News from North Carolina
08/07/2020News From UNC REX:
NC WOC group members, Angela Joyner and Rosalind Arango, represented UNC Rex Hospital’s WOC Consult service and presented the poster titled “I Can Help Prevent Pressure Injuries”: Implementation of Zero Harm Meetings at the SER conference in October, 2019. The poster was a collaborative effort from all the team. Here is a photo of the team.
Rosalind also attended the NPIAP conference in February 2020 and Angela attended the first virtual 2020 WOCNext conference in June 2020 and presented their poster!
News from Wake Medical Center:
Joanna Burgess has accepted at position with ConvaTec and is now a consultant. She is greatly missed. Gloria Tabron joined a Pediatric Practice after completing her MNP! Congratulations Gloria!! Kristen returned to New York to be closer to family. Anne Richardson is now of the Raleigh campus of Wake Med and Colleen Spillman is now covering the Cary Campus. Our role has also further expanded to our North campus which is now the domain for Leigh Ammons. We have a part time position available if anyone is interested.
News from UNC Main:
The CWOC nurses at UNC Medical Center and Hillsborough have had an interesting 2020! 2 members of the team attended the NPIAP conference in Houston in February. We had a poster accepted called Surgery Services Pressure Injury Prevention Project: Standard Care for Nasogastric Tubes to Prevent Medical Device-Related Pressure Injuries on the Nose
We had 2 nurses re-certify as WOCN nurses in the last few months – Lara Leininger and Donna Brickman! Congratulations!!
We also celebrated Juliet Idiagbonya completing her Adult Nurse Practitioner program and passing her exam! Congratulations!!
Our team also had to redesign our Skin Champion program to meet social distancing guidelines. We are pleased with our “new” design and use of video technology and learning modules. We partnered with nurse educators and learning organizational design to move a portion of our class to video and learning modules.
With Covid-19 changing nursing care across the nation, the CWOCN pivoted and did training to support bedside nursing for disaster planning. As the hospital learned more about caring for Covid-19 patients, we implemented daily rounding in the MICU for Covid-19 patients. We have assisted with training ICU nurses and respiratory therapist on pronation therapy and positioning to reduce and mitigate pressure injuries. We offer support to the ICU nurses in this unit by performing skin assessments, providing wound care and assisting in pronation therapy.
The Southeast region welcomes Angela Joyner as the newly elected reporter for the NC group. Angela has been a nurse for 29 years and a CWOCN for 8 years. She works at UNC Rex. From Angela: “I love being a part of the WOCN community and look forward to getting to know the members of our community even better as the new reporter for the NC WOC group.”
NC wants to congratulate Bryan Duttman MSN, RN, CWOCN and Elsie Murray RN, CWON for some recent accomplishments.
Bryan completed his Master’s of Science in Nursing for Leadership and Management from the Western Governors University of North Carolina in February 2020.
Elsie Murray, RN, CWON passed her Wound and Ostomy Certification Exam in June 2020. They both are part of a 6 wound care inpatient team at UNC Rex Hospital.
03/25/2020 Aimee Quillen, RN, CWON and Joanne Burtner have started an Ostomy support group in western NC. Our information is listed on the UOAA website. We meet the 2nd Monday of the month (but not on Federal/State holidays) in Sylva, NC.
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