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I have served as a preceptor for two WOC students in an acute care setting. For points for my PGP portfolio, do I only count the hours they were actively with me, or can I count points for times I had them in other locations? (I had them at an outpatient wound and Ostomy clinic and other outpatient areas that related to the specialty). I acted as the main preceptor and co-coordinated the outpatient experiences.


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I have served as a preceptor for two WOC students in an acute care setting. For points for my PGP portfolio, do I only count the hours they were actively with me, or can I count points for times I had them in other locations? (I had them at an outpatient wound and Ostomy clinic and other outpatient areas that related to the specialty). I acted as the main preceptor and co-coordinated the outpatient experiences.


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I volunteered on the WOCNCB Item Review Committee for all three specialties. Which area do I place this in? Answered August 21, 2019 This would be for the category "Professional Organizations" and the activity as "Committee / national level". Which Specialty? Wound, Ostomy, or Continence.

Answered August 22, 2019
Since the work is specific to reviewing specialty exam questions, you should split this between specialties. If you were to use 1 year per specialty, it would be one way to split the points if you had served 3 years for example. Otherwise, it can be done via pre-approval -- be sure to let us know how you want it split in this case.


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I have a poster accepted at the SER WOC conference in October 2019 (10-2 through 10-5). I know I have to have my portfolio submitted by the end of September. Can I obtain a 7 day grace period and submit after I have presented my poster?


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I have done abstract review for National conferences (WOCN and SAWC) how many points is this worth?


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I volunteered on the WOCNCB Item Review Committee for all three specialties. Which area do I place this in?

Answered August 21, 2019
This would be for the category "Professional Organizations" and the activity as "Committee / national level".


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I would like to know if points could be allowed for providing wound care consultations via telewound services allowing the patient to avoid long distance travel and sometimes even being able to be seen in the home. These visits are provided via clinical video telehealth (CVT). This has increased wound care access for patients in rural areas. E-consults and Store & Forward Consults are also completed with pictures viewed in the computer and recommendations provided for wound care treatment and appropriate interventions.

Answered August 22, 2019
Thank you for your question. You question is talking about clinical practice hours and at this time PGP is not part of clinical practice hours


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Regarding precepting for a nurse to sit for the CFCN. What is the going rate for this service??? Thank you.

Answered August 21, 2019
The WOCNCB does not track this information, and may be up to the individual.


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I recently attended the UOAA National Conference. I worked in the free Ostomy Clinic and I attended three full days of classes/educational sessions. The UOAA does not award CMEs or CEUs. Is there a way I can claim the hours I spent at this conference, attending classes? I have already submitted for the hours I worked in the Ostomy Clinic. Thank you, Joyce Nichols

Answered August 21, 2019
Thank you for your questions. Unfortunately we are not able to claims those hours since CEU's were not awarded. Hope this answers your question


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Good Morning! I am currently in the process of recertification via the PGP portfolio. I tried to get ahead of the game and input my CEU's into the system as I earned them. There was an update to the PGP handbook (May of 2018) stating that we need to enter our national WOCN Conference sessions as one entry in each specialty. I already fixed one conference I attended, but I am wondering that since I already entered some of the other conferences prior to the change in May of 2018, can I just keep them separated for this recertification period so I don't have to fix all of them? Thanks

Answered August 20, 2019
Thank you for your question You are correct, conferences before May of 2018 may be in the old format


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