Jennifer AndersonJennifer Anderson
MBA, MSN, RN, CWCN, CFCN, CWS

If you haven’t already registered for the 2017 SER of the WOCN Society Conference, now is the time to do so. Anne Rodgers, conference chair, and her Tennessee conference committees are planning a tremendous program. Our annual conference is the best value around for obtaining wound, ostomy and continence education. Hope to see you in Tennessee at the end of September.

The 49th Annual WOCN® Society Conference was held the end of May in Salt Lake City. There were many SER of the WOCN Society members who traveled to Utah to attend the conference. It was wonderful to have 51 SER of the WOCN members who attended our regional membership meeting on an early Saturday morning! North Carolina had the largest representation at 16 members with Florida as a close second at 9 members. We were honored to have a WOC nurse from Brazil join our group as well! The next National WOCN® Society Conference will be in Philadelphia, PA, June 2-6, 2018. It promises to be an awesome conference as it will the 50th Annual Conference!

Have you checked out the new tools on the WOCN Society website? There are several great items:

The links are included above or can be accessed at www.wocn.org. Click on clinical tools under the Resources tab on the home page. There are several other agency resources available as well:  AHRQ On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention Tool, ANA CAUTI Prevention Tool and Guidance on OASIS Skin and Wound.

I want to thank the membership, board and staff again for allowing me the honor of serving you. I have found this position to be both challenging and exciting! Also, please remember this is your Society. Do not hesitate to contact me anytime for questions, to report successes or opportunities for improvement.

Warm regards,

Jennifer Anderson

President Southeast Region of the WOCN® Society

president@serwocn.org


 

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Conference Registration Open

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PRECONFERENCE #1 IS SOLD OUT:
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Election

Voting is now closed. Resutls will be announced during the Business Meeting on Friday at Conference.


Summer Newsletter Posted

Go to the News PageThe Summer Edition of the SER Newsletter is now online.

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Free online CE program

The Southeast Region is proud to provide Dr. Shultz's presentation: Battling Biofilms.
Click here to access this free one hour online CE (W) program.

2016 Youth Rally

We have received a thank you letter and recap of the 2016 Youth Rally event in Seattle, WA. The 2017 camp will be in San Diego. To to the Youth Rally website for more information.


Professional Organization /
Public Policy Updates

New Pressure Injury Staging Definitions

NEWS RELEASE: Governmental Agencies and Professional Organizations Support NPUAP’s Pressure Injury Staging System... read News Release here


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