NATIONAL PRESSURE ULCER ADVISORY PANEL
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel redefined the definition of a pressure injuries during the NPUAP 2016 Staging Consensus Conference that was held April 8-9, 2016 in Rosemont (Chicago), IL.
The updated staging definitions were presented at a meeting of over 400 professionals. Using a consensus format, Dr. Mikel Gray from the University of Virginia adeptly guided the Staging Task Force and meeting participants to consensus on the updated definitions through an interactive discussion and voting process. During the meeting, the participants also validated the new terminology using photographs.
WOCN® SOCIETY REVISES PGP HANDBOOK May 2016 :
For all WOC nurses looking to re-certify using Professional Growth Points, please refer to the latest edition of the Handbook
Links to other helpful sites:
The Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community
established in June 1991 (formerly known as the Association for Bladder Exstrophy Children), is an international support group network comprising individuals with bladder exstrophy, local parent-exstrophy support groups, and health care providers who work with patients and families living with bladder exstrophy. We collect resources, talent, and information to assist patients and families living with bladder exstrophy to help them master the medical and psychosocial issues relating to exstrophy.
The American Latex Allergy Association
is a national non-profit, tax exempt organization that has designed this website to help connect you with educational materials, support groups, publications and product information to assist you with your understanding of natural rubber latex allergy. http://www.nafc.org
NAFC's mission continues to be one of consumer advocacy, education of the public, and information dissemination through collaboration and networking for the benefit of those with urinary incontinence. To successfully fulfill this mission, the following key strategic goals have been adopted: Building the name of NAFC; Developing and implementing a plan for future sources of funding; Protecting human resources of the headquarters staff; Organizing the management of NAFC's educational products; and Ramping up our advocacy role. We intend to update our strategic plan every three years through the effort of a multi-disciplinary team of individuals drawn from our Board of Directors, Project Advisory Council, and Industry Council.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
This is an excellent resource for both medical person and consumer which is researched based. Need data to explain the scope of persons affected with a particular health problem? The HCUPnet and MEPS tabs provide access to statistics about hospital utilization (searchable by diagnosis or procedure) and medical expenditures.
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, NPUAP, offers clinical resources and Webinars.
Click here for the link to NPUAP website
F.A.E.T. would like to build a library of links for Continuing Education. Many members re-certify with WOCN through PGP.
Each specialty portfolio must contain a minimum of 10 CE/CME credits that are directly related to the wound, ostomy, continence or foot care specialty. The maximum CE/CME credits allowed in each specialty portfolio is 40. No more than 10 CE/CME credits may come from Professional Practice. CE/CMEs may not relate to another clinical specialty. Individual CE/CME must be at least 0.50 credits.
F.A.E.T. members are invited to submit CE ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
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