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I completed a clinical research project as part of my graduation requirement for my MSN on pressure ulcer formation in acute care settings. A review of literature was performed along with research questions being formulated. A paper was written and presentation of findings was given in front of peers as well as graduate faculty. This research assignment was pass or fail only with no letter grade being assigned. Can this be claimed on PJP as data analysis/collection non-IRB.

Answered June 18, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 14, for Academic Education points. If your research project meets the guidelines on p. 29 for Data Analysis, non-IRB, it may be submitted.


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I have been having trouble verifying the related scope of practice for CFCN certified RNs in my state-CA (for example wound debridement or callus removal without MD orders). BRN has replied stating, “BRN does not certify a Foot Care Nurse and therefore has no regulatory authority for such practice.” Where is the best place to find specifics on scope of practice for CFCNs in CA? Thank you.

Answered June 18, 2019
Board certification for CFCN provides validation of specialized knowledge. However, the WOCNCB does not govern or regulate nursing practices, and is the role of the state board of nursing. The scope of practice should follow what is allowed in your state under your nurse licensure.


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I work to lead the Prevalence monthly at my facility. Does this count for PGP points? Sorry to send so many questions...Thanks again.

Answered June 16, 2019
Yes, please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 19, Programs/Projects.


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I noticed an area of the PGP guidelines that mentioned: Expert review on a legal case related to WOC. If I have done this as part of my job on several occasions am I able to count this for Professional Practice Points or would I have to have been in an actual courtroom setting? Thanks much...Scraping for points...

Answered June 16, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 18-19, Programs/Projects. Required documentation is a letter from the law firm for whom the review was performed.


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I have done the role delineation for WOCN last year I believe and am unable to locate the paperwork from online. How can I locate a record of this? Thank you so much for your assistance!

Answered June 16, 2019
A confirmation email was sent in September 2018 for those who participated in the survey. You may request a duplicate by emailing info@wocncb.org.


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I have developed a protocol that has been widely accepted in my facility. This is a skin protection protocol for patients with an FMS device in place. It has save skin and reduced nursing care time. How would I count this and how many points would be provided for a protocol?

Answered June 16, 2019
You’ll need to research the differences between educational tools, learning modules, standardized care plans, competency-based tools and clinical pathway development. All are defined in the 2018 PGP Handbook with varying points and required documentation.


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How many points may I accrue when I produce a detailed notebook for Ostomy and a separate one for continence for my 3 units I cover at work? I plan to use these notebooks to inservice these units. Both notebooks would be very inclusive and detailed along with charting tips. I would have inservice sign in sheets also. Thank you,

Answered June 16, 2019
Documentation of on-the-job activities is not accepted for PGP. If you develop or present an inservice, refer to the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 24-25, Teaching, for points.


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After identify a variety of approaches being utilized for skin protection in the NICU, I began working toward developing a standardized approach. I did a lit search, reviewed current practice, reviewed current product options, surveyed staff on their practice and then devised a skin care algorithm based on the literature and incorporating the AWHONN guidelines. This involved bringing in a new product which required additional staff education, guidelines and an order set. Because the added product is to be implemented for severe skin breakdown, use and thus formal evaluation has been limited)The algorithm is now a written protocol / algorithm. Does this constitute a clinical pathway?

Answered June 13, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 28. A clinical pathway is intended to be a care management tool based on evidence-based practice for a specific group of WOC patients with a predictable clinical course. Different tasks by professionals involved in the patient care are defined, optimized and sequenced either by the hour, day or visit. Outcomes are tied to specific interventions with a timeframe. Pathways may include education, standing orders, or ongoing patient assessment criteria. Activities in this category require multiple steps for completion. Your process appears to line up with the above criteria.


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I completed a WOCNCB Role Delineation Study but did not document which area it was in. Is there a record of my response?

Answered June 12, 2019
Yes, please email a request for a duplicate confirmation: info@wocncb.org


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One more question: Can I get Continence PGP for writing test questions for the Cleveland Clinic WOCNEP Continence program? I am on faculty for the program. Thank you

Answered June 11, 2019
Please submit this question for pre-approval. There are some references to the WTA and OCA program on page 24 which may also apply to these types of teaching student activities. Thanks


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