WOCN Conference 2018

Jun 2, 2018 ‐ Jun 6, 2018


NO CE available

Standard: $279.00

Sessions

Wounds Among Persons Who Inject Drugs

Jun 4, 2018 8:40am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 9:40am

Identification: W300

This session will explore issues related to wounds and wound healing in persons who inject drugs (PWID). The presentation will include: an overview of heroin and cocaine, demographics, and treatment; two causative factors for development of wounds - abscesses and venous disease; treatment; and health/related factors that may affect healing (pain, nutrition, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, mental health, etc.).

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will work confidently to provide care to persons who inject drugs by considering causative factors for wounds and health/related variables that may affect healing.

Speaker(s):
  • Barbara Pieper, PhD, RN, Professor/Nurse Practitioner, Wayne State University
Standard: $5.00

An Update on Management of Fecal Incontinence

Jun 4, 2018 8:40am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 9:40am

Identification: C302

The goal of the lecture is to review the latest evidence for management of fecal incontinence for the wound ostomy continence nurse. Pharmacology, research, and psychosocial topics will be reviewed via case study and audience participation format.

Learning Objective:

  • At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to implement and/or recommend interventions for fecal incontinence management based on the latest research, advances and technologies, and pharmacology.

Speaker(s):
  • Christina Palau, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Virginia Shaffer, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
Standard: $5.00

Fistula Management: Returning the Patient's Freedom

Jun 4, 2018 8:40am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 9:40am

Identification: O301

Patients with fistulae have often felt restricted in their ability to socialize and perform activities of daily living due to inadequate containment or restrictive systems. Fistulae containment options will be presented which allows patients the freedom to resume daily activities. Pouching techniques, devices, and the use of Negative Pressure Therapy in the management of fistulae will be discussed.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will be able to choose and apply a secure fistula management system that provides the patient with the freedom to perform daily activities of living.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $5.00

What Stage is Your WOC Program?

Jun 4, 2018 8:40am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 9:40am

Identification: PP303

Learn how to stage your WOC program and the intervention you can apply personally and professionally. Demonstrate structures and processes that can help improve patient outcomes. Provide methods of communicating with leadership and partnering with interdisciplinary team.

Learning Objective:

  • Learner will identify how to stage the organization wound ostomy program to initiate strategic goals.

Speaker(s):
  • Kristine Taylor, DNP, MPH, RN, PCNS-BC, NHDP-BC, Director of Practice, Innovation & Magnet, Stanford Children's Health
Standard: $5.00

Cultural Competence – Best Practices: Thoughtful Conversations and Compassionate Care

Jun 4, 2018 9:50am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 10:50am

Identification: GS4

Diversity, Inclusion, Cultural Competence, Best Practices - terms we hear frequently, are often added as afterthoughts in addressing patient care, and are becoming increasingly important in our rapidly changing health care landscape and social climate. We can address this ongoing learning curve by developing skills and understanding concepts beyond the etiquette and protocol of diverse populations. This session will introduce, review and provide opportunity to apply this learning through thoughtful conversation and compassionate care for ourselves and our patients.

Learning Objective:

  • Learners will increase knowledge of cultural competence best practices and practice how to apply them for better patient experience.

Speaker(s):
  • Donna Skurzak, MA, LSW, CDP, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Cleveland Clinic
Standard: $5.00

Ostomy Abstract PresentationsOstomy Abstract Presentations

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Ostomy Abstract Presentations

Jun 4, 2018 11:00am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: O305

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):
  • Matthew Ciabattoni, BSN, RN-BC, CWOCN, Wound and Ostomy Nurse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Diane Maydick Youngberg, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, Program Manager WOC Nursing, NYU Langone Health Brooklyn
  • Vera Lucia Santos, RN, Senior Professor, School of Nursing, University of São Paulo
Standard: $5.00

Of All The Nerve: Skin and Wound Issues in Neurological Disorders

Jun 4, 2018 11:00am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: W304

Because of its relationship with the peripheral, autonomic and central nervous systems, the skin constitutes a neuro-immuno-endocrine organ. Disorders affecting the nervous system directly or secondarily by infection or metabolic disturbances may manifest in the skin. This session will describe four disorders affecting the nervous system with cutaneous manifestations: Diabetes Mellitus, Neurofibromatosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and Syphilis. Pharmacological implications are emphasized.

Learning Objective:

  • Following the session, learners will comprehend the relationship of nervous system disorders and skin manifestations including the impact of targeted drug therapy for these conditions..

Speaker(s):
  • 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

Constipation Update: Application for the WOC Nurse

Jun 4, 2018 11:00am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: C306

Constipation is a symptom that requires careful evaluation and at times creative management. This session will review the latest evidence and management strategies for working with patients with constipation.

Learning Objective:

  • The participant will be able to identify and implement intervention strategies for patients with constipation.

Speaker(s):
  • Lindsay McCrea, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Professor, Cal State East Bay
Standard: $5.00

Relationship of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Certified Nurses and Healthcare-Acquired Conditions in Acute Care Hospitals

Jun 4, 2018 11:00am ‐ Jun 4, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: PP307

This session focuses on the impact of WOC nurse certification on patient outcomes. Diane Boyle and Sandra Bergquist-Beringer will present their study that evaluated the influence of certified WOC nurses on two common healthcare-acquired conditions prevalent in acute care facilities, pressure injury and catheter-associated urinary tract infection. These researchers will provide evidence that CWOCN, CWCN, and CWONs are an important factor in achieving better pressure injury outcomes in the acute care setting and will also describe the non-significant relationship found between hospital employment of certified continence care nurses and catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates. Dr. Boyle and Dr. Bergquist-Beringer will discuss the implication of their findings and strategies for further research.

Learning Objective:

  • Describe the relationship of WOC employment and healthcare acquire conditions (pressure injury, CAUTI) in acute care hospitals.

Speaker(s):
  • Diane Boyle, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Wyoming Excellence Chair in Nursing, Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, University of Wyoming
  • Sandra Bergquist-Beringer, PhD, RN, CWCN, Professor, University of Kansas, School of Nursing
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It’s More than Just Fungus: Nail Disease

Jun 4, 2018 3:10pm ‐ Jun 4, 2018 4:10pm

Identification: W308

Dystrophies of the toenails are commonly misdiagnosed as solely a nail fungus (Onychomycosis). There are a myriad of disorders that can mimic the appearance of a fungal nail. The presentation will provide an overview of the various different types of nail dystrophies along with techniques on how to identify the etiologies and provide either the appropriate treatment or the proper referral.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will be able to diagnose, treat or provide the proper referral for various nail disorders, which have been currently misdiagnosed.

Speaker(s):
  • Jonathan Brantley, DPM, Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, McGuire Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Standard: $5.00
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