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Sessions

(O205) Helping Teens Process the Ostomy Event

Dec 19, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Dec 19, 2018 1:00pm


Description:
This session presents a theoretical framework that was developed from a qualitative study with teens (13-18 years of age) examining how teens process the event of having an ostomy. The theory sheds light on how teens process the experience of having an ostomy and how healthcare providers can help the teen move thru the process to get back to their desired “normal” state.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will be able to verbalize one concept in the theoretical framework and identify one strategy for use when working with teens processing the event of having an ostomy.

Credits: 1.00 Contact Hours

Speaker(s):
  • Lynn D. Mohr, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN, Assistant Professor/Associate Chair Women, Children, Family Nursing, Rush University College of Nursing

(O501) WOC Nursing Management of Parastomal Hernias

Nov 28, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Nov 28, 2018 2:00pm


Description:
Parastomal hernias can be a perplexing and frustrating problem for those with an ostomy. This session will describe the etiology of parastomal hernias and their impact on patient quality of life. Both the surgical and the WOC nurse perspectives will be presented, including indications and options for medical or surgical interventions. A surgeon will describe methods for prevention and repair, together with outcomes. The WOC nurse will address challenges to stable, successful pouching, and management techniques that address these challenges.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will better understand strategies that can be used to improve ostomy issues for patients with parastomal hernias.

Credits: 1.00 Contact Hours

Speaker(s):
  • David Stein, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Jo Catanzaro, MSN RN CWOCN, WOC Clinical Nurse Specialist, Drexel University Dept of Surgery
Standard: Free

The Nurse2Nurse App by KCI: A New Revolution in Wound Care Communication

Nov 7, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Nov 7, 2018 1:30pm

The Nurse2Nurse App is a credible, digital community that makes peer-to-peer presentations and trusted Nurse Leaders instantly accessible – creating ongoing opportunities to learn, collaborate and advance in your field.  

Members of the Nurse2Nurse App have access to:

  • Informative and educational wound care posts
  • Individual and group messaging
  • Wound care videos and articles
  • Industry announcements
  • Medical education on advancements in wound care
  • Upload, annotate, and comment on images

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar, the participants will:

  1. Learn what Nurse2Nurse App is.
  2. Understand how to participate/use it.
  3. Hear about how App has helped/benefited clinicians in real life.

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

(O405) Ostomates Without Borders: Nurse Practitioner Led Independent Ostomy Clinic

Oct 24, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Oct 24, 2018 1:00pm

Description:
There is a shortage of nurse practitioner-staffed ostomy clinics that serve patients who had their surgery at another facility or years previously. This lecture will describe an inclusive model for outpatient ostomy care to serve this population. As length of stay decreases, ostomy patients are being discharged home with complex ostomy needs. Most are cancer survivors. This forgotten and underserved community is entitled to care and counseling from a certified ostomy practitioner. Nurse practitioners are uniquely positioned to evaluate ostomy-related medical conditions, educate patients and their caregivers, and prescribe appropriate products and treatments in the outpatient setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will have a better understanding of the challenges ostomates face in the outpatient setting and the obstacles to establishing a nurse practitioner led outpatient ostomy clinic.

Credits: 1.00 Contact Hours

Speaker(s):
  • Stephanie Ingram, BS, RN, CWOCN, WOC Nurse Specialist, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel
  • Rebecca Poleshuck, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Wound and Continence Specialist, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Michael Willis, RN, CWON, DNP, ANP-C, Wound Ostomy Specialists, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Standard: Free

Designing Solutions for Creating a Culture of Safety for the Patient and the Nurse

Oct 18, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Oct 18, 2017 2:00pm

Session Description:
This session will address how intense or prolonged pressure seen with immobility can lead to deep tissue pressure injury. Gaining mobility for patients can lead to back and shoulder injury in the caregiver, however. Building a resilient culture for sustainable change will be addressed, along with a focus on skin and safe patient handling to reduce pressure injury.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify ergonomic risk factors for work related patient handling injuries, and strategies to develop an interprofessional program that addresses early mobility/safe patient handling/pressure injury prevention and fall prevention.
  2. Describe safe patient handling strategies that reduce the intensity and duration of pressure and shear on the skin and soft tissue for bedridden and early ambulating patients.

This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Sage Products. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.


Speaker(s):
Standard: Free

Changing Your Viewfinder: Culture of Safety for the Patient and the Nurse

Jul 19, 2017 1:00pm ‐ Jul 19, 2017 2:00pm

Session Description:
Safety for our patients is a high priority in every unit, and this demand for patient care excellence increases every day, week and year. In our complex systems, we need to understand the inherent fallibility in humans as well as the risk of system failure associated with equipment and devices used in tightly inter-woven work processes. Organizations that strive to create high reliability around error reduction demonstrates four cultural characteristics: (1) preoccupation with failure, (2) reluctance to simplify interpretations, (3) sensitivity to operations/systems, and (4) commitment to resilience (working until it is fixed) with a willingness to take action.

The importance of preventing hospital acquired skin injuries and achieving early mobilization while protecting the caregiver from injury is part of a strong safety culture. We can deliver value to our patients and our facilities by creating a culture of safety to protect patients from harm while ensuring safety of the caregiver.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Create the link of advocacy to fundamental nursing care practices and a healthy nurse.
  2. Discuss transforming a culture that creates safety for the patient and staff while achieving evidence based outcomes.
  3. Understand the current state of the practice for early mobility, pressure injury prevention, safe patient handling, and falls.

This webinar is supported by an educational grant from Sage Products. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.


Speaker(s):
Standard: Free

Can You Hear Me Now? Having Your Voice Heard in the Value Analysis Process

Nov 9, 2016 1:00pm ‐ Nov 9, 2016 2:00pm

WOC nursing has witnessed first-hand the impact of change in healthcare. As our country moves forward with a value based purchasing model, the ripple effect of cost containment and cost avoidance has hit our supply closets. It’s no longer ‘business as usual’ when it comes to wound/ostomy/continence product choices. It is incumbent upon us to understand how to collaborate on the purchasing side of our organizations, learn new strategies, and position ourselves offensively for success. This program will give some ideas on how to appropriately represent WOC supply needs at the Value Analysis table and speak with a voice that can be heard.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the Value Analysis process.
  2. Identify at least 2 behaviors that influence success in negotiating/collaborating with Value Analysis.
  3. Discuss the attributes of Emotional Intelligence and how it relates to the role of the WOC nurse.

This webinar is supported by an un-restricted educational grant from Sage Products.

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

Speaker(s):
  • Sue Creehan, MSN, RN, CWON, Program Manager, VCU Health
Standard: Free

Progress and Challenges in Perioperative Pressure Ulcer (Injury) Prevention

Jul 20, 2016 1:00pm ‐ Jul 20, 2016 2:00pm

The incidence of perioperative pressure injuries (PPI) over the past 5 years has NOT decreased but increased (Chen, 2012). According to a 2014 publication from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel the incident rate for pressure injuries attributed to the operating room ranges from 5% to 53.4% (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, 2014). As a result, substantial patient harm has been reported leading to complications, disfigurement, disability, and death. Despite published guidelines specific to the operating room (OR) significant gaps in knowledge, practice, and research exist.

Keys to PPI prevention include developing a strategic plan to address factors in all phases of perioperative care. This program will describe how to develop a clinical improvement strategy for reducing PI in surgical patients by implementing a comprehensive Perioperative Pressure Injury Prevention Program (PPPIP). Learn how to use tools such as the Scott Trigger Gap Analysis template, SWOT analysis, the Scott Triggers®, and an OR Skin Bundle to improve patient safety and strive toward the ultimate goal of zero patient harm.

Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the factors that increase the risk of pressure injuries in the surgical patient.
  2. Describe the role of the WOC nurse in creating strategies to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure injuries in the surgical population.
 

This webinar is supported by an un-restricted educational grant from Sage Products.

 

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

Speaker(s):
  • Susan M. Scott, MSN, RN, WOC Nurse, PS/QI Educator, UTHSC College of Medicine, Office of Graduate Medical Education
Standard: Free

From Hygienic Task to Preventive Intervention: Preventing and Managing Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Oct 21, 2015 1:00pm ‐ Oct 21, 2015 2:00pm

It has been 10 years since a meeting in Chicago resulted in the term Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) and its first related consensus document. The WOCN Society and Sage Products invite you to join Mikel Gray and Denise Nix for a webinar as they explore the evolution of IAD prevention and management from hygienic task to critical intervention bundles for patient safety. This webinar will present current best evidence and best practices for assessment, prevention and management of IAD in the critical care setting.  Whether you are a critical care nurse or WOC nurse who consults in the ICU, the information in this webinar will inform your efforts at both IAD and pressure ulcer prevention in the context of moisture management.

Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Review the etiology, causes and epidemiology of IAD in the critical care unit.
  2. Discuss the natural history of IAD in the acute and critical care settings and its relationship to pressure ulcer risk.
  3. Identify strategies to prevent IAD in the critical care unit, and its incorporation into preventive care bundles for hospital acquired pressure ulcers and catheter associated urinary tract infection.
  4. Outline strategies for managing IAD in the critical are unit, including strategies for containing urinary and fecal incontinence.

This webinar is supported by an un-restricted educational grant from Sage Products.

 

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

Speaker(s):
  • Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor, University of Virginia
  • Denise Nix, MS, RN, CWOCN, WOC Nurse Consultant, Nix Consulting Inc.
Standard: Free

Post-conference Webinar: Reporting and Refining Best Practice: Medical Adhesive Related Skin Injury (MARSI) (Session III of III)

Aug 12, 2015 1:00pm ‐ Aug 12, 2015 2:00pm

This webinar will summarize results obtained from the live and remote participants of the consensus symposia. Attendees will continue the work of the consensus conference and develop additional statements. Attend this webinar to contribute to the evidence base for our specialty.

Objectives:

  • Describe 3 key WOC specific best practices related to medical adhesive related skin injury (MARSI)
  • Describe strategies to prevent medical adhesive related skin injury (MARSI)
IMPORTANT: Please complete this survey
Following the presentation, attendees will participate in a facilitated virtual consensus conference as we attempt to modify additional general statements to make them specifically applicable to the practice areas of wound and continence care. This survey contains the four (4) statements we hope to modify and make more relevant to the WOC nursing practice. Prior to the virtual consensus conference on August 12, you are asked to either accept, reject or suggest modifications that would make the statement acceptable to you. Participation in this pre-conference activity will improve our efficiency during the virtual session.
We need your voice-and votes! Help to define WOC Nursing practice in the area of medical adhesives and change patient outcomes!

This webinar series is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from 3M Health Care.

The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

Speaker(s):
  • Laurie L. McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN, Clincial Nurse Specialist/WOC Nurse, Cone Health
  • Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor, University of Virginia
  • Stephanie Yates, MSN, RN, CWOCN, ANP-BC
Standard: Free