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I was a member of National Buying group committee, Company Essensa , clinical area. can i used points under Profesional or specialty

Answered October 1, 2018
Yes you can capture these points as a member of a national buying group. Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook page 17 category of Professional Organizations: Member of a national buying group committee. You are awarded 10 points per year with a maximum of 10 points per specialty. Also, please see page 4 "Professional Practice Explained" for more information. Professional Practice is defined as activities that are not directly related to WOC or FC nursing specific activities yet directly impact or enhance the role of the WOC or FC nurse. Thank you for the question.


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Can i use the ce earned during my viewed posters, during the WOCN conference and can be under profesional practice or clinical .

Answered October 1, 2018
Thank you for your question. Yes you can use these points in either Specialty or Professional Practice. Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook page 13 under the heading of "National Conference Posters" for guidelines.


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What schools in south Carolina can lpn attend to get certification in foot care

Answered October 1, 2018
The WOCNCB certification for foot care (CFCN) requires you hold RN and a Bachelor's Degree. We do not offer a certification in foot care for the LPN. However, there is a Wound Treatment Associate Certification (WTA-C). Please review "Eligibility" on this site under "Certification / Wound Treatment Associate".


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I am already wound care certified. I am interested in the Ostomy certification. Can you do this separately?

Answered October 1, 2018
Yes, there are separate exams and the Ostomy specialty may be established on its own. You would either use the "traditional" education pathway or the "experiential pathway." Please review "Eligibility" on the website under "Certification / Wound, Ostomy, Continence."


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There are 2 student precepting forms one on the home page and one on the activity screen where you log hours. Which one are we to use? Signatures are not available for past students. Thanks

Answered September 28, 2018
There is a form to use you precept WOC students and non-WOC students. Use the newest form moving forward on the website for your students.


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I completed the content validation for "Methods of Wound Debridement: Best Practice for Clinicians" through the CCI. Which category would this be applied to for my PGP? Thank you

Answered September 27, 2018
You would be able to claim points for this if you did this as part of a committee member or a professional organization. Refer to page 16 of the PGP Handbook to see if CCI would fit this description.


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I am a wound care certified (WCC) BSN, RN. What do I need to do to become WOCN?

Answered September 27, 2018
There are two pathways to become eligible for WOCNCB credentialing. The "traditional" pathway of completing one of the Accredited WOC Education Porgrams, or otherwise the "experiential" pathway of using your own clinical experience and CE's. Please review our "Eligibility" section on the website where we link the education programs and describe each pathway. This is found under "Certification / Wound Ostomy Continence."


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I completed the Uropharmacology for WOC and Continence Nurse CE. The CE was 1.0 contact and 1.0 Pharmacology. When I add that to my portfolio, does the entire 2.0 CE stay grouped together under speciality or do I have to separate the pharmacology CE?

Answered September 26, 2018
The CE's need to be added separately except in the case when you go to your Regional or National WOCN conferences. Refer to pg. 26 in the 2018 PGP Handbook.


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Hello, I am reviewing my Ostomy Portfolio and exported it to Word. I am not able to read the exported documented to well. It is all jumbled. I have a Mac book. Do you have any recommendations on how to do this so I can read it? Sincerely, Nancy Freeman

Answered September 26, 2018
Since Apple computers typically do not come with any version of MSWord, you must buy the program. You can, however, open Word documents on a Mac laptop or desktop computer without having to download any special program. Apple includes basic word processing program called TextEdit on all machines running OS X, its computer operating system. Use TextEdit to open Word documents on your Apple computer.


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If I do an educational nursing inservice on the use of the peristomal skin guide app developed by Hollister and how to apply this to bedside clinical practice how many Ostomy PGP points wound this yield ? And it would apply to ostomy PGP correct? "Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide for Clinicians" by Hollister

Answered September 27, 2018
I will refer you to the teaching session of the PGP Handbook pg. 24-25. I would review the Requirement section to make sure you have met these, including the audit documentation portion for a presentation. Yes, you are correct, this would fit under your ostomy portfolio.


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