WOCN Conference 2018

Jun 2, 2018 ‐ Jun 6, 2018


NO CE available

Standard: $279.00

Sessions

Living Life to the Fullest with an Ostomy: Inspirational Stories from the Real World

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

Identification: O309

Your colon must come out or you will die, resulting in an ostomy. Ostomy nurses can be key to recovery; however, the true journey of challenges and triumphs can best be told through the lived experience of the one living with an ostomy. This session will feature three different people with ostomies, each with their unique background and inspirational story. Come hear those stories including sadness and heartbreak, yet generously peppered with resilience, insights and ultimate triumphs.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will have an increased understanding of the lived experience of those with an ostomy, including tips for building resilience and coping, leading to successful and confident living.

Speaker(s):
  • Roy George, Student, Music Director Music Director, Podcast Host, Advocate, Entertainer, Self
  • Linda Pasto, M.S.,R.N.,C.NE, Professor Emeritus, Tompkins-Cortland Community College
Standard: $5.00

Urinary and Fecal Incontinence Assessment and Management in the Pediatric Population

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

Identification: C310

This session will attempt to describe types of fecal incontinence, causes of fecal incontinence, treatment methods/medications for fecal incontinencem, as well as the impact of fecal incontinence on the child and family.

We will also be discussing the 3 major types of urinary incontinence in the pediatric population including their clinical presentation, assessment and management including pharm logical and non-pharm logical treatments.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will better understand assessment and management of urinary and fecal incontinence in the pediatric population.

Speaker(s):
  • Jennifer Beall, PPCNP-BC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, MUSC Pediatric GI/Nutrition
  • Jessica Lawson, RN, BSN, CWOCN, WOC Team Member, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Standard: $5.00

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):
  • Barbara Pieper, PhD, RN, Professor/Nurse Practitioner, Wayne State University
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 CWON CFCN, WOC Nurse, UnityPoint at Home
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, RN, MS, CWOCN, FAAN, Advanced Practice Nurse, 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):
  • Sandra Oehlke, RN APRN CPNP CWOCN CCRP CCM DCNP, Nurse practitioner, Childrens of MN
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):
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):
  • Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Amit Gefen, PhD, Professor, University of Tel Aviv
  • Nick Santamaria, Professor, University of Melbourne
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 Nurse, Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates, LLC
Standard: $5.00
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