WOCN Conference 2018

Jun 2, 2018 ‐ Jun 6, 2018


NO CE available

Standard: $279.00

Sessions

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, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist, Relias
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):
  • Ms. 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
  • Mr. Christopher Rorick, MPA, Director of Government Relations, Bryan Cave, LLP
Standard: $5.00

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):
  • Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, PhD, FNP, GNP, CWCN, Director of Wound Care, UC Davis Medical Center
  • Mr. Oleg Teleten, MS, RN, CWCN, Clinical Resource Nurse, Wound Care Team QI and Research coordinator, UC Davis Medical Center
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):
  • Ms. Young Shin Park, MPH, RN, PhD student, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. 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
  • Dr. Sharon A. Aronovitch, PhD, RN, CWOCN, Lead Faculty Program Director, Excelsior College
  • Dr. Vera L. Santos, RN, Senior Professor, School of Nursing, University of São Paulo
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):
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

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, Associate Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Standard: $5.00

An Algorithm for Prevention, Management and Treatment of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

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

Identification: C410

Incontinence-associated dermatitis [IAD] prevention, identification and management are challenging areas for the clinical, bedside nurse. Nurses in both specialty and non-specialty fields have difficulty distinguishing IAD from stage 1 and stage 2 pressure injuries. IAD can occur in any setting with patients who are incontinent of urine or feces. Since the number one risk factor for the development of IAD fecal and urinary incontinence, clinical nursing staff needs an evidence-based tool to drive incontinence management. At Roper Hospital, no policy or nursing guideline currently exists to guide the clinical registered nurse in the management of urinary or fecal incontinence. This session will provide an overview of the development of an algorithm to serve as a guide for the clinical registered nurse to make proper product selection to manage both fecal and urinary incontinence and to identify incontinence associated dermatitis.

Learning Objective:

  • The learner can discuss a standardized, evidence-based approach to the management of incontinence and the prevention/treatment of IAD by utilizing an algorithm incorporating both the Bristol Stool Scale and the GLOBIAD.

Speaker(s):
  • Dr. Brandon Gates, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, Clinical Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner, Roper Saint Francis Healthcare
  • Mary Arnold Long, DNP, APRN, CRRN, CWOCN-AP, ACNS-BC, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist, Relias
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):
  • Ms. Judith Stellar, MSN, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CWOCN, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Practitioner, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Standard: $5.00

Partnering for the Future – Increasing Access to Care (OCA and WTA Integration)

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

Identification: PP411

Do you struggle with not having enough WOC nurses to meet the patient needs in your facility or practice area? The Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) and Ostomy Care Associate (OCA) programs can be a game changer. By training your front level clinicians in the basics of evidence-based wound and ostomy care, the reach of the WOC nursing staff can be extended. WTA and OCA trained clinicians can be your eyes on the ground to help identify issues when they first appear and provide early evidence-based interventions as well as give accurate first-hand information to the rest of the WOC nurse team and providers. This session will show two approaches to integrating the WTA and OCA programs into your practice, whether you’re in the hospital, nursing facility or home health space. Come and learn the value of the WTA and OCA programs for yourself!

Learning Objective:

  • Attendees of this session will understand the value of and different approaches to developing the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) and Ostomy Care Associate (OCA) programs, in order to understand how to employ these programs in their own care settings.

Speaker(s):
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