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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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United States

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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.

Twitter:

@WOCNSociety

Language:

English


Episodes

Chronic Tissue Injury: Recognizing & Publishing Clinical Issues (EP.47)

7/28/2020
On this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Barbara J. Rozenboom, BSN, RN, CWON, and Mary Mahoney, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN as they speak about their session from WOCNext 2020 Reimagined titled, “Chronic Tissue Injury: Recognizing & Publishing Clinical Issues”. Barbara and Mary explain their telehealth practice model for WOC care in their homecare agency, UnityPoint at Home, answer audience questions from their live session, and speak to their work with chronic tissue injury. Their session...

Duration:00:52:07

Publishing Quantitative Research in the JWOCN (EP.46)

7/14/2020
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Martina Mueller, PhD, and Teresa Kelechi, PhD, GCNS, CWCN, FAAN, Deputy Editor of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (JWOCN). Currently, both Martina and Teresa work at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing and have worked together for about 14 years. Martina and Teresa discuss important changes, specifically regarding reporting the p-value when reporting quantitative research, in the JWOCN and other journals. In...

Duration:00:54:03

Girls With Guts (EP.45)

6/30/2020
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Kristen Weiss Sanders, Director of Development for Girls With Guts. Kristen shares with us her own story of having an ostomy, living with Crohn’s disease and her experience on how she became hooked on the sisterhood behind the Girls With Guts organization. Girls With Guts is non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower women with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis) and/or ostomies through the...

Duration:00:53:14

WOCN Society Public Policy & Advocacy: New Resources, Website Updates, COVID-19 Legislative Information, and More. (EP.44)

6/16/2020
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Kate Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN, the Society’s Public Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, and Chris Rorick, MPH, the Society’s Director of Government Relations, who serve on the Society’s National Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. Kate and Chris provide updates on the WOCN Society’s current Public Policy and Advocacy activities, new resources and changes to the Society website, and current legislations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more...

Duration:00:46:51

Telehealth Wound Applications: Barriers, Solutions, & Future Use (EP.43)

6/2/2020
On this special episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Alyssa Slabaugh NP-C, RN and Nila Reimer PhD, RN, CNE to speak about their upcoming session on telehealth at WOCNext 2020 Reimagined titled, “Telehealth Wound Applications: Barriers, Solutions, & Future Use”. Telehealth applications are an emerging technology in a new era of telemedicine within health care systems. Although telehealth technologies, are utilized by various members of the health care team, Nurse Practitioners utilize them for...

Duration:00:26:46

Learn, Earn and Connect Online at WOCNext 2020 Reimagined (EP.42)

5/26/2020
On this episode of WOCTalk we welcome back Brooke Passy, CMP, Meeting Manager for the WOCN® Society. During this episode Brooke reviews key highlights and information regarding the Society’s WOCNext 2020 Reimagined, along with tips for online learning. Attendees of this reimagined event can expect to learn from experienced wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing professionals, chat with over 60 exhibiting companies, and view over 100 ePosters all while boosting their nursing skills from...

Duration:00:40:58

Managing Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease (EP.41)

5/12/2020
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with three WOC nurse experts; Dr. Teresa Kelechi, PhD, RN, CWCN, Dr. Phyllis A. Bonham, PhD, MSN, RN, CWOCN, DPNAP, FAAN, a Past President of the WOCN® Society, and Glenda Brunette, MSN, RN, CWON. We discuss the fourth edition of the evidence-based wound guideline titled, “Guideline for Management of Wounds in Patients with Lower-Extremity Venous Disease”. Dr. Kelechi, Dr. Bonham and Glenda Brunette go into detail of the rigorous process it takes to...

Duration:01:39:42

Guidance for Maintaining Skin Health When Utilizing Protective Masks for Prolonged Time Intervals (EP.40)

4/28/2020
In this special episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Dea Kent, DNP, RN, NP-C, CWOCN, President Elect for the WOCN Society, to discuss a new WOCN document titled, “Guidance for Maintaining Skin Health When Utilizing Protective Masks for Prolonged Time Intervals”. Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), especially masks, often causes skin injuries including moisture damage, friction and pressure. TheGuidance for Maintaining Skin Health When Utilizing Protective Masks for Prolonged Time...

Duration:00:24:30

Bonus 10: How WOC Nurses Can Make A World of Difference

4/14/2020
During this special bonus WOCTalk episode, we sit down with Kim Fields, BSN, CPN, CWOCN, a certified wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) pediatric nurse at Hershey Medical Center, to discuss her international medical and mission work. Kim has provided WOC health care for underserved populations in places like Africa, the Amazon Jungle, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and she has volunteered with The Youth Rally. Kim discusses how learning about different cultures has improved her health...

Duration:00:40:20

Maximize the Effectiveness of Technology in WOC Nursing (EP.39)

3/31/2020
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with two wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nurses, Christina Palau Vaccari, MS, BSN, CWOCN, and Lynette Franklin, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN-AP, CFCN, to talk about how they effectively use emerging technology within their practices. Christina is an inpatient WOC nurse at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Lynette is a WOC nurse with more than 20 years of experience as an instructor and clinician, and she has practiced nursing in four countries....

Duration:01:00:20

Bonus 9: Dermostomy: Advanced Dermatological Conditions of the Parastomal Region

3/27/2020
On this bonus episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Virginia Hanchett, FNP, APRN-BC, DCNP, COCN, CWCN, a Program Director and Senior Nurse Practitioner at “UR Medicine Ostomy Services” at the University Of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. She has 20 years of experience in the field of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing and 15 years experience in medical dermatology. She has been proudly employed at the University of Rochester Medical Center for over 30 years and for the past...

Duration:00:28:30

Developing Quality WOC Education: A Conversation with the WOCN Society Accreditation Committee Chair (EP.38)

3/17/2020
The Society believes the right choice to deliver evidence-based care to individuals with non-healing wounds, ostomies, and urinary and fecal incontinence are nurses educated by WOCN Society-accredited Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Education Programs (WOCNEPs) and/or nurses who are certified through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB®). On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Kathleen McLaughlin, DNP, MSN, RN, CWOCN, Chair of the WOCN Society’s...

Duration:00:28:16

Meeting the Demand: How One Department Increased Their WOC Nurse Workforce (EP.37)

2/25/2020
On this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Ekta Vohra, BSN, RN, CWON. As a certified wound and ostomy nurse for 6 years at a large urban, academic institution, Ekta’s patients span from neonates through the geriatric population. After experiencing an increase of 257% in ostomy patient visits and 138% in wound patient visits, Ekta and the team at her facility worked to research and measure the demand they were facing and understand the costs savings associated with adding additional...

Duration:00:30:35

Bonus 8: The Gut Microbiota & Health: A Focus on Linking Intestinal Dysbiosis & Human Disease

2/14/2020
During this special bonus WOCTalk episode, we sit down with Dr. Mariana Byndloss. As an Assistant Professor in the Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mariana’s work examines how inflammation mediates changes in host physiology, and how these changes can cause disruption of the microbial ecosystem in our large intestine, leading to disease. In this episode, Mariana speaks to us about the content from a recent WOCN Society webinar, The...

Duration:00:18:58

Bonus 7: Parastomal Hernias: A Surgeon and WOC Nurse Perspective

2/14/2020
Parastomal hernia development is a common complication for a patient with a stoma. In this special bonus episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Janice C. Colwell, RN, MS, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN, to discuss this complication and the content she presented alongside her colleague, Neil Hyman, MD, at WOCNext 2019. Their session titled, “Parastomal Hernias: A Surgeon and WOC Nurse Perspective” reviewed the incidence, clinical presentation, risk factors, workup and surgical and non-surgical treatment of...

Duration:00:32:27

The Use of a Low-Profile Gastrostomy Device to Enhance MACE Irrigation (EP.36)

2/11/2020
On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with two certified wound, ostomy continence nurses from Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health; Lisa Kirk, MSN, RN, CWOCN and Tim Luttrell, BSN, RN, CWOCN. Lisa and Tim co-authored an award-winning poster presented at WOCNext 2019 in Nashville titled, “The Use of a Low-Profile Gastrostomy Device to Enhance Malone Antegrade Continence Enema (MACE) Irrigation”. This co-authored poster earned Tim and Lisa a Merit Award in the Case Study...

Duration:00:37:13

Igniting Change & Finding Balance: A Conversation with Angela Gaffney, CHC (EP.35)

1/28/2020
On this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Angela Gaffney, CHC, the keynote speaker for WOCNext 2020 in Cleveland, June 7-10. Angela is the President of Essential Health & Wellness, a firm focused on building healthy communities and organizations. As an international wellness speaker, consultant and author, she and her team have supported clients through inspiring keynotes, corporate consulting, executive retreats, and unique wellness programming. She is the catalyst for healthy...

Duration:00:34:18

Bridging Our Care from Research to Bedside (EP.34)

1/14/2020
On this episode of WOCTalk, we speak with Heather Lee Craven PhD, RN, CMSRN, CPHQ and Teresa Kelechi, PhD, GCNS, CWCN, FAAN of the Medical University of South Carolina about the process of bringing research to life through evidence-based practice. “Bridging Our Care from Research to Bedside” was originally presented at the Southeast Region of the WOCN Society conference in the Fall of 2019. In this episode, Dr. Craven and Dr. Kelechi discuss the content from this previous presentation and...

Duration:01:24:30

Bonus 6: Creative Strategies to Manage Female Urinary Incontinence and Reduce Urinary Catheter Utilization

1/10/2020
On this special bonus episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Carmen Davis and Terrie Beeson to speak about the content from a recent WOCN Society webinar, “Creative Strategies to Manage Female Urinary Incontinence and Reduce Urinary Catheter Utilization”, which focused on alternatives used to disrupt the lifecycle of the indwelling urinary catheter. The webinar and this podcast were both supported by an educational grant from Stryker. The WOCN® Society does not endorse specific products and...

Duration:00:22:53

One CWOCN with a Bright Future (EP.33)

12/31/2019
In this episode of WOCTalk we sit down with Morgan Womble, RN, CWOCN, winner of the WOCN Society’s Future is Bright Award in 2019. This WOCN award recognizes a new WOC nurse within his/hers first five (5) years of practice who is tri-specialty certified and destined to make a significant contribution to WOC care as an educator, a researcher, or in clinical practice. The Future is Bright Award is intended to recognize a new WOC nurse who exemplifies the scope of WOC nursing practice as...

Duration:00:37:46