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I have been asked to be a content Validity expert for an ostomy research project. This involves looking at the content and the questions they will ask ostomy patients Does this count of PGP


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HI to all My name is Lupie and I am preparing for my recertification through the PGP. I would like to know since I am attending other wound related conferences like WOW (wild on Wounds) from WCEI (Wound Care Education Institute) do I have to send the CME's from this conference for pre-approval?


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I am a CWCN and have recently completed my APN degree and accepted a position as an inpatient wound nurse practitioner. I completed a one day shadowing experience with a CWOCN NP who does inpatient wound care as an advanced practice nurse in order to learn more about her daily processes, hospital protocols for consultation, documentation, billing, etc. Would this activity count as something for my PGP portfolio?

Answered August 17, 2018
Thank you for the question. There are points available for precepting a WOC nurse or other medical professionals although there are no points available for being precepted. You could use the experience to develop Programs/Projects as outlined in the 2018 PGP Handbook on page 18. Sorry.


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What happens if I don't pass my re-certification exams prior to my credentials expiring?

Answered August 16, 2018
If you have failed an exam and this causes your credentials to lapse, we have a 90-day grace period. This allows you to retest within the 90 days without re-establishing your eligibility. You are without credentials during this time, but may re-exam. Please review the "Exam Handbook" on this opportunity, found on the website under Recertification/Exam.


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I can not find in the PGP pamphlet where I would receive PGP points for reviewing the Society's abstracts for National Conference(conducted in November every year) as well as serving the Society as an abstract reviewer during Conference. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Answered August 15, 2018
You can find information on entering points received viewing posters during the WOCN National convention in the 2018 PGP Handbook page 13 under "National Conference Posters." I hope this helps clarify.


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Can I receive PGP points in ALL 3 areas (development, presentation and CE approval) for a 2 hour class I conducted on April 4,2018?

Answered August 15, 2018
You may earn points for each of these activities. Please see the 2018 PGP Handbook page 24 "Presentation/Lectures" and "CE/CNE/CME Approval of Program" for the appropriate number of points awarded. Please note the maximum number of points allowed in each category. Thanks for the question.


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I am in Charge of a Wound/Ostomy Clinic. I was wondering if I could use some of my Leadership classes for my Professional Practice points on the PGP?

Answered August 15, 2018
It is possible that they may earn PGP Points. If they are continuing education classes and fit under the Continuing Education guidelines found in the 2018 PGP Handbook on page 12, then you place them in your portfolio. If they are Academic Education, please see the guidelines found on page 14. If neither of these are appropriate, then submit them for Pre-Approval, the process is outlined on page 15. Good luck! Thank you for the question.


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I am preparing my re-certification of CFCN with PGP. I attended "Edema solutions for wound specialists course" at Norton School of Lymphatic therapy. I also attended the conference of American orthopedic foot & ankle society. Do you approve those CEUs for the clinical specialty? or Do I need to submit pre-approval for professional practices? Thank you for your help.

Answered August 14, 2018
Thank you for the question. Please review the 2018 PGP Handbook page 12: Continuing Education-Acceptable Activities. The certificates you were awarded should denote the accreditation and provider. If the CE/CNE/CME is specific to FC then it would be acceptable to place it in the Specialty category. You can also view page 4 Professional Practice Explained for more information.


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Hi, WOCNCB: When will we be able to watch some CEU videos from the 50th WOCN conference? thank you very much!

Answered August 14, 2018
These are through the WOCN Society. We are separate organizations - WOCNCB is the certifying body for your credentials. Please visit the WOCN Society's website for information on their conference at: www.wocn.org


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If you fail the exam how soon can you retake it? Will I get the result of the exam right away or should I wait? If yes, how long will that be Thanks

Answered August 14, 2018
Exam results are provided on-site immediately after taking the exam. If you need to retake an exam there is a 30-day wait. Complete exam information is found in the Exam Handbook, available for download on our website. Look under "Certification / Wound Ostomy Continence."


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