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I asked about the Evaluation of the Abstract posters for the WOCN. I was not a member of a committee. I was asked by Mary Montague and Jody Scardillo to do the reviews separate from any committee. I am a member of the Education committee however this is not part of that committee or any other. Thank you.

Answered June 4, 2019
If you do not believe this fits under the heading of "Task Force" for Conference Planning, please submit this activity for pre-approval, instructions found on page 15 of the 2018 PGP Handbook


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I have done reviews for WOCN abstracts for WOCn Conference posters for the last few years and wanted to get credit. We evaluate between 12-15 abstracts, make recommendations, comments, suggestions and provide feedback for each abstract. How do I capture that for PGP- under which category, how many points, etc. I have worked with Kathy Meyers submitted it and you said NO- so please help. Thanks

Answered June 3, 2019
Great question. If you evaluated abstracts and posters for WOCN, you must have been on a committee. Consider placing the points under "Professional Organizations" on page 16 in the 2018 PGP Handbook under the "Conference Planning Committee/task force" and placing them at the appropriate level (National or Regional). Thank you for the outstanding work you do for the WOC community.


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I was wondering if the Citiprogram training,Research Ethics and Compliance Training is acceptable as CEU's. This is required training via modules and tests prior to carrying out a research project. I have had to do these modules before being permitted to conduct a retrospective review for the incidence of parastomal hernias. In order to engage in research in our field, this requirements must be completed. May I count them as CEU towards ostomy or professional pratice? Thank you. Chris

Answered June 3, 2019
Thank you for the question, Chris. Please consider submitting this activity for Pre-Approval, instructions are found in the 2018 PGP Handbook, page 15.


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Good morning, After all of these questions, you will know how I fear and have severe test anxiety. I want to be sure my re-submission is going to make it this time. Going over the PGP checklist, (1)I have 11 CNE's. If I need to accumulate more, I'll need to ask the WOCN conference committee for conferences I've attended in the past since I do not have a list of the sessions attended. (2) Academic Education: Can I use the courses taken for MSN such as Diagnosis and Care Practicum and Advanced physical assessment? Both courses total 30 points (3) I've served on the WTA advisory committee for 2 years now so those points should be okay? :) (4)I was also the facilitator for the Program Surf's Up Ride the wound care wave in 2015 and 2018, May I use the CNE's for 2015 along with facilitator which gave me 10 points, If not may I use the 2018 conference for facilitator points? (5) Being a course coordinator for the WTA program should be okay for points too. :) I understand you can't answer everything but I do appreciate the assistance. I also apologize for not taking the time to add each CNE individually the first time around. Best regards Donna Geiger

Answered June 1, 2019
1)You can claim up to 40 CEU's in each portfolio and as a member of the WOCN Society, there are many opportunities for free CEU's if more are needed. 2) According to pg. 14 of the PGP Handbook under Academic Education: Credits should relate to health care, mgmt, teaching, biopsychosocial knowledge base of human resources. It would seem the course you mentioned would fit, but would review this page in the handbook to ensure the rest fit this description. 3) Refer to pg. 16 of Handbook 4) Refer to Pg. 12-13 of Handbook related to CEU's to see if this would meet the requirements 5) Refer to pg. 16 of Handbook I would encourage you to take advantage of watching the PGP 2018 Webinar on demand. This may give you more confidence and ideas for your portfolio prior to submission.


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How do points work for being a chair of conference committee for my affiliate? I see 10 per year and 25 max per specialty. Can I place 10 to a specialty? We had wound(2) ostomy(2) and continence(1) topics.

Answered June 1, 2019
You are correct. You can place 10 points per year; per scope of practice within each of your profiles.


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If I'm over 80 points in my wound specialty. Do I need to remove points from certain sections to make the total exactly 80? Or can I still submit?

Answered June 1, 2019
You need a minimum of 80 and can include up to 90. Please refer to the Porfolio Requirements and Guidelines on Pg. 7 in the PGP Handbook for more detail.


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Only 25 points per specialty is allowed for committee chair local level. Is it O.K. to place 2 1/2 years in ostomy, and 2 1/2 years in continence?

Answered May 31, 2019
Thank you for your question. If you are interested in splitting points, please refer to PGP Handbook page 4. This will require pre-approval.


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As a Vice president of my affiliate WOCN, can I apply 10 points for ostomy specifically? Or is this professsional practice? I see it says max of 25 points per specialty, but I want to verify.

Answered June 1, 2019
Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, p. 16-17, Professional Organizations, Professional Org/Regional. Under Notes: If committee discusses clinical/specialty content, then it is related, otherwise it is Professional Practice. As a Vice President, you can claim 10 points/year with a max of 25/specialty, which would be Professional Practice.


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I have been a co-facilitator for our wound and ostomy symposium since 2014. Am I able to claim different years under each specialty? For example for wound I used the symposium in 2016 and the ostomy portion, I used 2017. I only used 2 years of the past several. Thank you.

Answered June 1, 2019
You can choose how you want to place your points in your portfolio. If you do not need all five years as a co-facilitator to complete your wound and ostomy portfolios, that is up to you. Thank you for your question.


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I have been told I need to get preapproval for my local product committee and WOCN Kaiser Peer Group when placed under professional practice. previously with my last recert this was not needed. I tried to place it in the preapproval section about professional organizations but then it refers to volunteer work and medical missions and how many patients I have seen. Where do I place these to get pre approval . please answer as quickly as possible as I have a deadline now thanks

Answered June 1, 2019
You will need to follow the pre-approval process found on pg. 4 of the PGP Handbook. Please allow up to 30 days for review and response. You will want to choose NON-CEU project or CEU. Pre-approval for local product would be if you are interested in splitting points. This would require pre-approval. It is not clear on what you desire from WOCN Kaiser Peer Group, therefore, can submit this for pre-approval if it is not found within the PGP Handbook.


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