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Can't join us at Conference?  
Don't worry we will be live streaming hot sessions again this year! 

Sessions will be live-streamed from Nashville! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get this cutting edge education.

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Sessions are FREE for WOCN Members!*
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Non-Member costs are $30 per session or $300 for the full package that includes all 16 sessions!*
Save up to 25% when you purchase a live streaming package!

*Please note: Package deals include all 16 live sessions. Refunds will not be available in the event that attendees can not watch all 16 sessions live. If you can not view all the sessions live they will be available for a limited time after July 1st to view and obtain credit.

Here are the sessions that will be available via live streaming!
*All sessions are local Central Time.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

9:00 am – 10:00 am

(GS1) When the Music Changes, So Does the Dance: Health Transformation and the Role of the WOC Nurse

Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS


There is been much discussion regarding the values and vagaries of health reform and the implications of the Affordable Care Act. 2014 is a critical year as many of the elements and requisites of health transformation and reform are enacted. The landscape for transforming nursing practice in clinical care now calls the profession to both recalibrate and reconfigure the foundations of nursing practice in ways that represent demonstrations of value in service, quality, and price. These challenges have significant implications for WOC nurses in a way that informs the transformation of our practice. This keynote session will challenge us to think differently about nursing practice in a value-driven health system and will challenge nurses to embrace and to engage new insights and processes which will transform the future of WOC nursing practice.


10:15 am – 11:15 am

(GS2) Health Care Reform: Creating a More Efficient WOC Nurse Practice

Kaye Martin, RN

Health Care Reform is not going away! This session will provide the WOC nurse guidance with maintaining current Health Care Reform standards, while identifying creative ways to assist the WOC nurse to develop a more efficient system for practicing as a WOC nurse. 


1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

(GS3) Research: Fine Tuning Your WOC Skills (Oral Abstract Presentations)
Moderator - Donna Z. Bliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

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 process. Clinical investigators will present their findings in a moderated podium session.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

(PP203) Capitalize Data to Catapult Your Value
Evelyn Catt, MHA, BSPH, CSSBB


WOC nurses currently have limited skill and knowledge in describing their contribution specific to the value equation and describing value to the key leaders they serve.  This session will cover the distinctive process for measuring a change and different ways to display results to create value for a defined target audience.  

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

(W204) LEAD with the Right Notes: Get in Tune with the Updated 2014 WOCN LEAD Guidelines

Phyllis A. Bonham, PhD, MSN, RN, CWOCN, DPNAP, FAAN


This session will discuss the recommendations in the WOCN® Society’s 2014 updated Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Arterial Disease. This evidence-based guideline was developed by a panel of WOCN Society members. The presentation will address key updates in the following areas for assessment and management of LEAD: key assessment parameters, non-invasive tests, risk factors and co-morbidities, novel biomarkers, nutrition/medications, management of edema in mixed venous/arterial disease and post-surgical edema, surgical interventions, adjunctive therapies, and key strategies in patient/family education for risk reduction.


Monday, June 23, 2014

8:45 am - 9:45 am

(W300) Out of Step – Atypical Wounds: HIT, Coumadin Necrosis, Necrobiosis Lipoidica

Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP, FAAN


Atypical wounds are challenging clinical care events since their identification may initially be obscured. This session will focus on three clinical conditions, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) syndrome necrosis, Coumadin necrosis, and Necrobiosis Lipoidica. Epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, medical/surgical/nursing therapies and pharmacotherapy will be targeted.

10:00 am – 11:00 am

(GS4) Youth Gang Violence: NO Lyrics for Wounds             

Michel B. Aboutanos, MD, MPH, FACS

This powerful session will explore the “hidden” problems of gang violence (from the perspective of the Nurse, the Physician, and the wound care team) as well as the complex wounds sustained as a result of civilian injuries. Highlighted will be the aftermath of these violent and traumatic wounds, the clinical and social impact, prevention and intervention initiatives, and the role of the wound care team in this process.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

(PP311) Top Billing with Your WOCNCB Certification

Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS

Every Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse (CWOCN) confronts the constant issues related to others understanding the value, significance, and impact of her or his role. Often, the role is little understood and the value not preconceived until after the WOC has acted and made her or his contribution. The greatest promoters of WOC nurses services are those who have received them. The question is however how do certified WOC nurses generate a sense of value and contribution to the larger constituency in a way that deepens understanding and value in a way positively affects the use of the role? Important also, is the capacity to differentiate the role of the certified WOC nurse from those who offer such services without evidence of the knowledge, capacity, and skill validated by board certification. This brief session will connect both the tools necessary to marketing certified WOC nurses and to articulating and demonstrating the value of their certification. Special emphasis will be placed on changing expectations for the value of the certified WOC nurse within the context of a reformed health system This session will be fast-paced and will move from the general to the specific, talking primarily about contextual changes having an impact on the certified WOC nurse’s obligation to create a relevant context for reframing value rather than simply focusing on reaction, action, and the usual functional responses themselves.  Discussion will stay centered on the forces reflecting the kinds of value certified WOC nurses will need to establish over the short term in their role in a transformed health care environment.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

8:00 am – 9:00 am

(GS5) MASD vs. Pressure Ulcers: What is that Yellow Stuff?

Dorothy B. Doughty, MN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN

Diane Langemo, PhD, RN, FAAN
 Mahoney, BSN, RN, CWON

This session will highlight the challenge in differentiating moisture associated skin damage and pressure ulcers. The panel will present information regarding assessment characteristics of each condition to guide the learner in their practice setting. Additionally, the panel will discuss assessment pearls such as, “what is that yellow stuff” in the wound bed, and be asked to weigh in on whether superficial pressure ulcers exist. The session will include both the most up to date evidence based recommendations for assessment and classification as well as discuss recommendations for future research. 

9:15 am – 10:15 am

(W400) The Wound Care Two Step: Integrating Palliative Care Principles into Everyday Practice

Kevin Emmons, DrNP, RN, CWCN

This session will discuss the principles of palliative wound care across the care continuum. A focus of this session will be placed on symptom management including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options.   


10:30 am 11:30 am

(C406) Thelma Wells Lecture: One Hit Wonders – Emerging Therapies Fecal Transplantation and Anti-Microbial Textiles

Stacy A. Kahn, MD
Laurie L. McNichol, MSN, RN, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP


This session will offer health care providers an introduction to the emerging science of fecal transplantation and how it is used in the treatment of recurrent clostridium difficile. Research in the area of skin care in the presence of incontinence continues to expand clinical options.  This talk will also serve as an introduction to emerging science regarding those products most intimate to the patient: their linens.


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

(C410) Honky Tonk Blues: CAUTI Update-Nurse Driven Bundles

Vittoria Pontieri Lewis, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN

This session will provide the attendees with updated evidenced based CAUTI practices/protocols in acute care.  


4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

(O413) Management of the Patient with a High Output Stoma

Janice C. Colwell, MS, RN, CWOCN, FAAN

This session will review the management of a patient with a high output stoma (HOS). The information presented will build upon a previous conference presentation, and will cover the definition, differential diagnosis and assessment of  the patient with HOS.  Practical information will be presented that will allow the attendee to develop a standard management plan for the patient with HOS.  


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

8:00 am – 9:00 am

(W500) Turning the Hemodynamically Unstable Patient in the ICU

C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, ET, CWOCN

Rajiv Malhotra, DO, MS, FCCP

Ann Marie Nie, MSN, CNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN

This session will explore turning and repositioning the hemodynamically unstable adult and pediatric patient in the intensive care unit. Specifically, the panel will described the difference between expected changes in hemodynamic status based upon medications and medical condition and those which define the patient as truly too unstable to turn. Finally, the speakers will discuss techniques to safely turn patients in the ICU.

9:15 am – 10:15 am

(O505) Norma Gill Lecture: The Lost Art of Colostomy Irrigations - I Want to Be Free

Vicki Haugen, BSN, RN, MPH, CWOCN, OCN

This session will discuss why we have lost the art of teaching colostomy irrigations, who are excellent candidates to irrigate, demonstrate how and when patients should be taught and finally, provide testimony from patients who have benefited from routine irrigations.


10:30 am – 11:30 am

(GS6) The Soundtrack of Your Success

Colette A. Carlson

Are you ready to turn up the volume on your career to gain the R-E-S-P-E-C-T you deserve? With a heavy dose of humor, Colette shares her prescription to fine tune your internal and external soundtrack resulting in less stress and more success in the frenetic-paced environment of healthcare. Improve your results as you note ways to communicate your accomplishments to become your own best advocate. Choose to become a strategic thinker to drive outcomes and influence decision-makers. Identify simple, yet powerful truths to lower your stress and increase your joy in both your professional and personal life.  

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The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


WOCN® is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

9:15 am – 10:15 am

(W400) The Wound Care Two Step: Integrating Palliative Care Principles into Everyday Practice

Kevin Emmons, DrNP, RN, CWCN

This session will discuss the principles of palliative wound care across the care continuum. A focus of this session will be placed on symptom management including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options.   

9:15 am – 10:15 am

(W400) The Wound Care Two Step: Integrating Palliative Care Principles into Everyday Practice

Kevin Emmons, DrNP, RN, CWCN

This session will discuss the principles of palliative wound care across the care continuum. A focus of this session will be placed on symptom management including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options.   

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