WOCN Conference 2018

Jun 2, 2018 ‐ Jun 6, 2018


NO CE available

Standard: $279.00

Sessions

The Role of the Microbiome in Illness: We Can Change the World!

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

Identification: O201

One of the most exciting scientific advances in recent years has been the realization that commensal microorganisms (our microbiome) play key roles in our physiology, including protection against infection, in drug metabolism, vitamin synthesis, nutrition, as well as in response to disease. A surprising finding is that disruption of the homeostasis of the microbiota, known as ‘dysbiosis,’ may be as vital as host genetics in the development of a range of diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. This suggests that it may be possible to monitor, prevent, or even cure human disease through regulating the human microbiota. Recent advances in culture-independent microbiome DNA sequencing methods, even in just the last few years, have resulted in an unprecedented growth in our understanding of this vital and dynamic organ. The medical community has put a large emphasis in the eradication of microbial life, and in many cases for good reason. But, perhaps, we should instead consider how to preserve or reestablish a ‘health-promoting’ microbiome during and after critical illness through targeted interventions, such as probiotics, prebiotics, fecal transplants, and or even synthetic ‘stool pills’ to improve outcome in many illnesses This session will introduce the new, exciting, and "sexy" field of the microbiome and how it relates to making up who we are as humans in health and disease.

Learning Objective:

  • Understand the key role of the microbiome in who we are as humans in health and disease and how the microbiome can be modified to improve health and prevent illness.

Speaker(s):
  • Paul Wischmeyer, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine
Standard: $5.00

When the Bladder Does Not WorkWhen the Bladder Does Not Work

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When the Bladder Does Not Work

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

Identification: C202

This session will cover the evaluation and treatment of urinary retention, especially in the female, with emphasis on neurogenic bladder. Urinary retention is a poorly understood condition. Though the causation is generally attributed to either bladder or bladder outlet dysfunction, and an accurate diagnosis is often straightforward, it remains an under diagnosed condition. Treatment is dependent on the underlying causation. Often felt by the medical community to be extraordinarily complex, this session will outline a straight forward approach to the diagnosis and treatment options for the condition.

Learning Objective:

  • Learners will develop a clear and concise approach to the diagnosis and treatment of urinary retention in the neurogenic patient.

Speaker(s):
  • Eric Rovner, MD, Professor of Urology, Medical University of South Carolina
Standard: $5.00

Past, Present, and Future of Surgery and the WOC Nurse

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

Identification: PP203

The role of the WOC nurse remains as valuable now in the 21st century as it was 50 years ago. The WOC nurse is an important member of the health care team, providing care to patients with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs. Numerous advancements made in the medical and surgical treatments, wound management spanning to entire anatomic regions, and the associated management has transformed how care is delivered. Technology enables complex procedures through single incisions to decrease initial wound burden. Understanding the internal and external wound burden is a vital part of next generation, multidisciplinary wound management. This presentation will focus on how advances in technology, medical and surgical treatments influences WOC nurse practice and new opportunities to expand the role.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will be able to recognize the changing role of the WOC nursing specialty as complex surgeries evolve to single incisions measured in millimeters, and shorter hospital stay.

Speaker(s):
  • Crina Floruta, ANP-BC, Adult Nurse Practioner, Cleveland Clinic
  • Alex Spencer, MD, MBA, Surgeon in Training, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Standard: $5.00

Wound Abstract PresentationsWound Abstract Presentations

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Wound Abstract Presentations

Jun 3, 2018 4:25pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 5:25pm

Identification: W204

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):
  • Rajeshwar Nath Srivastava, MS, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, India
  • Vera Lucia Santos, RN, Senior Professor, School of Nursing, University of São Paulo
  • Henry Okonkwo, Surgical PA, SWOCS, DWC, Chief Operations Officer / Chief Clinical Officer, Skilled Wound Care Surgical Group
  • Catherine R. Ratliff, PhD, GNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, NP/Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Virginia Health System
Standard: $5.00

Yoga for Pelvic Health: An Evidence-Based Approach

Jun 3, 2018 4:25pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 5:25pm

Identification: C206

Are you looking for a way to include yoga for pelvic health in your current clinical practice? Learn how to integrate and coordinate the breath and pelvic floor muscles to increase awareness and core strength. Join physical therapist Dustienne Miller in this movement-optional educational session.

Learning Objective:

  • Participants will be comfortable implementing gentle yoga or breath work into their patient care to optimize pelvic health.

Speaker(s):
  • Dustienne Miller, PT, MS, WCS, CYT, Physical Therapist, Flourish Physical Therapy/Your Pace Yoga
Standard: $5.00

Building a Team of the FutureBuilding a Team of the Future

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Building a Team of the Future

Jun 3, 2018 4:25pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 5:25pm

Identification: PP207

This session will describe how nurses can build a multidisciplinary team for wound care, education on wound care, relationship building in the community and research.

I will discuss the process to start and sustain a team of super-star wound care nurses that lead this multidisciplinary wound team. The entire team is encouraged to collect data, problem solve on system wide issues and contribute to teaching medical, nursing, NP/PA students and presenting in the community.

Learning Objective:

  • At the end of this session the attendee will be able to identify systems in which to collect electronic data for driving patient care, education, and enhance billing.

Speaker(s):
  • Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, PhD, FNP, GNP, CWCN, Director of Wound Care, University of California, Davis, Medical Center
Standard: $5.00

Helping Teens Process the Ostomy Event

Jun 3, 2018 4:25pm ‐ Jun 3, 2018 5:25pm

Identification: O205

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

Speaker(s):
  • Lynn D. Mohr, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN, Assistant Professor/Associate Chair Women, Children, Family Nursing, Rush University College of Nursing
Standard: $5.00

Advanced Wound Care Through the TIME Principles

Jun 4, 2018 7:00am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 8:30am

Identification: S09

Standard: $5.00

Small Changes, Better Outcomes: How Small Changes to Pressure Injury Detection Achieved Zero or Near Zero Pressure Injuries

Jun 4, 2018 7:00am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 8:30am

Identification: S07

Translating risk assessment of early detection technology to clinical practice.

Standard: $5.00

Combating Readmissions with Ileostomy Patients: High Output Pouches Combined with Education and Support

Jun 4, 2018 7:00am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 8:30am

Identification: S08

Post-operative complications from ostomy surgery is the second leading cause of readmission nationwide. An especially affected population are ileostomates, who are prone to dehydration and skin issues which lead to readmission. This session explores published data presented by a Health Economist on the usage of post-operative education to prevent adverse health events. This data is further explored by case studies combining the usage of a flexible barrier technology in a high output pouch with education and support to prevent complications in the issue-prone ileostomy population.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $5.00
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