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NSWOC Week: a Full Week of Virtual Events!

Updated: May 2, 2023

April 17 - 21, 2023 is NSWOC Week. As a part of this year's theme, #IndispensableNSWOCs, we planned a week full of virtual events for you to attend! On Monday, April 17, Tuesday, April 18, Wednesday, April 19, and Thursday, April 20, NSWOCC hosted a series of virtual educational and celebratory webinars featuring special legacy guests and NSWOC experts in what we are titling “WOC Stars Legacy Series”.

Join us by watching the webinars below!

Monday, April 17, 2023, 7-8PM ET (4-5PM PT):

Leaving a Legacy in Wound Care

Cathy Harley, NSWOCC CEO, interviews Diane L. Krasner PhD RN FAAN FAAWC MAPWCA on leaving a legacy in wound care.

Diane Krasner is a Wound & Skin Care Consultant and Senior Advisor & Executive Team Member, Coalition for At-Risk Skin (CARS), Interim Past President & Executive Committee Member, Post-Acute Wound & Skin Integrity Council (PAWSIC). She co-authored multiple textbooks on chronic wound care. Diane is from York, Pennsylvania, USA.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 12-1PM ET (9-10AM PT):

Leaving a Legacy in Canadian Wound, Ostomy and Continence Education

Kimberly LeBlanc, PhD, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), FCAN Academic Chair of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute interviews Nicole Denis, RN, MN, NSWOC, WOC Institute Preceptor Manager, who, in 1996, was the founding director of the CAET Wound, Ostomy and Continence Bilingual Education Program leaving a legacy in wound, ostomy and continence education.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 7-8PM ET (4-5PM PT):

Leaving a Legacy in Paediatric Wound, Ostomy and Continence Care - A Mother and Daughter Journey

Cathy Harley, NSWOCC CEO interviews two generations of NSWOCs focused on paediatric practice at the IWK Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This unique story of a mother passing the baton to her daughter when she retired will be sure to warm your heart.

An interview with:

Gail Creelman, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

Emily Woodgate, RN, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 7-8PM ET (4-5PM PT):

Wound Cleansing Debunked

This webinar focuses on wound cleansing techniques and solutions commonly used in the care and management of chronic wounds. Presented by: Erin Rajhathy, RN, BScN, MClSc-WH, NSWOC, WOCC(C)


1. Summarize the evidence for wound cleansing.

2. Distinguish between common methods of wound cleansing.

3. Discuss appropriate uses of various different wound cleansing solutions.

4. Outline proper wound cleansing techniques to prevent biofilm.

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 7-8PM ET (4-5PM PT):

Leaving a Legacy in Wound, Ostomy and Continence from Developing a Historical Ostomy Exhibit to Lessons Learned in a Career Well Served

Cathy Harley, NSWOCC CEO interviews one of the first three “ET”s in Canada – Dianne Garde and Kathryn Kozell, former CAET President 2004 -2008, who designed and launched a historical ostomy exhibit. Shirley McSavaney, former CAET President from 1998-2001 will join them to discuss lessons learned from a career in wound, ostomy and continence nursing.

An interview with:

Shirley McSavaney, RN, DipPHN, NSWOC

Kathryn Kozell, RN, BA, MScN, NSWOC

Dianne Garde, ET

To learn more and download the 2023 NSWOC Week flyer, visit the link below.

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