WOCN Conference 2018

Jun 2, 2018 ‐ Jun 6, 2018


NO CE available

Standard: $279.00

Sessions

Deep Tissue Injury: The Future is in Your Hands

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

Identification: W400

At this 620 bed level 1 trauma center, we found that although we had a robust Pressure ulcer/injury prevention program we continued to have reportable pressure ulcer/injuries. Within this session we will share the data that was collected and analyzed over 5 years, in order to find the patient related risk factors in the development of Deep Tissue Injuries in the ICU and how these risk factors compare to the average ICU patient within this facility.

We will further show how we are building on this science while staying focused on Nursing Quality Indicators.

Learning Objective:

  • At the end of this session, the learners will identify areas in which to collect outcomes data in order to identify trends in patients with pressure ulcer/injuries

Speaker(s):
  • Oleg Teleten, MS, RN, CWCN, Clinical Resource Nurse, Wound Care Team QI and Research coordinator, UC Davis Medical Center
  • Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, PhD, FNP, GNP, CWCN, Director of Wound Care, University of California, Davis, Medical Center
Standard: $5.00

Where is WOC Nursing going? Advocacy, Policy and Political Updates

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

Identification: PP403

In this session Kate Lawrence WOCN Society Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator and Chris Rorick WOCN Director of Government Relations will discuss how the Legislative and Regulatory processes works, and how the WOC nurse can influence change. There will also be an update of current Advocacy and Policy activities and a discussion of Public Policy and Advocacy issues important to each member.

Learning Objective:

  • Describe current Public Policy and Advocacy efforts of the WOCN Society that promote the WOC nurse and support the health care consumers we serve.

Speaker(s):
  • Kathleen Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN, Clinical Specialist Program Director WOC Nursing Care, VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region, VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region
  • Christopher Rorick, MPA, Director of Government Relations, Bryan Cave, LLP
Standard: $5.00

Slowing the Flow: Dietary, Fluid & Medication Management of the Patient with a High Output Stoma

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

Identification: O401

Managing the high output stoma is a challenge for the patient, the family and the nurse. If the stoma is poorly managed it can lead to local and systemic complications. This session will review the causes and consequences of a high output stoma, then discuss a six step method for a WOC nurse, physician colleague and patient to implement with the goal of achieving stomal output of 1200 mL daily.

Learning Objective:

  • Discuss a Six Step process to be used in collaboration with a physician colleague to guide the patient with a high output stoma to a goal output less than 1200mL per day. ---only one outcome statement will be accepted---

Speaker(s):
  • Mary Arnold Long, DNP, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Roper Hospital
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

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection

Jun 5, 2018 11:00am ‐ Jun 5, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: W404

Necrotizing soft tissue infections produce a significant amount of morbidity and mortality. These severe infections can be challenging to diagnose and surgical treatment can result in large wounds, while under treatment can result in death. We will review newer techniques that allow for reduced wound size, adequate debridement, and increased wound closure. This talk will also include a discussion of earlier implementation of range of motion, therapy, and long term outcomes in these patients.

Learning Objective:

  • Understand the use off skin sparing techniques in the management of necrotizing infection and improved wound management.

Speaker(s):
  • Samuel Mandell, MD, MPH, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Standard: $5.00

Ostomates Without Borders: Nurse Practitioner Led Independent Ostomy Clinic

Jun 5, 2018 11:00am ‐ Jun 5, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: O405

There is a shortage of nurse practitioner-staffed ostomy clinics that serve patients who had their surgery at another facility or years previously. This lecture will describe an inclusive model for outpatient ostomy care to serve this population. As length of stay decreases, ostomy patients are being discharged home with complex ostomy needs. Most are cancer survivors. This forgotten and underserved community is entitled to care and counseling from a certified ostomy practitioner. Nurse practitioners are uniquely positioned to evaluate ostomy-related medical conditions, educate patients and their caregivers, and prescribe appropriate products and treatments in the outpatient setting.

Learning Objective:

  • Participants will have a better understanding of the challenges ostomates face in the outpatient setting and the obstacles to establishing a nurse practitioner led outpatient ostomy clinic.

Speaker(s):
  • Stephanie Ingram, BS, RN, CWOCN, WOC Nurse Specialist, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel
  • Michael Willis, RN, CWON, DNP, ANP-C, Wound Ostomy Specialists, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Rebecca Poleshuck, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Wound and Continence Specialist, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Standard: $5.00

Continence Abstract Presentations

Jun 5, 2018 11:00am ‐ Jun 5, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: C406

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):
  • Young Shin Park, MPH, RN, PhD student, University of Minnesota
  • Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Diane and Robert Moritz Jr. Endowed Chair in Nursing Research (Villanova); Nurse Researcher (VA), Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing; Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
  • Sharon A. Aronovitch, PhD, RN, CWOCN, Lead Faculty Program Director, Excelsior College
  • Vera Lucia Santos, RN, Senior Professor, School of Nursing, University of São Paulo
Standard: $5.00

Protecting Your Present and Future: Legal Issues, Being a Witness, EMR Documentation

Jun 5, 2018 11:00am ‐ Jun 5, 2018 12:00pm

Identification: PP407

Errors and omissions in medical documentation can lead to problems in the delivery of medical care, but they can also lead to problems in defending subsequent litigation even when the care itself was properly rendered. This presentation will identify common documentation errors and omissions that are commonly seized upon by plaintiffs attorneys in litigation, strategies to avoid them, and how to deal with any documentation problems in deposition.

Learning Objective:

  • Learners will gain insight on documenting an electronic medical record with mindfulness towards improving internal communication, and being able to use that documentation to remember their thought process and decision making when asked about that documentation years later in a litigation setting.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $5.00

Medical Device Related Pressure Injuries: What We Know Today Can Improve the Future

Jun 5, 2018 3:10pm ‐ Jun 5, 2018 4:10pm

Identification: W408

Pressure injuries from devices have become a great concern to clinicians as they are challenged with determining strategies to prevent their occurrence. This session will provide the historical perspective for this concern, what it means in today’s practice, and what are the strategies we need to consider to avoid them in the future.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner will identify sources of pressure injuries from devices and the necessary strategies to prevent their occurrence.

Speaker(s):
  • Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, MAPWCA, IIWCC-NYU, Senior Nurse Scientist, NYU Langone Health; Clinical Assistant Professor, Hansjӧrg Wyss, Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Health
Standard: $5.00

Complex Pediatric Pouching Problems

Jun 5, 2018 3:10pm ‐ Jun 5, 2018 4:10pm

Identification: O409

Often a consult on a complex neonatal or pediatric ostomy patient can challenge our practice. Using a case scenario approach, this session will outline creative strategies for successful management of difficult ostomies in the neonatal and pediatric population. A brief review of pathophysiology of congenital anomalies of the GI and GU systems will be presented. Pouching techniques as well as pharmacologic interventions to manage high output ostomies in patients with short intestinal length will be discussed. Inventive use and adaptation of products to meet the needs of our littlest patients will also be included.

Learning Objective:

  • At the completion of this session the learner will be able to outline creative interventions for managing challenging and problematic ostomies in the neonatal and pediatric patient.

Speaker(s):
  • Judith Stellar, MSN, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CWOCN, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Practitioner, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Standard: $5.00
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