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In the last five years, I have also taken on the role of the hospital's Infection Preventionist. I have attended two courses, both were 20 Contact hours awarded. Would these be applied as professional practice?


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I took a JWOCN article and obtained CEUs. How do I list it in the CE specialty section? I listed the course provider as: Lippincott Williams&Wilkins...but am confused. Is this correct or Wolters Kluwer? or both? Test Code: JWOCN0910 Wolters Kluwer Continuing Education Certificate. Very confused as to which to list as Session/course provider. Lippincott Williams&Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by ANCC.

Answered December 10, 2018
We suggest listing the course provider as JWOCN, since it appeared in their publication. We suggest the ANCC as the accrediting body / provider for the CE. The Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott is the publisher of the journal, and doesn't need to be listed.


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I participated in WOCNCB surverys in all three specialties this year. I was supposed to earn 5 PGP points per discipline. Is there an email I should have received that confirmed this so I can enter my points into my portfolio?

Answered December 10, 2018
Confirmation emails were sent early September 2018. You may request a duplicate confirmation by email to WOCNCB at: info@wocncb.org


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I am trying to send my PGP points in to recertify for my ostomy portion but it says I do not hold a current certification - I need this updated as soon as possible so that I can submit before my re-cert deadline.Thanks

Answered December 10, 2018
We will review the information, thank you.


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Hi. I am writing a paper for my research class in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at San Jose State university. I am trying to find out historical data about number of active certified WOCNs. Do you have any of this information that you could provide or point me to? Thank you. -Thuy

Answered December 10, 2018
WOCNCB does have some data, and you may email your request to: info@wocncb.org


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Hi, "Nurses' Secondary Post-Traumatic Stress" is a CE offered in https://nursing.ceconnection.com/default website. It is 8.5 contact hours. Can I use this CE point in my recertification for wound? if so is it considered specialty? Thanks

Answered December 8, 2018
Please refer to pg 12-13 in the 2018 PGP Handbook/Continuing Education. CE offerings must be directly related to the specialty to be claimed in a portfolio. Requirements and guidelines can be found on these pages regarding what can and can not be claimed.


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Hello, I recently got re certified in by BLS CPR training, and got 1.75 CE hours by the ANCC. Can this count towards Professional Activities for PGP? Thanks, Bryan Duttman

Answered December 8, 2018
Please refer to pg 12 in the 2018 PGP Handbook/Continuing Education. You can not claim general nursing activities in your portfolio, BLS CPR training falls into this category. CEs must be directly related to a specialty or directly impact or enhance the role of the WOC nurse.


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I created a Documentation form for Wound/Ostomy/Continence patients. According to PGP Handbook page 20 I can claim 5 points, 15 per certification period. Can I claim 5 points in each specialty for the development of the form, which would be a total of 15?

Answered December 7, 2018
Points are awarded per documentation form. If you developed one form then you can claim 5 points for this activity in the portfolio you choose. The max allowed allows for multiple forms to be developed over your certification period.


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I served as a committee member on the WOCNCB exam committee for 4 years. According to PGP handbook page 16, I can claim 40 points total (10/year) with 35max/specialty. Can I distribute 30 points in Continence and 10 points in Ostomy to equal 40 points?

Answered December 7, 2018
Yes you are correct. The points are claimed as professional practice and can be divided between the specialties you choose. Thank you for serving on a WOCNCB committee!


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What would this be submitted under? Over the past 2 years I was chair of a group of WOCN nurses across 8 hospitals to standardize wound documentation (so all 8 sites are using the same tool). this included an educational powerpoint of how to document wounds.

Answered December 7, 2018
An option to consider would be Committee service found on pg 16 in the 2018 PGP Handbook. You would be eligible to claim 10 points per year as Chair of the committee. Keep in mind these points must be claimed in the specialty to which they pertain.


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