WOCN St. Louis Affiliate

August 2018 Meeting

August 2018 Meeting

Coloplast Professional Development Program
Winning In Wound Care: Conquering Challenges in Treatment & Prevention
Hosted by Coloplast and Ashley Begarly BSN, RN, CWOCN

When:  Tuesday, August 14th

Where:  Copia Clayton;  7822 Bonhomme Ave Clayton 63105

Time:  4:30-5:00 Committee Meeting

5:00-6:00 WOCN meeting

6:00-6:30PM Networking

6:30PM-8:00PM Dinner/Speaker

RSVP to:  Jennifer Enkelmann at usjeen@coloplast.com by 8/7/18

Program Objectives:

  • Compare the difference between acute and chronic wound exudate
  • Describe the consequences of exudate pooling in a wound
  • List ideal dressing properties for a wound with high volumes of exudate
  • Define pressure, shear, friction and microclimate
  • Discuss the history of prophylactic dressings
  • Describe how a prophylactic dressing may modify external risk factors


Ashley Begarly BSN, RN, CWOCN
Clinical Consultant for Coloplast

Ashley Begarly is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Indiana University.  Ashley’s career began in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Indiana University Hospital where she discovered her love for wound and ostomy care.  Ashley has been a Certified WOC Nurse since 2007 and has been an educator to both staff and patients for all wound, ostomy, and continence issues.  She has been an active participant in the WOC Nurse community as a clinical preceptor for several WOC Nurse Students who are now WOC Nurses throughout Indiana.  During her years in clinical practice, she was very active in the development of policies and procedures for Indiana University Health and sat on the state-wide Clinical Practice Council for seven years, with three of those years as a co-chair.  Ashley has been published in The Phoenix periodical, with a focus on helping ostomates through the lifestyle changes post ostomy surgery.  Ashley has been a clinical consultant for Coloplast since 2013; her focus within the company is to better understand and educate on skin and wound care needs throughout the lifespan and continuum of care.

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