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Sage Products LLC will be supporting 11 first-time poster presenters at the upcoming WOCN® Society’s 46th Annual Conference. The conference will take place June 21-25, 2014 in Nashville, Tenn. Sage has given the WOCN® Society an unrestricted educational grant to provide a limited number of travel scholarships to support first-time presenters with promising new research focused on preventive practices for wounds.
The posters will be presented during the conference, available on the WOCN website and printed in a supplement of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. The recipients of this scholarship are all current WOCN members. The first-time poster presenters and their poster titles are:
• Kristina Foster, MS, RN, APRN, BC, CWOCN
Poster Title: A Change in Skin Risk Assessment: SIRAP
• Ellen Tyree, RN, BSN, CWOCN
Poster Title: Does Repositioning Matter?
• Judith DiPerri, MSN, RN, BC, CWOCN
Poster Title: The Effects of Linen Layers on Pressure Ulcer Development: Does more linen negatively impact the microclimate of the skin?
• Nancy Scozzari, RN, CWOCN
Poster Title: Getting it Right: Strategies for Implementation of a Successful Pressure Ulcer Reduction Program
• Alanna Seppelt MSN, RN, C-ANP, CWOCN
Poster Title: Achieving Success by Refining the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program in the LTAC Setting
• Mary Hill, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Poster Title: Moving Towards Zero
• Vivian Pacheco, MS, RN, CRRN, CWOCN
Poster Title: It Takes a Village: Skin Team Grown from the Grassroots
• Susan Solmos, RN, MSN, WOCN
Poster Title: Seven Design Elements to Improve the Readability of Patient Education for Pressure Ulcer Prevention
• Cathy Wogamon, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Poster Title: Can Educating Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in a Nursing Home Reduce In-house Pressure Ulcer Development?
• Armi Earlam, BSN, RN, MPA, CWOCN
Poster Title: Preventing Pressure Ulcers in a Progressive Care Unit: CNA and RN Partnership
• Barbara Deskins, MSN, RN-BC
Poster Title: Not Just Sheets...Therapeutic Linen--The Impact of Synthetic Silk-Like Fabric on Pressure Ulcers
Both the WOCN Society and Sage share a core philosophy of prevention and both understand that evidence-based interventions will lead to improved patient outcomes. “We are pleased to be working with the WOCN to support this important new prevention research,” says Eric Farrell, Sage senior product manager. “This partnership is a truly collaborative effort to provide WOC nurses with the educational information they need to help prevent pressure ulcers.”
For more information about Sage Products, stop by booth #853 at the WOCN Society Conference.
Source: Sage Products LLC