WOCN Conference 2018

Jun 2, 2018 ‐ Jun 6, 2018


NO CE available

Standard: $279.00

Sessions

Skin Integrity Matters: Prevention Beyond Pressure Injury

Jun 2, 2018 6:30pm ‐ Jun 2, 2018 8:00pm

Identification: S01

Keeping skin safe from healthcare acquired skin injury remains an ongoing challenge for clinicians with multiple complex and interrelated factors contributing to compromised skin integrity. In this presentation, we will explore the Skin Safety Model, a novel conceptual framework that integrates the numerous factors that can contribute to a skin damage and guides the clinician in maintaining skin integrity in the vulnerable patient. An exciting new technology for skin protection, 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant will be discussed. Clinical experts will present their experience using this novel, practice changing product.

Learning Objective:

  • Articulate the complex interplay of patients and system factors that can result in a range of healthcare acquired skin injuries.

Speaker(s):
  • Jill Campbell, BAaapSc (Nursing), RN, Grad. Dip (Wound Care)
  • Debra Thayer, MS, RN, CWOCN, Lead Technical Service Specialist, 3M Critical and Chronic Care Solutions Division
  • Lynn Noyce, RN, WCC
Free

Using Evidence Based Data to Promote Peristomal Skin Health In Your Practice

Jun 2, 2018 6:30pm ‐ Jun 2, 2018 8:00pm

Identification: S03

The healthcare environment is complicated and ever changing. Today’s healthcare requires clinicians to provide excellent care but there is increasing pressure to do more with less. For the WOC nurse, it means you are being asked to see more patients with fewer resources, work longer hours, all while documenting good outcomes.

Compounding the issues is a greater focus on cost of care. Consequently, institutions and distributors may be narrowing product selection, giving the clinician and the patient less access to products.

In order to preserve access to a variety of products, there is a need for evidence in ostomy care. There is a movement towards evidence based decision making to support the “art and science” solutions practiced across the nation. WOC nurses need access to the tools, resources and evidence to support the decisions made in their practice.

Learning Objective:

  • This presentation will focus on bridging the gap between WOC nurse art and science and present the results of the ADVOCATE Study — a randomized controlled trial comparing new ostomy barrier technology with current ostomy barriers. Understand how such evidence is clinically meaningful to your practice and your patient’s outcomes.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $5.00

President's Welcome Address and Awards

Jun 3, 2018 9:00am ‐ Jun 3, 2018 10:00am

Identification: SUN900

Speaker(s):
Free

Motivational InterviewingMotivational Interviewing

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Motivational Interviewing

Jun 3, 2018 10:00am ‐ Jun 3, 2018 10:45am

Identification: GS1

Motivational Interviewing is style of communicating with patients about health behavior change. With over 40 years of research to support its effectiveness, Motivational Interviewing has become a reliable intervention style for providers who wish to speak to patients about smoking cessation, medication adherence, diabetes management, personal hygiene, substance use, and countless other health-related behaviors. Join internationally recognized trainer, Kate Watson, for a brief introduction to Motivational Interviewing skills. This session will emphasize both the technical and relationship components of Motivational Interviewing skills, and will include an overview of the evidence base.

Learning Objective:

  • Understand an overview of Motivational Interviewing as a communication technique with patients and families.

Speaker(s):
  • Kathleen Watson, M.A., Ed.M., Consultant and Trainer, Watson Wellness Promotion
Standard: $5.00

Setting the Standard for Body Worn Absorbent Products: Results of the WOCN Consensus Conference

Jun 3, 2018 10:55am ‐ Jun 3, 2018 11:55am

Identification: GS2

WOC Nurses are often called upon to make recommendations to individuals or purchasing/procurement representatives regarding body worn absorbent products. While considered a containment strategy for incontinence, these products simultaneously impact skin integrity. The WOCN Society held a consensus conference to identify current clinical practice gaps and define standards of care for individuals using body worn absorbent products for the management of fecal and urinary incontinence. The goal of the consensus conference was to develop evidence and consensus based statements that result in the development of a manuscript and ultimately, an evidence-and-consensus-based decision support tool around this concept.

Learning Objective:

  • Describe the process for developing evidence-and-consensus-based statements pertaining to body worn absorptive products.

Speaker(s):
  • Mikel Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor, University of Virginia
  • JoAnn Ermer-Seltun, MS, ARNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, Nurse Practitioner, WEB WOC NEP; Mercy Medical Center Wound/Continence Clinic
  • Dea J. Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, QCP, Director, Community Health Network
  • Laurie L. McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN, Clincial Nurse Specialist/WOC Nurse, Cone Health
Free

Development of a Patient Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide

Jun 3, 2018 12:15pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 1:45pm

Identification: S04

The incidence of peristomal skin complications (PSCs) is reported to be as high as 77%, and the negative impact of PSCs on patient quality of life is well documented. In addition, studies show that the majority of patients fail to recognize PSCs, believing that skin issues are "normal", and only 20% seek treatment These data emphasize the need for consumer-based tools that educate individuals with ostomies about strategies for maintaining skin health and that assist the person with an ostomy to promptly identify PSCs and the appropriate response. This session will describe the development, availability, and appropriate utilization of a consumer-based tool for recognition and management of PSCs.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will describe availability and utilization of a patient-focused tool for identification and management of peristomal skin complications.

Speaker(s):
  • Dorothy Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN, WOC Nurse Clinician; WOC Nurse Instructor Emory, Emory University Hospital; Emory WOC Nursing Education Center
  • Jo Hoeflok, RN, BSN, MA, CETN(C), CGN(C), Consultant in Enterostomal Therapy Nursing, Self-employed
Free

Good Things Don’t Always Come in Small Packages: Comprehensive Care of the Bariatric Patient

Jun 3, 2018 12:15pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 1:45pm

Identification: S05

Quality care of bariatric patients will become increasingly important given the surge of obesity and morbid obesity in American society. Comprehensive safe, effective, and humane care involves understanding of issues including safe patient handling and mobility, skin and wound care, appropriate sized equipment and the ergonomics of its use, and sensitivity in interpersonal interactions. Theoretical perspectives on precursors to obesity and morbid obesity provide a framework for deeper understanding of their development and approaches to humane care.

Learning Objective:

  • Demonstrate understanding of critical issues in comprehensive care of bariatric patients including safe patient handing, right-sized equipment, skin and wound care challenges, and interpersonal communications.

Speaker(s):
  • Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans, RN, APRN-BC, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, KL Kennedy, LLC
  • Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, APNC, ANEF, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing-Camden, Rutgers University
Standard: $5.00

Progressing hard to heal wounds with PICO Single Patient Use NPWT

Jun 3, 2018 12:15pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 1:45pm

Identification: S06

Are you struggling with hard to heal wounds? Find out how PICO Single Patient Use NPWT can help your patients with their progression to healing. Our speakers will present the proper clinical applications of PICO in challenging wounds, including sharing clinical cases from their outpatient wound clinics. They will review the unique features of PICO™ NPWT and how to define the parameters for utilizing PICO NPWT on challenging wounds to help expedite towards wound healing.

Learning Objective:

  • A discussion of how PICO single patient use NPWT promotes progression of challenging wounds throughout the continuum of care.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $5.00

Leading Us into the Future: Research Abstracts

Jun 3, 2018 2:05pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 3:05pm

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.

Speaker(s):
  • Katherine Zimnicki, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
  • Donna Z. Bliss, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, Professor, University of Minnesota
  • Martha Curley, RN, PhD, FAAN, Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing, University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadlphia
  • Teresa J. Kelechi, PhD, RN, Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
Standard: $5.00

Flaps and Grafts: Before, During and After

Jun 3, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 4:15pm

Identification: W200

We will review the indications for surgical closure of complex wounds with flaps and grafts, the peri-operative challenges for the multidisciplinary team, and the role of the clinical nurse specialist in helping to prep and provide post care. Finally, the outcomes of our program will be presented.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will be able to understand the challenges facing the patient undergoing myocutaneous flap reconstruction of a wound. The will allow them to provide better care to this complicated subset of patients.

Speaker(s):
  • Matthew J. Finnegan, MD, FACS, FCCWS, Chief, Division of General Surgery, Lourdes Health System
Standard: $5.00