2017 ATTENDEE PORTALS have moved to the Conference Page
 

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

Thanks to Anne Rodgers, conference chair, and her Tennessee conference committees for planning a tremendous program. Our annual conference is the best value around for obtaining wound, ostomy and continence education. We had a great turnout of both attendees and exhibitors.

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 Evaluations

Evaluations were due Sunday, 10/15/2017

Remember to complete an evaluation for each session attended, AND the overall Conference Evaluation.

Be sure to enter your Unique Attendee ID on each evaluation, as that is the link for our database to tabulate your total hours.

As of Wed. 10/17 3PM, 165 certificates have been emailed! All other attendees have been sent a reminder to complete this task.

If you have any questions, please EMAIL bhe@serwocn.org. Be sure to include your full name and attendee ID
(as provided when you registered).


help request - Houston

Nurses, Doctors, Sales Reps - If anyone can please send any drainable colostomy bags overnighted or as soon as possible as there is an immediate need. Please send to: Attn: Lucille RN Room 216 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX 77010 Thank you, DiAnn Smoot, MSN RN CWOCN 484-529-90263


NEW JOB POSTINGs
  1. WOC Nurse - Outpatient Wound Clinic in Wilmington, NC. (Posted: 10-05-2017)

  2. WOC Nurse - Patient Safety in Wilmington, NC. (Posted: 10-05-2017)

  3. Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse
    Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, GA
    (Posted 09-22-2017)


  4. Wound Care Program Coordinator - RN
    Burgaw, NC (Posted: (Posted 09-06-2017)

  5. WOC Nurse - Outpatient Wound Clinic in Wilmington, NC. (Posted: 08-31-2017)

    click to read more on our Jobs page...

Election

Congratulations to the winners announced during the Friday Business Meeting at Conference!
See results on Elections Page


Newsletter articles deadline

Articles for the Fall Edition of the SER Newsletter are due by October 23, 2017. Email them to your State's reporter. Go to state reporters page for their email address.


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.

Youth Rally

September 2017 Youth Rally Newsletter posted.

Go 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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