WOCN Conference 2018

Jun 2, 2018 ‐ Jun 6, 2018


NO CE available

Standard: $279.00

Sessions

Opioid Crisis and the WOC Nurse Role

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

Identification: PP311

This session will explore statistics associated with the opioid crisis; describe the history of pain assessment and treatment; explore the CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain – United States, 2016; and other issues about treatment and education.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will have insight into issues of chronic pain management when considering the opioid crisis in the United States.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $5.00

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

Urinary Incontinence: External and Containment Devices Update

Jun 4, 2018 4:20pm ‐ Jun 4, 2018 5:20pm

Identification: C314

Yes, we are all Continence Nurses because we all have more to offer persons with voiding and defecation dysfunction than almost anyone else. Unfortunately, development of the external devices and containment products that serve as a cornerstone of skin protection, independence, and quality of life those effected has been mostly stagnant. Fortunately, new technologies and interest is changing that by enabling innovation and enhancing effectiveness of these devices and products. Join us for a lively and interactive update on exciting new options persons with urinary incontinence. You may even leave with innovative and useful item(s) to take home.

Learning Objective:

  • By the end of this session, participants will have new knowledge of and ability to use at least one external device or containment product urinary incontinence.

Speaker(s):
  • Kathleen Borchert, APRN, CNS, CWOCN, CFCN, System WOC Program Manager, M Health Fairview
Standard: $5.00

Ostomy Case Presentations: Audience Discussion

Jun 4, 2018 4:20pm ‐ Jun 4, 2018 5:20pm

Identification: O313

This interactive session will pose case presentations, clinical situations and problems that are encountered in the daily practice of ostomy care. The audience will be asked to provide suggestions for care, to point out areas that may not have a solution and to suggest what needs to be considered when managing challenging patient presentations. The attendees are the presenters; this session will be a moderated peer to peer discussion with questions and answers from the audience. Come prepared to discuss ostomy practice with your WOC nurse colleagues!

Learning Objective:

  • Discuss how to manage a peristomal skin complication.

Speaker(s):
  • Janice C. Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, Advanced Practice Nurse Ostomy and Wound Care, University of Chicago Medicine
Standard: $5.00

A Novel Team Approach to Innovative Pediatric WOC Nursing Care

Jun 4, 2018 4:20pm ‐ Jun 4, 2018 5:20pm

Identification: PP315

This session will discuss a unique team approach that separates out areas of clinical expertise to meet the complex needs of pediatric patients. Ways to leverage the use of EMR to alert the team of patients in need of WOC nursing care and the rationale for these alerts will be presented as well.

Growth and development issues that affect the approach to pediatric WOC nursing care and medical/nursing interventions to manage tolerance of dressing changes will be presented. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how to use wound care products in pediatric patients.

Learning Objective:

  • Learners will appreciate unique growth and development of pediatric patients and learn interventions to provide innovative WOC nursing care through a unique team that uses EMR for auto-alerts.

Speaker(s):
  • Ms. Sandra Oehlke, RN APRN CPNP CWOCN CCRP CCM DCNP, Nurse practitioner, Childrens of MN
Standard: $5.00

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Compression!

Jun 4, 2018 4:20pm ‐ Jun 4, 2018 5:20pm

Identification: W312

Get ready for a fun FAST PACED hands-on session to become more familiar with lower extremity wraps! Compression therapy is a key factor in healing rates in patients with venous leg ulcers; continued use of compression is important to reduce venous ulcer recurrence. Learn by practicing different types of wraps and safe methods for application. The need is great! Venous ulcers account for 80-90% of all leg ulcers. Learn to wrap correctly for the best patient outcomes!

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will perform leg wraps more skillfully for better patient outcomes.

Speaker(s):
  • Mary Mahoney, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, WOC Nurse, UnityPoint at Home
Standard: $5.00

SelfCare for HealthCare: Today, Do One Thing to Take Care of Yourself

Jun 5, 2018 7:00am ‐ Jun 5, 2018 8:30am

Identification: S10

This fun, interactive presentation provides WOC nurses with specific tools to care for their minds, bodies, and spirits. By sharing her adventures from the Vietnam Orphan Airlift and stories from Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, LeAnn encourages, uplifts and honors nurses and champions and their daily contributions and sacrifices. She provides scientific evidence along with fun, hands-on practicing of techniques to balance their lives.

Learning Objective:

  • Review techniques to balance life physically, mentally, and spiritually, while also examining the personal joys and benefits of nursing.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $5.00

Ask The Experts: The Science, Clinical Evidence, and Health Economics of Pressure Injury Prevention

Jun 5, 2018 7:00am ‐ Jun 5, 2018 8:30am

Identification: S11

Panel members will be happy to answer questions from the audience regarding the newest science, clinical evidence, and health economic evidence for pressure injury prevention: this is an opportunity to join a lively discussion about the emerging topics in pressure injury prevention across environments of care, with thought leaders in the field.

Learning Objective:

  • Through listening to the newest evidence, the participant will be able to relate why one dressing or device for pressure injury prevention cannot be substituted for another.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $5.00

Treatment of Challenging “Non-Healing” Chronic Wounds

Jun 5, 2018 7:00am ‐ Jun 5, 2018 8:30am

Identification: S12

Research discussion on Infection Biofilm and clinical implications. Research discussion on Inflammatory Response and clinical implications.

Speaker(s):
  • Ruth Bryant, MS, RN, CWOCN
  • Catherine T. Milne, APRN, MSN, ANP/ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP, Advanced Practice WOC Nurse, Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates; Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Standard: $5.00

Transdisciplinary Research and Continence Care

Jun 5, 2018 9:50am ‐ Jun 5, 2018 10:50am

Identification: C402

Dr. Bavendam will build the case that our ability to treat urinary incontinence is rooted in empowerment of individuals to learn about their bladders and understand that they can make decisions to promote bladder health across the life course. The case will be built using her professional journey from private practice to academic practice to the pharmaceutical industry to the National Institutes of Health as the back-drop. It is crucial that the stigma surrounding urinary incontinence be lessened. The impact of bladder conditions on overall health can only be realized when individuals understand what is normal and abnormal about this necessary biologic function and are willing to seek help when they start to experience symptoms. Dr. Bavendam will introduce the NIH funded transdisciplinary Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium. Nursing professionals are important members of the PLUS Consortium. WOCN members can help make this paradigm shift inevitable.

Learning Objective:

  • Learners will understand the value of transdisciplinary research in the care of individuals with urinary incontinence.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $5.00