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25 minutes | 14 hours ago
Bonus Episode 14: High Output Ileostomy Management
During this special bonus WOCTalk episode, we sit down with Kelly Jaszarowski, MSN, RN, CNS, CWOCN, WOCN Past President, and Rose Murphree, DNP, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, Assistant Clinical Professor, to discuss the content of the recent webinar titled, “Slow Down: Management of the High Output Ileostomy.” Kelly and Rose explain complications associated with high output ileostomies, preventative and management strategies, and complimentary therapies.This podcast and the webinar were supported by Hollister, Incorporated. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products or services. Episode ResourcesTo view a recording of the webinar, “Slow Down: Management of the High Output Ileostomy” click here.To view the University of Washington’s high output ostomy tip page, click here.To receive complimentary guides on short bowel syndrome, click here.
25 minutes | 12 days ago
Bonus EP 13: Incontinence Management and Prevention Technology
During this special bonus WOCTalk episode, we sit down with Dr. Waqaar Khawar, a physician with Hillrom, to discuss content related to a recent webinar on Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) and Pressure Injuries. Dr. Khawar elaborates on the evidence behind the importance of incontinence management in the prevention of IAD and pressure injuries, with emphasis on how the WatchCare™ Incontinence Management System can help nurses address incontinence related problems.This podcast and webinar were supported by an educational grant from Hillrom. The WOCN® Society does not endorse specific products and services.To view a recording of the webinar titled, ”Disrupting the Vicious Cycle: Understanding and Preventing the Negative Effects of Moisture Before Incontinence Associated Dermatitis and Pressure Injury Occur,” click here.Episode ResourcesTo learn more about the WatchCare™ Incontinence Management System, click here.
24 minutes | 15 days ago
Transforming WOC Education: A Conversation with the WOCN® Society Education Committee Chair (EP.17)
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Meghan Smith, MSN, RN, AGACNP, CWOCN, Chair of the Education Committee for the WOCN® Society. Meghan discusses the committee’s process of content development in compliance with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide educational opportunities that help improve care and patient outcomes. The committee works hard to identify and fill gaps in wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) education across the continuum of care and lifespan of patients, to meet the educational needs of WOCN members, to provide different learning options for members, and more!WOCN members have access to 60+ FREE Online Courses totaling 45+ Contact Hours, all of which provide Contact Hours and are housed in the Society’s Continuing Education Center (CEC).Episode ResourcesVisit the Continuing Education Center (CEC).View all our Continuing Education Courses.View all our Certification Review Courses.View all our Bite Sized Learning courses.To view a list of the WOCN Committee Chairs, click here.To learn more about the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), click here.
56 minutes | a month ago
Burn Care Prevention, Management, and Treatment (EP.53)
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Ekta Vohra, BSN, RN, CWON, and Philip Chang, MD, FACS, of the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center--the only verified burn center in New York City. Their multidisciplinary team of burn care specialists includes doctors, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, nurses, critical care medicine specialists, physical and occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, outreach coordinators, and disaster planners. Listen to learn more about their program, degrees of burns, burn prevention, identification, management, treatment, and healing, and how experience in wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) care provides a better understanding for the burn world and skin etiology.Several brand-named products are mentioned throughout this episode. Please note: the WOCN® Society does not endorse or support products or services.Episode ResourcesTo learn more about the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, click here. To learn more about the American Burn Association, click here.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Submitting an Abstract for WOCNext 2021
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Carole Bauer, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, OCN, CWOCN, Abstract Chair of the WOCN National Conference Planning Committee. Carole discusses the abstract process for WOCNext 2021, including helpful resources, advice on successfully submitting an abstract, conflict of interest, the difference between CE and non-CE posters, and how select authors will present posters during a session at WOCNext 2021.WOCNext 2021 will take place from June 27-30, 2021, in Orlando, FL and will serve as a hybrid educational event featuring both online and in-person education, networking, and activities geared towards WOC nurses and other healthcare professionals dedicated to providing expert care to patients with wound, ostomy, and incontinence needs.Abstract submissions for WOCNext 2021 will be accepted through November 2, 2020, at 11:00 AM EDT / 8:00 AM PDT. Abstracts should describe either a research study, case study or practice innovation. All submissions will be completed and submitted electronically. Selection of abstracts will be based solely on a blind peer review. All accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN). Additional information can be found at wocnext.org/abstracts.Episode ResourcesAbstract Bite Sized Course: https://wocn.digitellinc.com/wocn/sessions/5642/view Abstract Submission PowerPoint: https://www.slideshare.net/WOCNext/wocnext-2021-abstract-submission-instructions Abstract Mentoring: Sometimes authors may have difficulty assimilating ideas into the abstract/poster format. WOCN offers those who desire additional support by connecting individuals with seasoned abstract/poster authors to review the abstract/poster content in progress or to answer questions. If interested in this opportunity, visit wocnext.org/abstracts for additional information.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Working Together During the COVID-19 Pandemic
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Emilie Schlitt, BSN, RN, CWOCN, and Diane Bryant, RN, MS, CNS CWOCN, who work together at Brigham And Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Emilie and Diane share their experiences as a new WOC nurse and a preceptor and how they are working together during the COVID-19 pandemic.Through this time of uncertainty, WOCN is dedicated to providing our members and the greater healthcare community with the resources and education needed to practice with all the necessary precautions to keep yourselves and your patients safe. We are so grateful for all of our nurses on the front lines during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many of you are finding yourselves practicing on the front lines, in your usual role of being called to work in another staff position. Thank you for unselfishly carrying out the duties required in this pandemic. For a list of COVID-19 related resources, visit wocn.org/covid-19/.Have questions about precepting? Visit wocn.org/become-a-woc-nurse/preceptor-faqs/ for our frequently asked questions.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Bonus 12: Medico-Legal Issues in WOC Nursing
On this special bonus episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Edward Beitz, Esquire. Ed focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense. He defends doctors, nurses, physicians assistants, and hospitals at the trial and appellate levels, as well as general liability matters. He has successfully defended numerous medical malpractice cases at trial involving complex issues of the human anatomy, such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, nursing care, obstetrical complications, nerve injury and vascular injury. Ed has also tried multiple cases to defense verdicts before arbitration panels in Philadelphia County. His practice has involved a wide range of other medical specialties, including, bariatric surgery, pain management and emergency medicine.Ed has authored briefs on appellate issues in healthcare and coverage matters to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, The New Jersey Appellate Division and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also written and developed articles and presentations on emerging issues in medical malpractice, such as the increased relevance of electronic medical records in the context of civil litigation.The focus of our discussion revolves around the recent WOCN Society webinar, “Don’t Write So That You Can Be Understood, Write So That You Can’t Be Misunderstood”: Medico-Legal Issues in WOC Nursing”. To view a recording of this webinar visit the webcasts section of the WOCN Society’s Continuing Education Center at wocn.org/cec.This podcast and the webinar, “Don’t Write So That You Can Be Understood, Write So That You Can’t Be Misunderstood”: Medico-Legal Issues in WOC Nursingwere supported by Medela LLC. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products or services. For a list of WOC patient products and services, please click here.
59 minutes | 3 months ago
Bonus 11: The Professional Development Road Trip: The Thrill of Hitting the Road in Your Heavy Chevy
During this special bonus WOCTalk episode, we sit down with Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, MAPWCA, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN as she discusses the content of the recent webinar titled, “Jump Into Your Heavy Chevy For the Professional Development Road Trip: Bumps, Twists, and Fabulous Destinations.” During this discussion Janice explains target resume development, business technology including statistical analysis software, and the importance of specialty certification. This podcast and the webinar were supported by Medela LLC. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products or services. For a list of WOC patient products and services, please click here.To view a recording of the webinar, “Jump Into Your Heavy Chevy For the Professional Development Road Trip: Bumps, Twists, and Fabulous Destinations” visit the webcasts section of the WOCN Society’s Continuing Education Center at wocn.org/cec.Episode ResourcesClick here to view a list of Dr. Beitz’s resources and references.
59 minutes | 3 months ago
Critical Connections: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Adult Chronic Illness, and WOC Nursing (EP.49)
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Rebecca Bryan, DNP, AGPCNP, APN, and Janice M. Beitz, Ph.D., RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, MAPWCA, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, as they speak about their session from WOCNext 2020 Reimagined titled, “Critical Connections: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Adult Chronic Illness and WOC Nursing”. Rebecca and Janice explain the science of ACEs, answer audience questions from their live session, and share advice on helping patients through their ACEs. Their session from WOCNext 2020 Reimagined focused on the science of ACEs, specifically scrutinizing neuroscience, epigenetics, and resilience factors from the perspective of the WOC nurse. This session also identified the significant gap in the scientific literature in this milieu and called for research to better understand critical connections among ACEs, adult chronic illness, and skin, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary manifestations.Want to learn more? Click here to view Rebecca and Janice’s session at WOCNext 2020 Reimagined, “Critical Connections: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Adult Chronic Illness and WOC Nursing.” Click here to read their published article “Connections Among Biologic Embedding of Childhood Adversity, Adult Chronic Illness, and Wound Care: A Review of the Literature.”Did you miss the live WOCNext 2020 Reimagined event? No worries! WOCN members have free access to the event's evidence-based wound, ostomy, continence, and foot and nail care sessions that have been archived in the WOCN Continuing Education Center (CEC) Conference Library. All sessions have closed captioning available. No Contact Hours are available.Click hereto access the complete list of archived sessions.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
Pressure Injury Prevention: Implementing the NPIAP 2019 Guideline Into Your Practice (EP.48)
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Janet Cuddigan, RN, PhD, CWCN, FAAN, a Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) with over 40 years of experience in wound care and critical care nursing. Janet is also the current President of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP). Janet provides an in-depth overview of the third edition of the NPIAP 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline, which was developed between 15 international organizations to update evidence-based prevention and treatment for pressure injuries.For more information on the NPIAP 2019 Clinical Practice Guideline, please visit npiap.com/2019Guideline.
52 minutes | 4 months ago
Chronic Tissue Injury: Recognizing & Publishing Clinical Issues (EP.47)
On this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Barbara J. Rozenboom, BSN, RN, CWON, and Mary Mahoney, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN as they speak about their session from WOCNext 2020 Reimagined titled, “Chronic Tissue Injury: Recognizing & Publishing Clinical Issues”. Barbara and Mary explain their telehealth practice model for WOC care in their homecare agency, UnityPoint at Home, answer audience questions from their live session, and speak to their work with chronic tissue injury. Their session from WOCNext 2020 Reiminaged focuses on raising awareness for unique tissue injuries and working towards the goal to have consistent terminology to describe tissue injury in skin classification systems for correct and reliable selection by all healthcare providers. In addition, the lecture covers how the authors identify the clinical problem and the process it takes to bring the clinical issue to publication. Want to learn more? Click here to view Barbara and Mary’s session at WOCNext 2020 Reimagined, “Chronic Tissue Injury: Recognizing & Publishing Clinical Issues”. Click here to read their published JWOCN article, “Definition and Characteristics of Chronic Tissue Injury: A Unique Form of Skin Damage”. Did you miss the live WOCNext 2020 Reimagined event? No worries! WOCN members have free access to the event's evidence-based wound, ostomy, continence, and foot and nail care sessions that have been archived in the WOCN Continuing Education Center (CEC) Conference Library. All sessions have closed captioning available. No Contact Hours are available. Click here to access the complete list of archived sessions.
54 minutes | 5 months ago
Publishing Quantitative Research in the JWOCN (EP.46)
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Martina Mueller, PhD, and Teresa Kelechi, PhD, GCNS, CWCN, FAAN, Deputy Editor of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (JWOCN). Currently, both Martina and Teresa work at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing and have worked together for about 14 years. Martina and Teresa discuss important changes, specifically regarding reporting the p-value when reporting quantitative research, in the JWOCN and other journals. In the past, reporting a null p-value would affect if a study was published or not. Statisticians are now telling authors to not only rely on the p-value as a measure of importance, but to also report the effect size and the confidence interval. Martina and Teresa encourage authors to review the author guidelines of the journal they are submitting to and pay attention to how they are submitting their data, because several journals, including the JWOCN, are changing their guidelines. To learn more about the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN), the official journal of the WOCN Society, click here. Episode Resources: Click here to read “Moving to a World Beyond “p
53 minutes | 5 months ago
Girls With Guts (EP.45)
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Kristen Weiss Sanders, Director of Development for Girls With Guts. Kristen shares with us her own story of having an ostomy, living with Crohn’s disease and her experience on how she became hooked on the sisterhood behind the Girls With Guts organization.Girls With Guts is non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower women with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis) and/or ostomies through the building of sisterhood and self-esteem.To learn more about Girls With Guts visit their website at www.girlswithguts.org or contact them at email@example.com.Episode ResourcesClick here to apply for an I Gotta Go Card.Click here for more information on the Philanthropic Ostomy Outreach Program (POOP).Click here for more information on the Pen Pal Angel program.Click here for more information on the Butt Basket Program. Click here to join the Girls With Guts Facebook Forum. Click here to join the Guts With Guts Teen Facebook Forum.Click here for more information on the 2020 Girls With Guts Retreat. Click here to view the Girls With Guts Brochure.
47 minutes | 6 months ago
WOCN Society Public Policy & Advocacy: New Resources, Website Updates, COVID-19 Legislative Information, and More. (EP.44)
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Kate Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN, the Society’s Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, and Chris Rorick, MPH, the Society’s Director of Government Relations, who serve on the Society’s National Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. Kate and Chris provide updates on the WOCN Society’s current Public Policy and Advocacy activities, new resources and changes to the Society website, and current legislations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.For more information on the Society’s public policy and advocacy efforts, and to contact your legislator regarding current issues, please visit wocn.org/publicpolicy.Episode ResourcesClick here to view the WOCN Society’s Public Policy & Advocacy Home Page. Click here to view the WOCN Society’s Public Policy & Advocacy COVID-19 updates.Click here to view the Regional & Affiliate Toolkit. (members only)Click here to view more information on the Pressure Reducing Support Surfaces Prior Authorization.Click here to send a message through the Votervoice platform.Click here to view the Letter of Medical Necessity Template and other Tips & Templates for Contacting Your Legislators.Click here to view the WOCN Society Advocacy and Grassroots Toolkit.Click here to view contact information for the National Public Policy Liaisons.Click here to view a list of other Healthcare Organizations.Click here to view the WOCN Society Public Policy & Advocacy Health Care Agenda.Click here to view the Deep Tissue Injury Coding Policy Reminder.Click here to view the Public Policy & Advocacy Form. (members only)
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Telehealth Wound Applications: Barriers, Solutions, & Future Use (EP.43)
On this special episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Alyssa Slabaugh NP-C, RN and Nila Reimer PhD, RN, CNE to speak about their upcoming session on telehealth at WOCNext 2020 Reimagined titled, “Telehealth Wound Applications: Barriers, Solutions, & Future Use”. Telehealth applications are an emerging technology in a new era of telemedicine within health care systems. Although telehealth technologies, are utilized by various members of the health care team, Nurse Practitioners utilize them for a variety of patients’ issues across healthcare settings. Listen in to learn more from two of our WOCNext 2020 Reimagined speakers and for a sneak peek of this session.Want to learn more? Join us for WOCNext 2020 Reimagined live, June 5-7, and on-demand through June 21 for an online-only experience brought to you by the WOCN® Society. As an attendee of this reimagined event, you can expect to learn from experienced wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing professionals, chat with over 60 exhibiting companies, view 100+ ePosters and boost your nursing skills all from the comfort of your home or office! Pre-register by 12pm on Friday June 5 for access to content through June 21.
41 minutes | 6 months ago
Learn, Earn and Connect Online at WOCNext 2020 Reimagined (EP.42)
On this episode of WOCTalk we welcome back Brooke Passy, CMP, Meeting Manager for the WOCN® Society. During this episode Brooke reviews key highlights and information regarding the Society’s WOCNext 2020 Reimagined, along with tips for online learning. Attendees of this reimagined event can expect to learn from experienced wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing professionals, chat with over 60 exhibiting companies, and view over 100 ePosters all while boosting their nursing skills from the comfort of their home or office! Listen in to learn more and visit wocnext.org to register today.Interested in joining us? Click here to learn more reasons to love WOCNext 2020 Reimagined. Be sure to register before 12pm ET on Friday, June 5 to gain access to live and on-demand content and an opportunity to earn 30 Contact Hours from Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 21.
100 minutes | 7 months ago
Managing Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (EP.41)
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with three WOC nurse experts; Dr. Teresa Kelechi, PhD, RN, CWCN, Dr. Phyllis A. Bonham, PhD, MSN, RN, CWOCN, DPNAP, FAAN, a Past President of the WOCN® Society, and Glenda Brunette, MSN, RN, CWON. We discuss the fourth edition of the evidence-based wound guideline titled, “Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease”.Dr. Kelechi, Dr. Bonham and Glenda Brunette go into detail of the rigorous process it takes to plan, develop, edit, and finalize a clinical wound guideline of this nature. Each expert takes turns explaining different aspects of what’s in this guideline; recommendation for prevention and management of LEVD and venous leg ulcers (VLUs), intervention for wound management, assessment, and management of risk reduction, interventions for wound management, patient care, patient education, quality of life and much more.The updates to and the importance of this guideline will be presented as a session during WOCNext 2020 Reimagined, this year’s virtual educational event taking place June 5-7, 2020. Learn more about this session by clicking here.Registration for WOCNext 2020 Reimagined is FREE for WOCN Society members, and non-members can register for a discounted rate of $200. All content and Contact Hours will be available for pre-registered attendees through June 21st. Register online. Episode ResourcesClick here to view/purchase the Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease.Click here to view the WOCN Society’s Bookstore.Click here to access the free online clinical tool for Compression for Primary Prevention, Treatment and Prevention of Recurrence of Venous Leg Ulcers.Click here to view the JWOCN article on Venous Leg Ulcers.Click here to view the WOCN Society’s free, online clinical tools for clinicians and consumers.Click here to view the WOCN Society’s Document Library, which houses best practice documents, case studies, white papers and more.Click here to view the WOCN Society’s Document Library, which houses best practice documents, case studies, white papers and more.Click here to view/purchase the online WOCN Clinical Practice Guideline Series.Click here to view the ECRI Guidelines Trust, a new online repository of clinical practice guidelines from the ECRI Institute.Click here to view the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) website.
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Guidance for Maintaining Skin Health When Utilizing Protective Masks for Prolonged Time Intervals (EP.40)
In this special episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Dea Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, President Elect for the WOCN Society, to discuss a new WOCN document titled, “Guidance for Maintaining Skin Health When Utilizing Protective Masks for Prolonged Time Intervals”.Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), especially masks, often causes skin injuries including moisture damage, friction and pressure. TheGuidance for Maintaining Skin Health When Utilizing Protective Masks for Prolonged Time Intervals document provides practical guidance to maintain skin integrity in the prolonged wear time of protective masks such as N-95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, and similar types of protective equipment. The head/face/cheek area of an individual are at highest risk. This document is the culmination of input from WOC nurses across the United States, each working to provide guidance for skin integrity issues being seen in this unprecedented time. Although it is not an evidence-based document, it does include best practices to help guide individuals towards mitigating and solving skin related issues involving PPE.To view the document, along with other helpful COVID-19 resources for clinicians, visit wocn.org/covid19.The WOCN Society does not endorse or support products or services.
40 minutes | 8 months ago
Bonus 10: How WOC Nurses Can Make A World of Difference
During this special bonus WOCTalk episode, we sit down with Kim Fields, BSN, CPN, CWOCN, a certified wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) pediatric nurse at Hershey Medical Center, to discuss her international medical and mission work. Kim has provided WOC health care for underserved populations in places like Africa, the Amazon Jungle, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and she has volunteered with The Youth Rally.Kim discusses how learning about different cultures has improved her health care and has helped her grow as an individual and a nurse. Kim discusses ways to get involved in international service-learning trips and ways to help in your local community. Kim provides tips for anyone who is interested in participating in international service trips.This podcast and WOC Nurse Week 2020 were commercially supported by a restricted educational grant from Smith & Nephew. Resources from this episode:2020 Global Missions Health ConferenceMedicalMissions.comMedicalMissions.orgThe Youth Rally
60 minutes | 8 months ago
Maximize the Effectiveness of Technology in WOC Nursing (EP.39)
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with two wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses, Christina Palau Vaccari, MS, BSN, CWOCN, and Lynette Franklin, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP, CFCN, to talk about how they effectively use emerging technology within their practices. Christina is an inpatient WOC nurse at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Lynette is a WOC nurse with more than 20 years of experience as an instructor and clinician, and she has practiced nursing in four countries. Christina and Lynette previously worked together in Emory’s outpatient clinic, and they presented a session on technology in nursing at a WOCN Society Southeast Region conference. Listen to learn more about different evidence-based digital tools, such as apps, videos, podcasts and websites that nurses can access at their fingertips to support their patient care.Resources from this Episode:Click here to view the WOCN Society’s free, online clinical tools for clinicians and consumers.Click here to view the Society’s Document Library, which houses best practice documents, case studies, white papers and more.Click here to access the Society’s Forums, a message board platform where WOCN members can ask clinical questions to nurses in all care settings.Click here to access the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN), the official publication of the Society. The journal is available as a free benefit for WOCN members.Click here to view the JWOCN article on the evaluation of web-based ostomy patient support resources.
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