Our conference is right around the corner!
- Thursday, September 12th
- 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
- St. Louis University, Busch Student Center
- 20 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103
When we get lost in our world of wound care, it is often best to go back to the beginning and look for the cracks and corners that have been overlooked.
The St. Louis Affiliate of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society invites you to join us for our annual wound conference! This conference will focus on New Beginnings. We will explore the fundamentals of dressings, culturing wounds, diabetic feet, assessment, the new international pressure injury vocabulary and the Nightmares of wound care, of course!
Local and national vendors will be present to keep you up-to-date on products and services. Network with other nurses like you, local WOCNs and enjoy a catered lunch all while celebrating the unique style of the 1960’s.
And suddenly you know its time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings…
Too Sweet Feet: What I Wish Nurses Knew About Diabetic Feet
Dr. Vincent Sollecito, DPM
Nurses are the front line with patient care – they are the eyes and ears of healthcare and the ones who can most affect patient behavior. Essential information every nurse dealing with “sweet feet” needs to know as told by a podiatrist.
The Last Measure: Documenting Wound Assessment
Retta Sutterfield, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN
We can never learn too much about assessment; it drives diagnosis, treatment and dressing choices. Kahoot interactive learning will be used during this presentation.
The Art of WOC Nursing
Katie James, RN, BSN, CWCN & JoAnn Hager, RN, MSN, CWOCN
Have you ever needed a quality visual aid for wound/ostomy education but found the commercial products too expensive or not specific to your needs? Learn how to make your own models for wound and ostomy education.
Pressing On: Pressure Injury Prevention Challenges
Margaret Goldberg, RN, MSN, CWOCN
Nationwide, the pressure injury incidence rate struggles to stay at or below three percent. The desirable rate is zero percent. What is keeping hospitals from closing in on that target? Margaret Goldberg, the past president of the NPUAP has come thoughts on this subject.
Cultural Sensitivity: Culturing Chronic Wounds
Roxy Lupien, MSN, RN, CNL, CWOCN, CFCN
To culture or not to culture—that is the question. All chronic wounds have a bioburden, when is it appropriate treat with antibiotics in a time of good antibiotic stewardship? The latest evidenced-based study on this topic will be presented.
Nightmares on Wound Street
Michelle Funk, RN, BSN & John Stewart, RN, BSN, CWON
Discharging a patient to a different level of care is no easy task; it is fraught with financial, social, and environmental challenges. These are the wounds that keep you awake at night!
This activity has been submitted to the Midwest Multistate Division for approval to award nursing contact hours. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.