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Thank you to everyone who supported and joined us for our WOCNext 2020 Symposia sessions. 

Friday, June 5, 2020: 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM 

(S01) Climate Change: The Patient, The Wound, The Healthcare Environment
Supported by 3M + KCI

(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)
Richard Brandon Hill, CWCN, FACCWS

Description: Climate change, how are you adapting during times of uncertainty? Reimagine a new today in a virtual/technical existence with resources at the click of a keyboard and communication via telemedicine keeping the patient at the forefront. Please join this session which will focus on the patient, their wounds, and todays healthcare environment and the impacts on wound management across the care continuum. The session will include the following solutions; Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with instillation (NPWTi), Advanced Wound Dressings, and Mechanically Powered Disposable NPWT (dNPWT) related to wound etiology and characteristics utilizing a case-based approach.

Saturday, June 6, 2020: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

(S02) Saving the Skin They’re In: What’s New in IAD, MARSI and MDRPI
Supported by 3M + KCI 
1.25 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)
Elizabeth Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN 
Judy Mason, MSN, RN, CCRN, CWON
Stephanie Yates, MSN, RN, ANP, CWOCN

Description:This symposium will feature updates from experts in the areas of IAD, MARSI and MDRPI. After hearing about the latest in the literature, the recipient of the 2020 3M Safe Skin Award will be introduced and will share the elements of the program that made them a clear choice for this year's award. Join us to ensure you are up-to-date and be inspired by a sustained QI project that has dramatically improved patient outcomes in a challenging population.

(S03) Ostomy Care Challenges and Best Practices: An Interactive Panel Discussion
Supported by Coloplast Corp.

(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)
Moderator - Janice Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN
Featuring a Panel of WOC Nurses

Description: Ostomy care is ever evolving and is often shaped by the best practices WOC Nurses learn from one another. Join us for an interactive panel discussion with input from you, the audience, as we explore hot topics in ostomy care such as managing peristomal ulcers, patient education and discharge protocol best practices, experiences of using convexity in the post-op period, and more.   

Janice Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, will moderate the discussion featuring a panel of fellow WOC Nurses sharing their insights, experience and best practices on each topic, as we invite the audience to participate and share their (your!) unique perspectives.

(S04) Reducing Pressure Injuries in the Surgical & Critical Care Population
Supported by Smith+Nephew

(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)
Barrett Larson, MD
Margaret (Peggy) O’Harra, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC

Description: Critically ill patients in intensive care units are highly vulnerable to pressure injuries because of limited mobility, multiple medical devices, and the severity of their disease including patients with ARDS. This session will discuss the evolving appreciation for early mobilization and prone positioning in context of Covid-19, and a step-by-step clinical intervention strategy to reduce the incidence of pressure injury specific to the ECMO and critical care population. 

Saturday, June 6, 2020: 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM 

(S05) Clinician Meets Scientist: Exploring the Science of the Skin & Barrier Interface
Supported by Hollister Incorporated
1.25 Contact Hours (Lecture and Discussion)
Gary Grove, PhD
Janet Stoia Davis, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

Description: One of the primary goals in ostomy management is to maintain peristomal skin health, This presentation will explore the science of the peristomal environment under ostomy barriers providing insight into the link of transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and peristomal skin injury.

(S06) Risk Factors & Unavoidable Pressure Injuries: Results of the IPUP Study
Supported by HillRom

(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)
Moderator - Mikel Gray PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN
Laura Edsberg, PhD

Description: This presentation will discuss current trends in pressure injury development in the acute care setting identified through the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence (IPUPTM) survey. National prevalence rates, risk factors and prevention strategies will be discussed across acute care sub-specialties as well as factors that contribute to unavoidable pressure injury development. Input from WOCN attendees at this session, along with these results will become the focus of a future study on unavoidable pressure injuries in acute care.

Sunday, June 7, 2020: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM 

(S07) Challenging the Status Quo with Innovative NPWT Solutions
Supported by Smith+Nephew

(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)
Theresa A. Hurd, RN MSN, MScN, MScED, PhD
Mandy Spitzer, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

Description: Transform your approach to complex wound care by participating in this program highlighting the accessibility and new science associated with negative pressure would therapy (NPWT). Our speakers will discuss the use of NPWT across the care continuum, review clinical evidence including a novel mechanism of action, and discuss clinical applications of single use negative pressure wound therapy on deeper wounds.

(S09) Wound Hygiene: Defying Hard to Heal Wounds with an Anti-Biofilm Intervention Strategy
Supported by ConvaTec, Inc

(This activity is not accredited for nursing contact hours)
Philip G. Bowler, MPhil, BSc, FIBMS
Jacalyn A. Brace, PhD, ANP-WOCN

Description: Although biofilm is widely documented and understood to be the main cause of delayed healing in hard to heal wounds, health care providers in many settings still wait for overt signs of infection, delayed healing or other complications before intervening with biofilm-based wound care protocols. An international consensus of wound care specialists has devised the concept of Wound Hygiene as a structured 4-step method for overcoming the barriers to healing associated with biofilm. Our speakers will discuss the foundation of biofilm-based wound care and the 4 elements of Wound Hygiene as used within a protocol of care for patients with hard to heal wounds.

Sessions within this conference awarded advanced practice and pharmacology credit. 

Attendees were able to earn one nursing Contact Hour for every hour of education time. Learners had to complete an evaluation to receive Contact Hours. 

  • WOCNext 2020 Reimagined was hosted through the WOCN Society's CEC,, and was live from  May 29 - June 23. Archived WOCNext 2020 Reimagined sessions are now available in the CEC. Click here to learn more.

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