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I worked with our EPIC team and built the order sets(preformatted orders) in EPIC (EMR) for wound care, ostomy care and Koch pouch care. I also helped build the wound and ostomy LDAs (flowsheets/charting). Can I use this in my PGP? If so what would I label these activity as?

Answered February 26, 2021
Thank you for your question. I know that this requires a lot of time. This appears to fitt under Publication page 20 under Create WOC or FC documentation form.


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Is it possible to get a receipt for payment for re-certifying? My employer will not accept the email from WOCNCB for payment. They want an actual receipt.

Answered February 25, 2021
You may email a receipt request to our testing agency, at: candidatesupport@scantron.com


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Regarding PGP handbook page 10 # 10 regarding abbreviations. If the title of an article for CEU includes an abbreviation is it ok to use the abbreviation or must it be spelled out?

Answered February 22, 2021
If the title includes an abbreviation, it should be accepted. If you know what the abbreviation is spelled out, I would spell it out.


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Will you please clarify page 10 #12 I have several CEU offerings sponsored by and approved by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. These CEUs are directly related to Wound or Continence and are NOT Professional Practice. Since they are ANCC, WOCN or SUNA do I need to submit for preapproval?

Answered February 22, 2021
page 10 number 12 states "Do Not submit pre-approval for items that pertain to the clinical specialty.


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Error continues on the website when I pull up a excel sheet for sample tracking of students. Can I use my own excel sheet or does it need to be an approved websheet?

Answered February 23, 2021
You may create your own excel sheet, with separation by specialty, listing of students, hours, etc., so that you have a breakout of the total hours claimed in the PGP portfolio.


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Just needed some clarification. Is the California Board of Registered Nursing considered a accrediting organization? Thanks.

Answered February 17, 2021
Great question! State Board of Nursing is considered an accredited organization. Good luck!


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if you volunteer on board or committee can the point be for speciality for any wound ostomy or continence category as a speciality?

Answered February 16, 2021
Great question. Volunteer points can be applied to any specialty. Thanks for your service!


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Where do I find the Employee verification form.

Answered February 16, 2021
For the WOC or Foot Care specialties, it is within the online exam application, where you list your Employer contact information so that we may contact them directly for a verification of experience. A written document is not required as verification from the employer. If you are trying to verify your clinical hours by the preceptor for an application for the WTA-C credential, a verification form is found either within the online application that you may download, or on our website under "Certification / Wound Treatment Associate" and click on Eligibility, then go to the item #A.3.


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Is this session, that I attended, appropriate for the "ostomy" section? I do not need it for the "Continence" section. NameOfCourse: Managing Common GI Disorders CourseDescription: A lecture on the common gastrointestinal (GI) disorders with methods of assessment, diagnostics, and management strategies. This session was important for the WOC nurse in ostomy care as knowledge of the GI system is vital. The ostomy nurse must be an expert in the anatomy, physiology, and disorders of the GI system. Provider: Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education Accrediting Organization: ANCC

Answered February 16, 2021
Thanks for your question. Based on your write-up it does not sound like a Continence session. If you are very concerned, please submit for pre-approval. Good luck!


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I have completed 50 CEUs in the ostomy area. I am prepared to take the ostomy examination. I would be grateful to you if you could let me know where I am to submit the CEUS and where to send my hours of work experience and any guidance I should have at this point. Thank you very much for your time in this matter

Answered February 16, 2021
This is done within the online exam application, on the website under "Certification / Wound Ostomy Continence" and click on 'Exam" to get to the online application link. If you have already completed the application indicating you will not attach the documentation within the online application, and wish to mail the documents in order to complete the online application, it is sent to our testing agency Scantron - 6001 Hospitality Court, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560.


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