identifying and Treating Deep Tissue Injury

Start Date: Jun 25, 2013 9:15am ‐ End Date: Jun 25, 2013 10:15am

Identification: 2013 - W400

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Please Note: There is no research based clinical guideline for suspected Deep Tissue Injury (DTI).

Release Date: 12/4/13

Expiration Date: 12/4/17

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
The early identification and treatment of DTI is essential for optimizing patient outcomes. However, the differentiation of DTI from other purple/maroon lesions is complex. The purpose of this session is to give the participant a better understanding of DTI development, clinical guidelines for distinguishing DTI from other purple/maroon lesions, and a review of guidelines for the prevention and treatment of DTI.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify clinical variables that affect DTI development and presentation.
  2. Identify clinical characteristics and assessment principals that will assist with differentiating DTI from other purple/maroon lesions.
  3. Verbalize current prevention and treatment options available for deep tissue injury.
Disclosures:
Kerry Grant, MSN, RN, CRRN, CWOCN, RN-BC, Helen Werner, PhD, RN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:

Jeremy S. Honaker, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Commercial Interest: Celleration, Relationship: Principal Investigator

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $0.00

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Continence Primer: Road Map to Continence Assessment & Evaluation

Start Date: Jun 25, 2013 10:30am ‐ End Date: Jun 25, 2013 11:30am

Identification: 2013 - C406

Topic: Continence

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 2/6/14

Expiration Date: 2/6/19

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
This session will present basic, normal and abnormal voiding physiology to provide a road map to proper assessment, differentiation, and management of urinary incontinence.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Discuss basic assessment, differentiation, and management of urinary incontinence.
Disclosures:
AnnMarie Nie, RN, CNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
Lynette Franklin, MSN, APRN-BC, CWOCN-AP, Commercial Interest: Allergan, Relationship: Consultant; Commercial Interest: Astellas, Relationship: Consultant
Marcia Gay-Bales, MSN, CWOCN, FNP, Speakers Bureau - ConvaTec

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Management of the Adolescent with IBD

Start Date: Jun 25, 2013 3:30pm ‐ End Date: Jun 25, 2013 4:30pm
Expiration Date: Apr 22, 2018

Topic: Ostomy

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 4/23/14

Expiration Date: 4/22/18

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
This session will cover care of the adolescent with IBD, including the medical and psychosocial treatment plan. Adherence, self-management and transition to adulthood will be covered as part of the psychosocial treatment plan.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify key aspects of care of the adolescent with IBD.
  2. Describe medical management of the adolescent with IBD and surgical indications.
  3. Describe Psychosocial care of the adolescent with IBD.
Disclosures:
Maureen Kelly, MS, RN, CPNP, Denise Cauble, RN, CWOCN, Kerry Grant, MSN, RN, CRRN, CWOCN, RN-BC, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Probiotics: Ticket to Preventing Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea

Start Date: Jun 26, 2013 8:00am ‐ End Date: Jun 26, 2013 9:00am
Expiration Date: Mar 17, 2018

Identification: C502

Topic: Continence

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 3/18/14

Expiration Date: 3/17/18

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
This session will begin with an introduction from the speaker on how she became interested in the topic. The speaker will then discuss why we need flora and what they do for us. Clinical trials will be used as a basis for discussion. The session will conclude with practical tips to maximize efficacy.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Explain the term “Probiotic” and give examples of what it is and what it is not.
  2. Describe how probiotics can be used in therapy.
  3. Question and answer evaluation.
Disclosures:
Kelly Karpa, PhD, RPh, Ann Marie Carlin, RN-BC, MS, CWOCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
Marcia Gay-Bales, MSN, CWOCN, FNP, Speakers Bureau - ConvaTec

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Management of the Patient with a High Output Fecal Diversion

Start Date: Jun 26, 2013 9:15am ‐ End Date: Jun 26, 2013 10:15am

Identification: 2013 - O505

Topic: Ostomy

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 2/6/14

Expiration Date: 2/6/19

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
Dehydration is a very common problem encountered by a person with a fecal diversion, specifically the person with a small bowel diversion and ranks high as a reason for hospital readmission. This session will review the suspected etiologies of high output via a fecal diversion and the systemic, dietary and pouching system management interventions to allow the attendee to develop a plan of care for the patient with high ostomy output.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. List three etiologies that contribute to high ostomy output.
  2. Discuss the interventions to develop a plan of care for the patient with high ostomy output.
Disclosures:
Lea Tchato, CWON, Marilu Dixon, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
Janice C. Colwell, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAN, Commercial Interest: ConvaTec Inc., Relationship: Consultant; Commercial Interest: Hollister Incorporated, Relationship: Consultant

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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LEAD With the Right Notes: Get in Tune With the Updated 2014 WOCN LEAD Guidelines

Start Date: Jun 22, 2014 4:15pm ‐ End Date: Jun 22, 2014 5:15pm
Expiration Date: Apr 27, 2020

Identification: W204

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 4/27/2015

Expiration Date: 4/27/2020

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
This session will discuss the recommendations in the WOCN Society’s 2014 updated Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Arterial Disease. This evidence-based guideline was developed by a panel of WOCN Society members. The presentation will address key updates in the following areas for assessment and management of LEAD: key assessment parameters, non-invasive tests, risk factors and co-morbidities, novel biomarkers, nutrition/medications, management of edema in mixed venous/arterial disease and postsurgical edema, surgical interventions, adjunctive therapies, and key strategies in patient/family education for risk reduction.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe updates in the evidence for the assessment and management of wounds due to lower-extremity arterial disease.
Disclosures:
Phyllis A. Bonham, PhD, MSN, RN, CWOCN, DPNAP, FAAN; Patricia Slachta, ACNS-BC, CWOCN; Kathy Tavernelli, MSN, CNP, CWOCN; and Shawneen M. Schmitt, RN, MSN, MS, CWOCN, CFCN, FACCWS, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Out of Step - Atypical Wounds: HIT, Coumadin Necrosis, Necrobiosis Lipoidica

Start Date: Jun 23, 2014 8:45am ‐ End Date: Jun 23, 2014 9:45am
Expiration Date: Apr 27, 2018

Identification: W300

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 4/27/2015

Expiration Date: 4/27/2018

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
Atypical wounds are challenging clinical care events since their identification may initially be obscured. This session will focus on three clinical conditions, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) syndrome necrosis, Coumadin necrosis, and Necrobiosis Lipoidica. Epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, medical/surgical/nursing therapies and pharmacotherapy will be targeted.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe epidemiology, pathophysiology, and risk factors of HIT, CN and NL.
  2. Delineate clinical presentation, medical, surgical, nursing therapies for HIT, CN, and NL.
  3. Explain common pharmacological approaches included in therapy of HIT, CN, and NL.
Disclosures:
Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP, FAAN; Marilu Dixon, RN, MSN, CWOCN, CFCN; Sheryl Tedford, MSN, RN, CWOCN; and Shawneen M. Schmitt, RN, MSN, MS, CWOCN, CFCN, FACCWS, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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The Wound Care Two Step: Integrating Palliative Care Principles into Everyday Practice

Start Date: Jun 24, 2014 9:15am ‐ End Date: Jun 24, 2014 10:15am

Identification: W400

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 4/27/2015

Expiration Date: 4/27/2018

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
This session will discuss the principles of palliative wound care across the care continuum. A focus of this session will be placed on symptom management including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Discuss the concept of palliative wound care across the care continuum.
  2. Apply palliative management strategies to common wound related symptoms.
Disclosures:
Kevin R. Emmons, DrNP, APN-C, AGPCNP, CWCN; Kathy Tavernelli, MSN, CNP, CWOCN; and Shawneen M. Schmitt, RN, MSN, MS, CWOCN, CFCN, FACCWS, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
Marcia Gay-Bales, MSN, MBA, FNP-C, CLNC, CWOCN - Speakers Bureau (ConvaTec). This conflict of interest was resolved according to policy.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Turning the Hemodynamically Unstable Patient in the ICU

Start Date: Jun 25, 2014 8:00am ‐ End Date: Jun 25, 2014 9:00am
Expiration Date: Apr 28, 2019

Identification: W500

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 4/28/2015

Expiration Date: 4/28/2019

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
This session will explore turning and repositioning thehemodynamically unstable adult and pediatric patient in the intensive care unit. Specifically, the panel will described the difference between expected changes in hemodynamic status based upon medications and medical condition and those which define the patient as truly too unstable to turn. Finally, the speakers will discuss techniques to safely turn patients in the ICU.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe proper techniques for turning unstable patients including interventions for those patients who cannot be turned.
  2. Assess recovery to baseline expectations for hemodynamic instability influenced by gravity and patient condition.
  3. Evaluate techniques for positioning the unstable pediatric patient without compromising ABCs.
Disclosures:
C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, ET, CWOCN; Rajiv Malhotra, DO, MS, FCCP; Ann Marie Nie, MSN, CNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN; Patricia Slachta, ACNS-BC, CWOCN; and Shawneen M. Schmitt, RN, MSN, MS, CWOCN, CFCN, FACCWS, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, ET, CWOCN, Speakers Bureau: Molnlycke & Medline, Consultant: Molnlycke & Medline, Honorarium Supported Symposia - Hollister

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Norma Gill Lecture: The Lost Art of Colostomy Irrigations - I Want to Be Free

Start Date: Jun 25, 2014 9:15am ‐ End Date: Jun 25, 2014 10:15am

Identification: O505

Topic: Ostomy

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 4/27/2015

Expiration Date: 4/27/2018

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
This session will discuss why we have lost the art of teaching colostomy irrigations, who are excellent candidates to irrigate, demonstrate how and when patients should be taught and finally, provide testimony from patients who have benefited from routine irrigations.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Outline what patients are appropriate for colostomy irrigations.
  2. Discuss the practicalities of when and how to teach colostomy irrigations.
Disclosures:
Vicki Haugen, BSN, RN, MPH, CWOCN, OCN; Sheryl Tedford, MSN, RN, CWOCN; Ann Marie Nie, CNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN; and Shawneen M. Schmitt, RN, MSN, MS, CWOCN, CFCN, FACCWS, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Wound Care Certification Review Course

Start Date: Jun 6, 2015 8:00am ‐ End Date: Jun 6, 2015 10:30am

Identification: 001A

Topic: Certification Review

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 11/25/2015

Expiration Date: 11/25/2019

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
This session was recorded during the 2015 WOCN Annual Conference. It will provide a brief overview of content addressed in the wound certification exam; the focus will be on test taking strategies and a number of practice questions and test scenarios will be used to review key content areas and test taking strategies. Additional exam preparation resources are available on WOCNCB website, at http://www.wocncb.org/certification/exam-preparation.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify basic test taking strategies.
  2. Outline key factors to be included in wound assessment and wound management.
  3. Describe essential elements of pressure ulcer prevention and management.
  4. Utilize knowledge of leg ulcer pathology to provide differential assessment and management of leg ulcers.
Disclosures:
Dorothy Doughty MN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $80.00
Members: $60.00

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Continence Care Certification Review Course

Start Date: Jun 6, 2015 10:45am ‐ End Date: Jun 6, 2015 1:15pm

Topic: Certification Review

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 11/25/2015

Expiration Date: 11/25/2019

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
This session was recorded during the WOCN 2015 Annual Conference and will provide overview of continence content for CWOCN, CCCN, CCCN-AP certification examinations. Additional exam preparation resources are available on WOCNCB website, at http://www.wocncb.org/certification/exam-preparation.


Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Review continence content for certification examination based on WOCNCB examination outline.
  2. Apply continence content knowledge to practice items.
Disclosures:
Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $80.00
Members: $60.00

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Ostomy Care Certification Review Course

Start Date: Jun 6, 2015 2:00pm ‐ End Date: Jun 6, 2015 4:30pm

Identification: 001C

Topic: Certification Review

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 11/25/2015

Expiration Date: 11/25/2019

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
This course was recorded during the 2015 WOCN Annual Conference and will provide a review of ostomy content to prepare individuals to sit for the WOCNCB Ostomy certification exam. Additional exam preparation resources are available on WOCNCB website, at http://www.wocncb.org/certification/exam-preparation.Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe the physiological results of ostomy surgery.
  2. Discuss implications for rehabilitation in the person undergoing ostomy surgery.
  3. Determine potential early and late complications of ostomy surgery.
  4. Develop a plan for managing the care of a person with a tube, drain or fistul.
Disclosures:
Paula Erwin-Toth, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS disclosed that she has no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $80.00
Members: $60.00

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Breaking Bad: Pharmacologic Impact of Medications on Wound Healing

Start Date: Jun 5, 2016 2:50pm ‐ End Date: Jun 5, 2016 3:50pm

Identification: W200

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 2/24/2017
Expiration Date: 2/24/2019

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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

The WOCN Society was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete and submit the online course evaluation.
  3. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
Wound care clinicians are familiar with the use of medications to treat or prevent skin and wound care problems. However they may be less aware that pharmacological therapies can cause adverse skin events and/or impair wound healing. This session will discuss pathomechanisms for adverse wound healing and skin changes and discuss clinical presentations.


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe impact of pharmacological therapy on wound healing and skin integrity.
  2. Explain the patho-mechanisms of drug-induced skin reactions.
  3. Delineate drugs commonly and rarely causing wound healing impairment/adverse skin reactions.
  4. Describe clinical presentation and therapy for examplar drug-induced skin reactions.
  5. Discuss clinical practices mitigating drug effects.

Disclosures:
Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP, APNC, MAPWCA, FAAN, ANEF
, has disclosed relevant financial relationship or conflict of interest with commercial interest related directly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Management of the High Output Stoma

Start Date: Jun 6, 2016 8:40am ‐ End Date: Jun 6, 2016 9:40am

Identification: O301

Topic: Ostomy

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 2/24/2017
Expiration Date: 2/24/2019

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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

The WOCN Society was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.


DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.


To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete and submit the online course evaluation.
  3. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
Management of the high output stoma is extremely challenging for the clinician, as it is associated with malabsorption, malnutrition, dehydration, reduced quality of life, significant morbidity and mortality, and high health care costs. The etiology can be multifactorial. However, ensuring adequate nutrition and hydration is an integral component of care. Management of these patients is complex and requires an understanding of the physiological alterations that occur in order to understand the treatments employed. Those treatments can include dietary, fluid and pharmacological agents. This presentation will address these physiological alterations along with the roles of nutrition and fluid interventions, and the conventional medications as well as trophic factors enlisted.


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. List the clinical consequences of a high output stoma/SBS.
  2. Discuss rationale for the medications commonly used in the management of highoutput ostomy/SBS.
  3. Intervene in a stepwise fashion to optimize both hydration and nutritional status.

Disclosures:
Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RD
, has disclosed relevant financial relationship or conflict of interest with commercial interest related directly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Navigating Treacherous Terrain: 2nd Line Treatments for Urinary Incontinence

Start Date: Jun 6, 2016 11:00am ‐ End Date: Jun 6, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: C306

Topic: Continence

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 2/24/2017
Expiration Date: 2/24/2019

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.


DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.


To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete and submit the online course evaluation.
  3. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
This session will discuss evidence-based second line treatments for chronic urinary incontinence through case studies for the advance practice nurse including pharmacological modalities, pessary support, and neuromodulation.


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify and employ 2nd line treatment modalities to properly address chronic UI including pharmacological modalities, pessary support, and neuromodulation.
  2. Provide anticipatory guidance regarding these modalities and proper referral for further treatment.
Disclosures:
JoAnn Ermer-Seltun, MS, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN
, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship or conflict of interest with commercial interest related directly to this educational activity.


Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

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Evidence-Based Protocol for Care of Pilonidal Sinus Wounds -Update 2016

Start Date: Jun 7, 2016 11:00am ‐ End Date: Jun 7, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: W404

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 2/24/2017
Expiration Date: 2/24/2019

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

Credit Information:
ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

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.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN endorsement of any commercial product or service.


To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete and submit the online course evaluation.
  3. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.
Program Overview:
First published in 2012, the Harris Pilonidal Sinus Wound Protocol© for post-operative wounds has proven to be a successful method of management for many clinicians. Common mistakes in the care of pilonidal cysts, including missing the signs and symptoms of infection that are peculiar to this wound type, and an update of the Harris evidence based protocol for treatment will be described in order to increase the knowledge base of the learners and assist them in implementing appropriate care in practice.


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of the 2011 evidence-based Pilonidal Sinus Wound Protocol.
  2. Identify new evidence that updates the protocol.
  3. Apply key learnings to own practice.

Disclosures:
Connie Harris, RN, ET, IIWCC, MSc
, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship or conflict of interest with commercial interest related directly to this educational activity.

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00