WOCN Continuing Education


Continuing Education

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


Sessions

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

Enhancing the Skin Barrier of the Perineal Skin

Expiration Date: Nov 17, 2020

Identification: 2017-C202

Topic: Continence

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 11/17/17

Expiration Date: 11/17/20

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.

Program Overview:
The skin is the largest organ of the human body that fulfills multiple essential tasks. Among others, it forms the boundary between the inside and outside and it provides protection against mechanical and chemical threats. Prolonged and repeated exposures to irritants like urine, stool, skin cleansing chemicals and procedures may exceed the protective capacity of the skin barrier resulting in an incontinence-associated dermatitis of the perineal skin. This session will describe how the perineal skin is damaged and it will explore in detail the underlying mechanisms to enhance and restore the skin barrier function with topical leave-on products.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this session, you will have a better understanding how topical leave-on products work in the context of IAD prevention which will enables you to make informed decisions regarding product selection.

Disclosures:
The planners and faculty for this session reported no relevant relationships with commercial interest organizations. This presentation was reviewed to ensure no bias was present.

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

Speaker(s):
  • Jan Kottner, PhD, Scientific Director of the Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science, Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

Managing MASD (IAD & ITD): The Rainforest Phenomenon

Expiration Date: Nov 28, 2020

Identification: 2017-C206

Topic: Continence

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 11/28/17

Expiration Date: 11/28/20

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.


Program Overview:
Moisture-associated skin damage (MASD) has received enhanced attention as a contributing cause of pressure injuries, but also as skin damage often mistaken for pressure injuries. Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) and Intertriginous dermatitis (ITD)/intertrigo are unique, yet often inter-related phenomenon. This session will review the current literature regarding IAD and ITD, highlighting the evidence, reimbursement and regulatory gaps. The session will discuss best practice recommendations for prevention and treatment of both IAD and ITD, including over the counter and prescriptive interventions.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this session, you will be able to integrate best practice recommendations for IAD and ITD into your clinical practice.

Disclosures:
The planners and faculty for this session reported no relevant relationships with commercial interest organizations unless listed below. This presentation was reviewed to ensure no bias was present as a result of any disclosed relationships.

Mary Arnold-Long: Molnlycke - consultant and speaker; 3M - speaker and PI for Ultra Study

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

Speaker(s):
  • Mary Arnold-Long, MSN, RN, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist, Roper Hospital
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

What the WOC Nurse Needs to Educate Hospital Staff Nurses on Care of the Spinal Cord Injury Patient

Expiration Date: Nov 8, 2020

Identification: 2017-C306

Topic: Continence

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 11/8/17

Expiration Date: 11/8/20

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.

Program Overview:
There are 250,000 Americans with a spinal cord injury and approximately 11,000 new injuries each year. Spinal cord injuries maintain a rigid schedule that encompasses a bowel and bladder program along with periodic cycles of pressure relief. When an SCI is admitted to the hospital their schedule is not taken into consideration as most nursing staff do not know the proper care of a SCI patient. If bowel and bladder is not managed while in the hospital, there could be many issues that could occur. There could be incontinence which could be seen as bad behavior and the moisture to the skin could lead to moisture associated skin damage. This could lead to the beginnings of a pressure injury if the individual is not repositioned. If bowel and bladder is not managed properly it could lead to damage to the kidneys or bowel. The most serious disorder that can occur in certain spinal cord individuals is called autonomic dysreflexia. If this condition is not recognized, it could lead to death.

In this session, speaker will provide the learner with what is needed to educate the hospital staff nurse on caring for the spinal cord injury patient.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this session, you will achieve the knowledge that is necessary to educate hospital nursing staff on proper care of the spinal cord injury patient in bowel and bladder management, prevention of pressure injury and autonomic dysreflexia.

Disclosures:
The planners and faculty for this session reported no relevant relationships with commercial interest organizations. This presentation was reviewed to ensure no bias was present.

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

Speaker(s):
  • Kimberly Masters, RN, BSN, MSN, CWCN, CCCN, Spinal Cord Injury Nurse Case Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

Special Considerations when Managing Lower Urinary Tract Disorders in the Male Patient

Expiration Date: Nov 2, 2020

Identification: C314

Topic: Continence

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 11/2/17

Expiration Date: 11/2/20

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.


Program Overview:
Because of its epidemiological prevalence in women, much of the educational and related resources are aimed at female patients, while the majority of resources for men is focused on prostatic enlargement as the cause of lower urinary tract symptoms. This presentation will focus on education and conservative management of men with lower urinary tract symptoms including stress and urge urinary incontinence and urinary retention.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this session, you will be able to apply principles of conservative interventions for lower urinary tract symptoms in men.

Disclosures:
The planners and faculty for this session reported no relevant relationships with commercial interest organizations. This presentation was reviewed to ensure no bias was present.

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

Speaker(s):
  • Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor, University of VIrginia
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

Building Bridges: Stoma Wound and Continence Education Across the World

Jun 14, 2010 10:30am ‐ 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

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

Jun 14, 2010 5:00pm ‐ 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):
  • Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor, University of VIrginia
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00

Palliative CarePalliative Care

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Palliative Care

Jun 7, 2011 2:15pm ‐ Jun 7, 2011 3:15pm
Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2018

Topic: Professional Practice

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 8/15/2012
Expiration Date: 8/15/2018

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:
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

Lower Extremity Venous and Neuropathic Wound Guidelines

Jun 8, 2011 8:00am ‐ Jun 8, 2011 9:00am
Expiration Date: Aug 15, 2018

Topic: Wound

Credits: None available.

Release Date: 8/15/2012
Expiration Date: 8/15/2018

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:
WOCN Society has published guidelines for the Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (LEVD) and separate guidelines for the Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Neuropathic Disease (LEND). This session will provide an overview of current scientific evidence regarding prevention, assessment, and management of wounds in patients with LEVD and LEND .


Learning Objectives:

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


1. Identify four clinical features in performing assessment of LEVD wounds.
2. Discuss three risk factors for the development of LEVD wounds.
3. Describe three recommendations for the management of LEVD wounds.
4. Identify three clinical features in performing assessment of LEND wounds.
5. Discuss three clinical recommendations integral to LEND wound management.
6. 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

Continence Clinical Pharmacology Primer

Jun 10, 2012 4:15pm ‐ 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):
  • Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, AGSF, Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of North Carolina
Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00