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CEU articles from the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Incontinence. 1. Do you put the journal name in the source/course provider section? 2. Is the accrediting organization the ANCC? Thank you.

Answered October 7, 2019
Thank you for your question. Please look at page 12 in the 2018 PGP handbook. According to the handbook you will need to look at your certificate to see who the provider of the course is and who the accrediting organization is. This is the information that will be needed. Hope this answers your questions


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Hello, I developed a 5-day wound care program titled, "Journey to Zero" at my hospital for international nurses from Korea. The program included several lectures from me as well as our WOC team and other disciplines including nutrition, risk management, and materials management. I invited vendors to present at lunch. Most afternoons students shawdowed our team at the bedside. CEUs were not offered. My question is, how many points can I claim for developing the week-long program and presenting? Many thanks for your clarification. Pam Sennet

Answered October 6, 2019
Thank you for your question. Please look at page 24 of the 2018 PGP handbook under Presentations and this will answer your questions about how you can claim points Hope this answers your question


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How can I receive a copy of my CWOCN certification?

Answered October 7, 2019
Credentials certificates are automatically printed/issued on a monthly basis, about the 15th of the month, in the month following the one you tested. Credentials can be verified online and are posted about twelve weeks from the actual testing date, at www.wocncb.org. Otherwise, duplicate certificates are issued with a wallet card for a $15 fee, and are handled by our testing agency, Scantron. You may send the request with payment to: Scantron 6001 Hospitality Ct. Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560


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I got married. How do I change my last name for WOCN records.

Answered October 4, 2019
To change your name, please send a copy of the legal documentation showing the information. You may fax, mail or email the information to: WOCNCB 555 E. Wells St., #1100 Milwaukee, WI 53202 FAX: (414) 276-2146 EMAIL: info@wocncb.org


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Can poster viewing CE's at conference be used in any specialty including PP

Answered October 4, 2019
Yes, you may choose where to place poster viewing as shown on page 13 of the PGP Handbook regarding conference posters. Be sure you have at least 0.50 points total as listed on item #6 on page 12 in the CE requirements.


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Hello. I recently received my PGP application back pending revision in view of professional practice not thru WOCN was not sent thru pre-approval. My question is, I entered new CE for professional practice offered by WOCN. Also constipation patient handout was moved from Professional practice to specialty, will this be acceptable? If so, will my application now be good to re-submit? Thank you for your assistance. Marie Desiree Lacandola

Answered October 4, 2019
If you revise a portfolio by adding WOCN CE that are professional practice, they should be acceptable. If the patient handout does clinically relate to the Specialty that it is placed within, it would be acceptable -- However, if you have a handout that is related to Continence care it cannot be used in Ostomy (not transferrable to another specialty). You may resubmit the portfolio for another review, but will need to review the revised portfolio to be sure it meets the criteria shown in the handbook. There are "Comments" at the bottom of the item in the portfolio once the committee has reviewed it with feedback and instructions on the revision for that activity, to guide you.


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This question pertains to Professional Organizations: Forums/Focus group for advisory panel. When I go to enter something in for this category it asks for number of years. What if you were asked to participate in a prototype product eval or prototype teaching class to evaluate? Do these activities count?

Answered October 1, 2019
Please see page 15 of the 2018 PGP handbook. The pre-approval process is used when you want to have an activity considered for approval and assigned a point value that is not already listed in the handbook.


Question:
For the posters at conferences that are worth CEU points, do we group them all into one? Or enter each poster separately?

Answered October 1, 2019
Please see page 13 of the 2018 PGP handbook. There is a highlighted section on that page about how to claim points for posters presented at the WOCN conferences.


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I have a LLC business for wound, ostomy and continence consultation. This is not my full time job. 1. Do I need to split the 20 points between the three? If so, do I need to do the pre-approval process? 2. How do I answer the three sections for the independent Non-clinical practice? Page 29 of the handbook reference such things as EIN, contracts, etc.

Answered September 30, 2019
1. If your wound,ostomy and continence consultation business involves all specialties, or two, you can split those points as note on page 18. This would not require pre-approval. 2 The audit material should be answered and correlated at home. You would only have to present the audit material IF you are audited. 2.


Question:
Is there an employer program for certification examination fees?

Answered September 30, 2019
At this time a program is not available. Please watch our website and email for future announcements.


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