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Question:
Where is the online activity for the self assessment located??

Answered February 11, 2019
You may click on "Add New Activity" and from the drop-down list click "Self Assessment".


Question:
I developed an original competency-based tool (under programs/projects)- can I also receive PGP points for TEACHING/presenting this competency-based tool? It was an in-service related to ostomy education.

Answered February 10, 2019
Thank you for your question. Yes, you can collect points for both developing a program (2 points for every 15 minutes) and presenting a program (1 point for every 15 minutes) (page 24).


Question:
At my facility we use posters a lot to educate staff. We have built many into our nursing orientation program. I have a few I've developed for this purpose related to wounds and continence.I have looked at page 24 in the manual and it awards 5 pts. I believe it's a fit and am looking for confirmation before I submit.

Answered February 9, 2019
Thank You for your question. . Page 24 in the 2018 PGP Handbook under poster presentations does discuss posters at a facility. As long as the content for the posters is related to wounds and ostomies you may claim the points as referenced. I hope this clarifies your questions


Question:
I have several pre-approvals but cannot locate the "copies of acceptance of Pre-approvals" from PGP committee. What can I do to ensure these are accepted if audited?

Answered February 8, 2019
You may email a request for the copy of acceptance to: info@wocncb.org


Question:
I’m an RN associate degree. Will I qualify to take the exam? Or, only wound care associate?

Answered February 8, 2019
For the CWCN credentialing exam, a Bachelor's Degree is required. You will qualify for the WTA-C (Wound Treatment Associate) certification.


Question:
Hello, I have precepted WOCN Students at various years. Most were prior to 2018 revised handbook, one was in 2018 so I have her signature on the WOCNCB tracking form; I also got the others to sign tracking forms but not on the same form. Is this ok for audit purposes.

Answered February 7, 2019
Yes, the forms can be separate.


Question:
Is there a maximum points allowed for professional organizations that can be used? Example if I have served as an officer, been on committees, conference planning as chair or member, done volunteer for organization can I claim all?

Answered February 6, 2019
Thank you for your question. Please review page 16 and 17 of the 2018 PGP handbook for professional organizations. Each activity as stated above is in a different category of this activity. Each activity states what is included and the maximum amount of points you can claim. I hope this helps to clarify.


Question:
Periodically nursing will issue “practice alertS” at my facility on important topics that are impacting pt care. They are posted on our learning platform as a way reach all staff as well as tracking compliance with reviewing the content. I have one pending posting and am struggling as to where in the publication section it best fits.

Answered February 6, 2019
Thank you for your question. If your practice alerts are considered newsletter, then review pg. 21 of the 2018 PGP Handbook under newsletter. There you will fine the points awarded for your activities. If this is not appropriate, consider submitting for pre- approval, the instructions found on page 15. I hope this helps to clarify.


Question:
Does attending the webinar for “WOCNCB Recertification using PGP” held last August 2018 account for any points? If it does, is it appropriate to classify the points towards Professional Practice?

Answered February 6, 2019
The WOCNCB does not issue CE, and the informational webinar on using PGP will not count for points.


Question:
My wound and ostomy educational program was approved for 7 contact hours. 6 contact hours were wound related and one contact hour was ostomy related. Can I use this program to obtain 5 points for ostomy specialty and 5 points for wound specialty under CE/CNE/CME approval of program?

Answered February 6, 2019
Thank you for your questions. Please look at page 4 of the 2018 PGP Handbook under point splitting. Hope this helps to clarify.


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