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Can I receive PGP points in ALL 3 areas (development, presentation and CE approval) for a 2 hour class I conducted on April 4,2018?

Answered August 15, 2018
You may earn points for each of these activities. Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook page 24 "Presentation/Lectures" and "CE/CNE/CME Approval of Program" for the appropriate number of points awarded. Please note the maximum number of points allowed in each category. Thanks for the question.


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I am in Charge of a Wound/Ostomy Clinic. I was wondering if I could use some of my Leadership classes for my Professional Practice points on the PGP?

Answered August 15, 2018
It is possible that they may earn PGP Points. If they are continuing education classes and fit under the Continuing Education guidelines found in the 2018 PGP Handbook on page 12, then you place them in your portfolio. If they are Academic Education, please see the guidelines found on page 14. If neither of these are appropriate, then submit them for Pre-Approval, the process is outlined on page 15. Good luck! Thank you for the question.


Question:
I am preparing my re-certification of CFCN with PGP. I attended "Edema solutions for wound specialists course" at Norton School of Lymphatic therapy. I also attended the conference of American orthopedic foot & ankle society. Do you approve those CEUs for the clinical specialty? or Do I need to submit pre-approval for professional practices? Thank you for your help.

Answered August 14, 2018
Thank you for the question. Please review the 2018 PGP Handbook page 12: Continuing Education-Acceptable Activities. The certificates you were awarded should denote the accreditation and provider. If the CE/CNE/CME is specific to FC then it would be acceptable to place it in the Specialty category. You can also view page 4 Professional Practice Explained for more information.


Question:
Hi, WOCNCB: When will we be able to watch some CEU videos from the 50th WOCN conference? thank you very much!

Answered August 14, 2018
These are through the WOCN Society. We are separate organizations - WOCNCB is the certifying body for your credentials. Please visit the WOCN Society's website for information on their conference at: www.wocn.org


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If you fail the exam how soon can you retake it? Will I get the result of the exam right away or should I wait? If yes, how long will that be Thanks

Answered August 14, 2018
Exam results are provided on-site immediately after taking the exam. If you need to retake an exam there is a 30-day wait. Complete exam information is found in the Exam Handbook, available for download on our website. Look under "Certification / Wound Ostomy Continence."


Question:
I need to submit my name change and see nowhere to do this. Thank you

Answered August 14, 2018
Updates to your records are handled by WOCNCB staff. If you have a name change, you may fax, mail or email it to us. Fax: (414) 276-2146 or email: info@wocncb.org. We will need the legal document showing the name change.


Question:
Can I apply 20 points each year for chairing wound committee for each category? where do include the role survey? How do we move information to another category? Thanks

Answered August 13, 2018
Please review the 2018 PGP Handbook page 16, Professional Organizations. There you will find the number of points awarded each year depending upon the type of committee you served and your position on that committee. You will also find the maximum number of points allowed per portfolio. If you did a Role Survey, once you completed the survey you should have received information on how to capture those points. Each survey is specific to Wound, Ostomy or Continence and the points should be entered under that portfolio. In order to move information to a different category, enter your PGP portfolio. There is an "Actions" column in front of each category. The "Actions" link will allow you to either edit, delete or move the entry. I hope this helps. Thank you for your questions.


Question:
Hello, I listed Product Fair under ostomy in professional practice, however one of the stations at the product fair is ostomy. Can I move it into the specialty section?

Answered August 13, 2018
Thank you for the question. Please review the 2018 PGP Handbook page 4 "Professional Practice Explained". Professional practice is for those activities that are not directly related to WOC or FC. If your product fair booth was pertaining specifically to Ostomy, then it should be placed in the "specialty" section in the Ostomy portfolio.


Question:
I believe my credentials need to be updated regarding educational degree etc. How do I do that?

Answered August 13, 2018
We will need to make updates in our database for you. Please email: info@wocncb.org


Question:
Is there a CEU requirement for each specialty if one recertifies by examination? Thank you!

Answered August 10, 2018
To recertify via examination, there is no requirement for having CE credits. You will submit an exam application verifying current RN and if currently certified will take exams prior to the certification expiration date.


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