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Hi I have presented some case studies regarding incontinence at my college. Should I submit them for pre-approval?

Answered July 30, 2019
Please do not submit pre-approval for any items that pertain to the Clinical specialty. This is noted on page 15 of the PGP Handbook. You may include this within your portfolio as normal.


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I took an online course approved for 6 contact hours by ANCC and approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Can I use "Pain Management: Oregon Mandatory Training" as PP for the wound or ostomy category?

Answered July 29, 2019
Please submit this activity following the instructions on page 15. Good luck!


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I did an online course on "Diabetic Medications" and received 3 contact hours from the ANCC. Alabama Board of Nursing was an approved provider. Can I use this as PP under the wound or ostomy category. I found this to be very helpful as so many of my patients are diabetic.

Answered July 29, 2019
Please submit this activity following the instructions on page 15. Good luck!


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I took an online course, "Suicide Prevention Training for Healthcare Professionals" ANCC awarded 6 contact hours. Alabama Board of Nursing was an approved provider. Can I use this as Professional Practice under the ostomy category?

Answered July 29, 2019
Please submit this activity following the instructions on page 15. Good luck!


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Do you accept CEU credit from CEUFast? CEUFast,Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Application. The Alabama Board of Nursing is an approved provider with them

Answered July 29, 2019
If the CE is approved by ANCC, it is accepted IF it is directly related to the specialty. General nursing subjects (pain, diabetes) need to be submitted following the instructions on page 15. Good luck!


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I planned and presented a program for Orientation of new hire nurses. It is presented each month as part of Nurses Rock. The program addressed wound care products and teaching application of a wound vac. I am unclear of the following: Can I claim 5 points for planning then 2 points for each 15 minutes it took to present. I know I will only be able to claim points for one presentation. Thank you!

Answered July 29, 2019
The presentation will earn development (2 points for 15 minutes) and presentation (1 point for 15 minutes). There are no points for planning a presentation. Good luck !


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I will be orienting a new employee that is certified in wound, ostomy, and continence. However, this will be her fist job experience as a CWOCN. Am I am to claim points for orienting her?

Answered July 29, 2019
Please review page 24. Orientation of a WOC employee is counted as 1 point for 8 hours.Thanks for your question.


Question:
hi have a great morning , I'am a registered nurse here in the philippines , and i want to become a wound nurse specialist , what is the process about this and howmuch it cost , and what are the requirements need to provide.?

Answered July 28, 2019
Please review "Eligibility" under "Certification / Wound, Ostomy, Continence" on this website, where all the options, requirements and processes for schools and requirements are listed and explained.


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Question:Thank you for your response however I am still unclear. Can I get points for review of a journal article that is NOT YET published. "I am reviewing an article for a non-peer-reviewed journal but it has not yet been published, How do I enter that into my PGP points? thank you! Answered July 27, 2019 Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook, Category "Publications" on page 20. There you will find the sub-heading "Journal or Magazine article-(non-peer reviewed)". As a reviewer, you earn 5 points with a maximum of 15 points per specialty. Please see definition on page 30. Also, review the Requirements and Audit Documentation found on page 21. Thank you for the question."

Answered July 27, 2019
To capture points, the activity must be verifiable If you have received documentation that you reviewed the article then that should be sufficient documentation to capture these points. If you do not have documentation or are unable to get documentation prior to your PGP submission then consider submitting this activity for pre approval, instructions found on page 15. I hope this helps.


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Two questions, thank you. 1. I have a CEU from WOCN 2019 that has (W,O,C,PP)listed at the end of it. Does this mean I can use this general session CEU for any of the areas? I may need it in my continence PGP. 2. The items in my PGP that have been declined or need correction won't let me change the number of points assigned. How can I re-submit if I can't make the point changes necessary, the computer won't let me submit. Many thanks

Answered July 27, 2019
Thank you for the questions. 1) Yes, the use of W,O,C,PP nomenclature for WOC conferences means that you can use those PGP points in any of these categories. 2) You may try deleting and re-entering the activity to calculate the correct number of points. I hope this helps.


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