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Welcome to WOCTalk, a podcast courtesy of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society. WOCTalk is your opportunity to learn more about advocacy, education, and research that support the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs.

Welcome to WOCTalk, a podcast courtesy of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society. WOCTalk is your opportunity to learn more about advocacy, education, and research that support the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs.

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Welcome to WOCTalk, a podcast courtesy of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society. WOCTalk is your opportunity to learn more about advocacy, education, and research that support the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs.

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@WOCNSociety

Language:

English


Episodes

The Life of a Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Travel Nurse

5/3/2022
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Mary Harris, BSN, RN, CWON, who is a Wound and Ostomy Travel Nurse and the President-Elect of the New England Region. Mary shares her journey as a nurse, tips and tricks for anyone interested in becoming a travel nurse, and her experiences as a Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Travel Nurse.

Duration:00:58:03

Bonus EP. 20: The WOC Nurse: emPOWERing the Leader Within

4/22/2022
On this special 100th episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with WOCN® President, Dea Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, to discuss the topic of leadership as reviewed during a previous WOCN webinar titled, “The WOC Nurse: emPOWERing the Leader Within”. How many times have you thought, “I am a nurse, not a leader!” Truth is, WOC nurses are indeed leaders just by virtue of our specialty practice. Leading people can be daunting, and so can finding your inner leader. Leadership is just another piece of the...

Duration:00:47:26

Growing the Team: Successfully Onboarding Non-WOC Certified Nurses

4/5/2022
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Elizabeth Savage, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, IIWCC-NYU, Wound & Ostomy Program Manager at NYU Langone, and Wound & Ostomy Program participants Jessica Lieder, A-GNP, ANP-BC, CWON, and Sarah Lebovits, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN, DAPWCA. Elizabeth, Sarah, and Jessica share their experiences of how they work together to successfully onboard and orient non-WOC certified nurses onto their team at NYU Langone.

Duration:00:45:26

Physician Residents Shadowing a Certified WOC Nurse to Develop Interprofessional Competencies: A Quality Improvement Project

3/22/2022
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Laura Monahan, OFS, DNP, MBA, RN, and Mary Sandrik, MSN, RN, CWOCN, two authors of the article “Physician Residents Shadowing a Certified WOC Nurse to Develop Interprofessional Competencies: A Quality Improvement Project” published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN), the official journal of the WOCN® Society. The purpose of this quality improvement (QI) project was to assess a shadowing experience with a certified WOC...

Duration:00:35:17

WOCN Public Policy & Advocacy: COVID-19 Legislation, Filling Coverage Gaps, Hot Legislative Topics, and More

3/1/2022
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Kate Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN, the WOCN Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, and Chris Rorick, MPH, the WOCN Director of Government Relations, who serve on the WOCN National Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. Kate and Chris discuss updates to the COVID-19 Legislation, partnering with other organizations to fill coverage gaps, Regional and Affiliate resources, the VoterVoice Platform, and other hot topics and resources. For more information...

Duration:00:56:37

Utilizing the APRN WOC Nurse for Inpatient and Outpatient Consultations

1/11/2022
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Carol Stanley, MSN, APRN, CWOCN, author of the ePoster “Catapulting Wound/Ostomy Care into the 21st Century: Utilization of certified wound/ostomy APRN to the Full Extent of the License” that was presented at the WOCNext® 2021 conference. Carol discusses her WOC nursing experience at a wound clinic, the creation of an APRN role for inpatient and outpatient wound and ostomy consultation, and how that APRN role positively affected continuity of...

Duration:00:33:57

Bonus 19: Covid-19 Impact on the WOC Nursing Practice

1/7/2022
On this special bonus episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Janice Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nursing practice in conjunction with the recent webinar titled “My Favorite Perfume Scent is Hand Sanitizer: Covid-19 - Impact on Contemporary Ostomy Practice”. This webinar is available to view on-demand through the WOCN Continuing Education Center (CEC) and awards 1.0 Contact Hours. This...

Duration:00:31:04

A Conversation with the Membership Engagement Committee Chair

12/21/2021
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Emilee Bartolo, RN, BSN, CWOCN, Chair of the Membership Engagement Committee of the WOCN® Society. Get to know Emilee and learn more about the Committee’s member outreach initiatives, “New to the Blue” member networking activities, upcoming goals, and more. Episode Resources: To view the Members-Only Forums, click here. To view the WOCN Membership Big Book of Benefits, click here. If you’re a new WOCN member and want to reach out to Emilee...

Duration:00:27:27

Wound Consult Telehealth Validation

12/7/2021
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with three NYU Langone Health Nurses, Elizabeth Savage, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, IIWCC-NYU, Oksana Nekoz, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CWOCN, and Diana Kmita, BSN, RN, CRRN, CWOCN as they discuss their poster from WOCNext® 2021:A Virtual WOW Experience with the WOCN® Society and Relias titled Wound Consult Telehealth Validation. Interested in submitting an Abstract for WOCNext® 2022:A Global Education Event from WOCN® And WCET®? Visit wocn.org/abstract to learn...

Duration:00:46:37

WOCN® Society’s Leadership Process

11/23/2021
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Carolyn Watts, MSN, RN, CWON, and Laura Shafer, BSN, RN, CWON, who both serve on the Leadership Development Committee. This Committee helps to continually evolve the WOCN® Society’s landscape forward by soliciting and encouraging diversified members to run for leadership positions. Carolyn and Laura share their insights on the Committee’s purpose, who is eligible to hold WOCN leadership positions, what the Committee looks for in potential...

Duration:00:32:43

Skin Assessment Conundrums: Pigment, Technology, and Moisture

10/15/2021
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Joyce M. Black, PhD, RN, as she discusses WOCN’s webinar series Skin Assessment Conundrums: Pigment, Technology, and Moisture. On this episode Joyce addresses unanswered questions from the series and shares with listeners her insight into the latest evidence and adds her expertise to common skin assessment conundrums related to pigment, technology, and moisture. The Skin Assessment Conundrums Series and this podcast are supported by an...

Duration:00:43:01

A Sneak Peek at the New WOCN Continuing Education Center

10/12/2021
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Meghan Smith, MSN, RN, AGACNP, CWOCN, WOCN Education Committee Chair, as she shares what the Education Committee has been working on lately and all of the exciting new features and content coming to the WOCN Society Continuing Education Center (CEC). Interested in joining the WOCN Education Committee? Visit www.wocn.org/volunteer-opportunities to stay informed about upcoming volunteer opportunities in 2022. Episode Resources: Click here to...

Duration:00:23:15

Ostomy Patient Advocacy and Awareness

9/28/2021
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Jeanine Gleba, UOAA Advocacy Manager, and Joanna Burgess, BSN, RN, CWOCN, UOAA Advocacy Committee Co-Chair, practicing nurse and ostomate. We discuss Ostomy Awareness Day and World Ostomy Day, ostomy advocacy and awareness outreach initiatives, ostomy care research, and ostomy patient rights. Ostomy Awareness Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. World Ostomy Day is celebrated every three years on the first Saturday in...

Duration:00:50:12

Palliative Approach to Wound Care

9/14/2021
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Anne Walsh, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CWOCN, author of the ePoster “Palliative Wound Care Where Aggressive Symptom Management Is the Goal” that was presented at the WOCNext® 2021 conference. We discuss the role of the WOC nurse in palliative care, the free App called “Palliative Wound Pro” that Anne developed, telehealth consultations, wound healing, and much more! Episode Resources: Click here to view the ePoster “Palliative Wound Care Where Aggressive...

Duration:00:38:38

Bonus Episode 18: Empowered: Packing Your Professional Development Suitcase

8/31/2021
During this special bonus WOCTalk episode, we sit down with Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN, CRNP, MAPWCA, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN as she discusses the content from her recent WOCN Society emPOWERed Series webinar “Empowered: Packing Your Professional Development Suitcase (Your Career Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone).” During the episode, Dr. Beitz further explains the importance of continued professional development in the context of the business of healthcare. The WOCN...

Duration:00:41:25

Outpatient Ostomy Triage Tool

8/17/2021
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Laura Swoboda, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN-AP, Jessica Held, DNP, APNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN-AP, CFCN, and Aimee Frisch, BSN, RN, CWOCN, authors of the ePoster “Outpatient Ostomy Triage Tool: Education for the Generalist” that was presented at the WOCNext® 2021 conference. The authors discuss the importance of care issues among new ostomates, the gap in education of how healthcare providers can triage ostomy concerns, and how this tool can provide resources...

Duration:00:40:00

Meet the 23rd President of WOCN

7/27/2021
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Dea Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, the 23rd President of the WOCN® Society. Dea was sworn in as the newest President at the close of the WOCNext® 2021 conference. During the episode, Dea talks about her love of WOC nursing, playing music, and being adventurous! Listen to get to know your President personally and professionally and hear what she’s looking forward to in her new leadership role with WOCN. Episode Resources: If you’d like to reach out...

Duration:00:48:12

Peristomal Skin Health: A WOCN Society Consensus Conference

7/13/2021
On this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Catherine Ratcliff, PhD, GNP-BC,CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN, and Laurie McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN, to discuss the results of the Peristomal Skin Health: A WOCN Society Society Consensus Conference, including the characteristics of healthy peristomal skin, intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting peristomal skin health, gaps in evidence, and best practices for maintaining healthy peristomal skin. In addition to this episode, this...

Duration:00:43:57

Successful Transitions of Care: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Supplies

6/29/2021
On this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Barbara Dale, RN, CHHN, CWOCN. Barbara started her career as a nursing assistant in long term care in 1985. She has worked in a variety of settings from acute care to psychiatric prisons but found her niche in home health after obtaining her RN in 2000. She obtained her WOC nurse certification from Emory University in 2003. In her current role she does patient evaluations and maintains all medical supplies for her home health, hospice, and private...

Duration:00:29:36

A Guide to WOCNext 2021

6/8/2021
Interested in joining us? Click here to register for WOCNext 2021 for just $199. All participants will be required to register to attend and gain access to event content and activities. Registration will close at 12 PM ET on Saturday, June 26. On-demand recorded content (including Nursing Contact Hours + Pharmacology Credits) will be available post-event to pre-registered attendees through December 31, 2021. Already Registered for WOCNext 2021? Enhance your event experience by learning...

Duration:00:45:33