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Hello. I have completed Webinar offerings on different dates from Conference Sessions- and don't know how to list them. Exa: SUNA Annual Conference 2017 154- Inner and Outer Tubes: was done on Jan. 11, 2018 SUNA Annual Conference 2017 243-Understanding Myofascial Pain was done on February 9, 2018.

Answered February 19, 2019
I am assuming the Webinar offerings were for CEU's, therefore you would enter them under this category in your portfolio. You can see Appendix A, pg. 26 in the PGP Handbook for specific examples of how to enter conferences regardless if this was a Webinar or Full SUNA conference. Once you choose CEU, the rest of the fields in your category will help you guide you.


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Does passing and maintaining clinical ladder count toward our PGP? If so, how do we document it and under which heading?

Answered February 19, 2019
This would not, but the specific projects you perform may be eligible for possible PGP points. For example, if you did a presentation for your organzation related to Wound, Ostomy, Continence or Foot Care, you could take credit for this. Refer to page 24 under Teaching/Presentations. Another example is developing a clinical pathway, page 18 in the Handbook. I hope this helps guide you in the right direction. Thank you for your question.


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Clarification please on the PGP note about failing the first exam in the PGP cycle. I did not pass the initial exam for certification in 2014 or so. Is this what you mean or does it refer to at the time of recertification I first fail the exam and am asking to use the PGP process? Thank you.

Answered February 19, 2019
It does not refer to 5 years ago, but rather in the current year you are recertifying. For example, if you are now recertifying for a June 2019 date, you cannot take exams in 2019 prior to attempting PGP.


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Hi, I presented a case study in the collage class and discussed about urinary incontinence types and I developed a power point as well with all references. How can I clam it in my re-certification in Continence?

Answered February 18, 2019
Please refer to page 24 in the PGP Handbook related to presentations. You can claim points for developing and additional points if you presented. Thank you for your question.


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I have access to CE education from Health-stream Most are approved by either the ANCC or Cinahl. Are these acceptable for CE . If so how is it recorded

Answered February 18, 2019
Any CE are acceptable that pertain to the clinical specialty. You will list the provider, date, amount of CE, etc. within the application.


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I recently asked a question regarding credit for an HBOT course. This course was a multiday course: on days 3 and 4 all day focused on the following wound care topics (contraindications/risk, diabetic ulcers, crush injury, osteomyelitis, burns, anemia, skin flaps/grafts,anaerobic infection, ISSHL, central artery occlusion, chamber operations, investigational, treatment protocols, patient safety). May I count the hours from days 3 and 4 with the exception of central artery occlusion and ISSHL? Thank you

Answered February 18, 2019
You will need to determine which topics during the course are specific to patient wound care and only count that portion. Upon receiving the application, it will be reviewed.


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I am on the hospital education committee and have developed a 2 hour program for all new hire RN/s relating to skin care, wound care, products and documentations. Do I receive a one time /cert 2o points for this activity. I have been doing this for 4 years,

Answered February 18, 2019
You are correct that you can claim this one time for the 4 years. The points are based on the amounts of time the presentation or development is for. Please refer to pg. 24 of the PGP Handbook under presentations/lectures for details.


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I have two questions which I was unable to answer through a PGP Handbook search as well as the question search option. My questions are as follows: 1. Is test item writing still considered a PGP activity? If so, where might I find information related to such. 2. Is serving as a peer reviewer for an organization's position statement considered a PGP activity? If so, where might I find information related to such.

Answered February 18, 2019
Thank you for your questions. In regards to #1: the Item writing for WOCNCB is possible for points. Please refer to page 18 under Programs/Projects. #2 Peer Review: Refer to Pg. 20 in the PGP Handbook if it is within a journal or magazine article. If unsure, submit for pre-approval.


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HOW DO I ACCESS THE 2 HOUR REVIEW LESSON? I PURCHASE THE VIDEO LAST WEEK BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO VIEW IT. MY RECERTIFICATION EXAM FOR OSTOMIES IS IN 1 WEEK. THANKS.

Answered February 18, 2019
This sounds like the Society's review course, possibly. We do link theirs and other resources on our site, so you will need to contact them directly. The Society's website is: www.wocn.org and their phone is: 888-224-9626.


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I recently completed my NP in Adult gerontology acute Care .This was 19 credit hours from wayne state university Detroit Michigan . (Already had my MSN) How many credits can I use in the academic category. Do I need to spell out each course and the appropriate credit hours or can I just divide the credits as I need them . Thank You .

Answered February 16, 2019
Thanks for your question and congratulations. Please see page 14, college credit hours earn 5 professional practice points per credit. Just a reminder at least 40 of the total 80 points in a portfolio must directly relate to the specialty.


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