WOCN Conference 2017

May 19, 2017 ‐ May 23, 2017

NO CE available

Standard: $279.00


Incontinence-associated Dermatitis (IAD): Beyond the Basics

May 19, 2017 6:30pm ‐ May 19, 2017 8:00pm

Identification: S01

Incontinence-associated dermatitis is a prevalent but largely preventable complication occurring in all care settings. For management of severe (Category 2) IAD, traditional moisture barriers pastes and ointments have been the mainstay of care but have significant limitations for both the patient and nurse. In this presentation, we will explore the etiology of Category 2 skin damage. An exciting new technology that can prevent, stop and reverse IAD, 3M Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant will be introduced. Expert WOC Nurses will present their clinical experience using this novel, practice changing product.

  • Ms. Debra Thayer, MS, RN, CWOCN, Lead Technical Service Specialist, 3M Critical and Chronic Care Solutions Division
  • Ms. Mary Brennan, RN, MBA, CWON,FACCWS , Asst. Director Clinical Nurse Specialist, North Shore University Hospital
  • Dr. Dimitri Beeckman, RN, BSc, MSc, PhD, Professor, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Mary Arnold Long, DNP, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist, Relias
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Standard: Free

Risk Factor versus Effective Intervention: Myths and Realities of Body Worn Absorptive Products

May 19, 2017 6:30pm ‐ May 19, 2017 8:00pm

Identification: S03

progress in multiple the treatment of fecal and urinary incontinence,
absorptive products remain an important and frequently used option in the
care of these individuals.
Nevertheless, evidence concerning these products is limited and best
practice guidelines are sparse. This
session will focus on the latest research and clinical evidence related to
the design and selection of body worn absorptive products, and their proper
use. We will discuss their use in community dwelling persons, homebound
persons, long-term care residents, and patients in acute and acritical care
setting. We will also summarize
current best evidence concerning the effect of absorptive products on the
skin’s moisture barrier and their role in the prevention of incontinence
associated dermatitis and their interactions with pressure redistributing
support surface.

  • Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor and Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia
  • Katherine N. Moore, PhD, RN, Professor Emerita, University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing
  • Mrs. Denise Nix, MS, RN, CWOCN, WOC Nurse, M Health Fairview
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Standard: Free

Branching Beyond The Basics: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation

May 19, 2017 6:30pm ‐ May 19, 2017 8:00pm

Identification: S02

session will focus on the latest clinical evidence regarding the use of NPWT
with instillation. The session will provide an overview of patient selection
criteria, application, instillation methods, maintenance and pain management.
In addition, the speakers will provide case study presentations on the use of
this therapy.

Standard: $5.00

President's Welcome Address and Awards

May 20, 2017 9:00am ‐ May 20, 2017 9:30am

Identification: SAT900

  • Carolyn Watts, MSN, RN, CWON, WOCN Leadership Development Committee Chair
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Opening Keynote: The Roots of Success

May 20, 2017 9:30am ‐ May 20, 2017 10:15am

Identification: GS1

This keynote address (and painting) is focused on:

1. Connecting to what inspires us and to what enables us to grow. This can be education, learning new ways of doing things, learning from others and bringing value to what we do and who we are.

2. The roots of success is also based on working with others. Everybody plays a role in the success of the tree. It is important to recognize, respect, and acknowledge what others do in a positive way. We achieve more when we work together.

3. The roots of success is based on developing a greater resilience through the seasons. Life is filled with changes and challenges and the unexpected. Having a positive attitude does not stop the seasons from coming but it equips us to withstand the test of time and it allows us to find solutions that work for moving forward.

The idea is to turn your lemons into a lemonade stand so it profits you and others. In essence, we should not waste our trials and adversities. We need to learn how to use these lessons to grow and to prosper from. And that is how we become more resilient. If we want to be successful and bring greater value to those that we serve, we have to focus on the roots that makes success possible.

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Standard: $5.00

What's Missing in Pressure Ulcer Research: Current Gaps Between Our Understanding and Clinical Practice

May 20, 2017 10:35am ‐ May 20, 2017 11:35am

Identification: GS2

This session will feature a panel of pressure injury researchers who will discuss current evidence in pressure injury (PI) etiology and current gaps in the research requiring further study. Specifically, the session will explore the etiology of pressure injury development, investigate the differences between pressure injuries and incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) and explore recent research on pressure injury development in the ICU population. The focus of this panel will be to describe what we currently know about PI development, what gaps in our understanding hamper prevention efforts, and suggestions for future areas of research in PI development and prevention.

  • Dr. David Brienza, PhD, Professor and Associate dean for Research, University of Pittsburgh
  • Dr. Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN, Clinical Associate Professor/Wound Ostomy Continence Advanced Practice Nurse, Rutgers University/Englewood Hospital
  • Dr. Dimitri Beeckman, RN, BSc, MSc, PhD, Professor, Ghent University, Belgium
Members: $0.00
Standard: $5.00

Expanding our Reach for Improved Ostomy Patient Outcomes: The Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide

May 20, 2017 11:45am ‐ May 20, 2017 1:25pm

Identification: S04

Ostomy literature supports that despite advances in surgical techniques, dissemination of best practices, and product innovations, peristomal skin complications are common. Come to this session to learn about an electronic decision making tool that ostomy specialists can share with bedside clinicians in the hospital as well as those working in post acute settings (e.g., home care, ambulatory care and long term care) to provide preventive peristomal skin care by improving assessments and implement simple interventions in the presence of problems. Practice with case studies to ensure your ability to immediately educate others on the use of this tool and improve ostomy patient outcomes.

  • Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, FAAN, WOC Nurse Instructor and Clinician, Emory University
  • Laurie L. McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN, CNS/WOC Nurse, Cone Health
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Standard: Free

Branching Out: Using an Evidence-Based Support Surface Algorithm in Everyday Practice

May 20, 2017 11:45am ‐ May 20, 2017 1:25pm

Identification: S05

session will provide the participants with a historical perspective of the
development of an evidence and consensus- based support surface algorithm and
how this algorithm has evolved since inception into clinical practice. The session will also explore ways the
support surface algorithm can be used
to strengthen clinical outcomes.

  • Dianne Mackey, MSN, RN, CWOCN, Staff Educator, Kaiser Permanente
  • Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, BC-ANP/CS, CWOCN-AP, Adult Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates

Prevention and Progression with PICO™ Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

May 20, 2017 11:45am ‐ May 20, 2017 1:25pm

Identification: S06

include: Understanding how quality measures relate to wound management;
Exploring how PICO is changing the rules of NPWT; The use and role for single
use disposable NPWT devices today and in the future; Clinical applications of
PICO in challenging wounds.

Standard: $5.00

Rooted in Results: Research Abstracts

May 20, 2017 1:35pm ‐ May 20, 2017 2:35pm

Identification: GS3

This session will provide an opportunity for you to hear the latest research findings in WOC nursing. Research-based abstracts are selected by a rigorous, two-step peer review process. Clinical investigators will present their findings in a moderated session.

Comprehensive Nonsurgical Management of Women with Symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: A Prospective Study

Unavoidable Hospital-acquired Pressure Injuries in Critical /Progressive Care

Implementation of an Ostomy Care Pathway for Homebound Patients: A Quasi-Experimental Study

Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury in Pediatrics: Patterns and Characteristics of Injuries Over a Six Year Period

Speaker(s): Speaker(s):
  • Ms. Judith Stellar, MSN, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CWOCN, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Practitioner, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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