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Could I split out professional credits to distribute to another specialty PP points? I am over by 3 points in my wound professional practice. I am thinking of removing 3 points from the academic education: course credits portion and then distributing into continence for those 3 additional points. Does this require approval? How does splitting up PP points work?

Answered May 31, 2019
Please refer to pg. 4 in the PGP Handbook related to splitting points. This does require pre-approval.


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I participated in content validation review for the "catheterization of an ileal or colon conduit stoma: best practice for clinicians" document for the wocn. How is this entered in the portfolio. The only options I saw were for journal (peer and non-peer reviewed), textbook and article.

Answered May 31, 2019
The handbook describes content validation on page 21. Please enter as described. Look under "Other publications".


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My CWON expires in June. I have had a few setbacks..I care for my elder mother who shattered her pelvis in 11/2018 then my father in law dies unexpectantly 2/2019; with the estate and the funerals I ran behind in sending in my renewal application. May I apply for a extension?

Answered May 30, 2019
Yes, please email: info@wocncb.org


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IF YOU ARE A CLINICAL SKILLS INSTRUCTOR FOR OCA AND WTA, CAN YOU CLAIM THAT ONLY ONCE OR FOR EACH TIME THAT YOU RUN A COURSE? WE OFFER/RUN WTA AND OCA TWICE A YEAR. JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I AM NOT CLAIMING SOMETHING TOO MANY TIMES. THANKS!

Answered June 1, 2019
You are only able to claim an activity one time. Thank you for clarifying.


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I thought I had asked some questions recently and have not received an answer. I am wanting to know if I am able to see past recerts by PGP specifically for Continence. I need to review my academic choices and want to make sure I do not duplicate. Thank you.

Answered May 30, 2019
The online system allows you to export a copy of the portfolio by clicking on "Export to MS Word". If you did not do that prior to the last recertification, we will have an archived copy. Please email a request for a copy to: info@wocncb.org


Question:
I developed a Bladder Diary to assist our rehab facility in developing individualized voiding programs. I am wondering where to place this? Would I classify it as an Educational Tool (Healthcare Professional)?

Answered May 29, 2019
This certainly could fit under a educational tool if it fits the definition under pg. 30: Factual clinical information intended for the healthcare professional.


Question:
Can CEU's be used for the PGP Continuing education section from Sheild Health care (accreditation agency is Capital Nursing/California Board of Nursing CEP#16028) and Wound Care Education Institute (accreditation agency is ANCC)?

Answered May 29, 2019
Thanks for your question. See page 12 under acceptable activities. CEUs offered/sponsored by an approved accrediting organization such as ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) is acceptable but the course needs to directly relate to the specific scope you are putting into your profile.


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I have attempted to complete my profile and keep receiving an error message that my Certification Number cannot be identified in the master database. I am verified in the system and am not sure what the next steps needed are.

Answered May 29, 2019
Please email us directly and we can look into it for you: info@wocncb.org Please keep in mind the PGP online system is to re-certify regular CWOCN only, and that -AP certifications have a different Handbook and criteria and are not part of the regular PGP system.


Question:
Good Morning, I am a CWON for the past 13 years. I also hole a PhD in nursing degree. At the present time I am interested in becoming certified in Foot Care. Is there any provision for individual like myself who would like to become certified but does not wish to complete the Foot and Nail course? Thank you for your time and looking forward to your response. Dr. Byfield

Answered May 28, 2019
There is a "Fast Track" to CFCN and the Wound certification within the CWON counts towards a portion of the CE and clinical experience hours required to be made eligible. That is, 8 CE and 12 clinical hours are counted by holding the CWON. This means you are left with 16 CE and 28 clinical experience hours, instead of the entire amount of 24 and 40 required. Please review "Eligibility" on this site under "Certification / Foot Care."


Question:
With respect to the 50 ostomy CEU's within the 5 years prior to the certification process, can you count time spent working with a preceptor at an ostomy clinic; attending a pouching inservice and observation of alginate molding for custom ileostomy pouching? What documentation would be required? Thank you.

Answered January 6, 2018
You may have a maximum of 40 CEU's for each Portfolio when Recertifying. If you are getting Certified for the first time, the requirements are different. All of the activities you listed would qualify for Recertification. If you are becoming certified for the first time, I will refer this to another source.


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