NSWOCC Atlantic Regional Meeting Recap
On October 28, 2023, NSWOCC Members came together, both in person at the Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown and virtually via Zoom, for a day filled with education, networking, and discussion.
Paediatric Incontinence-associated Dermatitis: Presented by Emily Woodgate, BScN, RN-AP, NSWOC, WOCC(C), this enlightening session offered Canadian Best Practice Recommendations. Notably, these recommendations are applicable to adults as well. Emily encouraged every NSWOC to share this valuable resource with their affiliated pediatric units. The material is accessible on the NSWOCC website, complete with a quick reference guide and full document: https://www.nswoc.ca/bpr
Oxygen Therapy: Michele Langille, RN, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C) and Julie Chu, RN, BN, NSWOC, WOCC(C) from PEI provided an in-depth exploration of this emerging modality. They discussed how continuous oxygen diffusion can promote wound healing in the right patient, accompanied by successful case studies.
Essity-Sponsored "Power Lunch and Simple Solutions for Managing Edema": Linda Paquet guided us through Farrow Wrap, offering expert insights into compression wraps. Delicious lunch options were enjoyed as we learned about these valuable solutions.
Private Practice: Joan Peddle, RN, BN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), CCHN(C), from Moncton NB, shared her journey of establishing a wound and ostomy business in New Brunswick. She emphasized the importance of working with an accountant and provided tips for starting a business. Joan's dedication and expertise continue to inspire.
Wound Healing and Electrical Stimulation: Karla Lohnes MClSc-WH, BScN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C) from Nova Scotia introduced the "Estim" project, now a provincial program. She explained the equipment and treatment process, highlighting its effectiveness in challenging wound cases.
Cardiac Sternal Wounds: Presented by Sarah Hoben, RN, BN, NSWOC, WOCC(C) and Ashley Theresa Hogan, RN, BN, NSWOC, WOCC(C) from Saint John NB, this session shed light on the challenges of specific cardiac wounds and sternal dehiscence postoperative complications. Case studies and images provided a deeper understanding of this critical area.
Educational Session Sponsored by Hollister Limited: The impact of an intermittent catheter package on patient independence was discussed. Kevin Arenburg shared results from six studies, including the evaluation of a no-touch hydrophilic intermittent catheter closed system and the use of ceramide soft convexity postoperatively.
SOS cases: Members came together to address a radiation burn challenge, offering various management options.
To cap off this enriching day, we extended our heartfelt thanks to 3M for sponsoring a delightful dinner at Carraba's Italian Grill.
Your participation and support made this event a resounding success! Thank you for joining us at our Atlantic Regional Meeting.