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Access past webinars and rebroadcasts of conference sessions.


Sessions

Convex Product Choices to Improve Patient Care

Jul 31, 2019 1:00pm ‐ Jul 31, 2019 2:00pm

Session Description:
Market research shows there has been an increased use in convex products. This webinar will discuss the what and when of choosing convex product choices to improve patient care. It will also discuss potential risks and contraindications for using convexity.

Contact Hours: 0.00

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

  • Assess need for convexity and understand indications for use 
  • Understand the different convex product options available

Speaker(s):

Guiding Your Professional Future with the Scope and Standards for the WOC Nurse: Practical Application of the 2nd Edition of the Scope and Standards

Apr 17, 2019 1:00pm ‐ Apr 17, 2019 2:00pm

Session Description:
This session was originally presented during the WOCN® Society's 50th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, and is now being rebroadcasted due to popular demand and importance of this educational topic. Live Q&A with one of the session presenters will be available at the conclusion of rebroadcast.

This session focuses on care coordination and collaboration by WOC nurses; ethics in WOC nursing, current issues and trends that influence WOC nursing; future considerations and challenges for WOC nursing; and standards of WOC nursing practice and professional performance based on the American Nurses Association Standards of Nursing Practice.

This session was originally presented by members of the WOC Scope and Standards Task Force during the WOCN® Society's 50th Annual Conference. These WOC nurse experts intrigued attendees with vignettes and practical application hints on how to enhance your professional practice by embracing the scope and fulfilling the standards.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner will be able to apply the new scope and standards to every day practice situations. 


If you have not already purchased a copy of WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition, take advantage of our special WOC Nurse Week 2019 offer for $5 off! Use the code NURSEWEEK5 at checkout to redeem this offer. Offer valid through April 20, 2019.


Speaker(s):
  • Kathleen Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN, Clinical Specialist Program Director WOC Nursing Care, VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region, VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region
Standard: Free

Progressive Mobility and Pressure Injury: What’s The Link?

Mar 20, 2019 1:00pm ‐ Mar 20, 2019 2:00pm

Session Description:
Progressive mobility is the graded application of positioning and mobility techniques to return patients to prior levels of function. With critical or prolonged illness, recovery of function is slow and increases the duration of risk for pressure injury. This webinar will address pressure injury prevention at all levels of progressive mobility and the ergonomic issues for nurses with these patients. 

Learning Objectives: 

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

  1. Describe the risks for pressure injury that occur with various levels of progressive mobility
  2. Identify preventive measures for pressure injury at all levels of progressive mobility 

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

Speaker(s):
  • Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Standard: Free

Helping Teens Process the Ostomy Event

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

Session 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.

This rebroadcast is supported by an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

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

WOC Nursing Management of Parastomal Hernias

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

Session 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.

This rebroadcast is supported by an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

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 2:00pm

Session Description:
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

Ostomates Without Borders: Nurse Practitioner Led Independent Ostomy Clinic

Oct 24, 2018 1:00pm ‐ Oct 24, 2018 2:00pm

Session 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.

This rebroadcast is supported by an educational grant from Hollister Incorporated. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.

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 or 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 or 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

Session Description:
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 educational grant from Sage Products. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products or services.

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