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I would like to see an evaluation for ablation for venous insufficiency and then see an ablation. I would like to better prepare patients for work up and tx Would this be something I can be eligible for PCP points for wound speciality.


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Can you get PGP points for pro bono consultations? Ie for stoma marking, wound care visits? If so do they go under humanitarian/mission work?

Answered October 15, 2018
If the volunteer work was through a specific organization/support group please refer to pg 17 in the 2018 PGP Handbook regarding specifics/requirements that must be met. If your work does not meet the requirements listed then we would recommend submitting for pre approval, refer to pg 15 in the handbook.


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My PGP for ostomy is under revision and I would like to make sure that before I submit it for the second revision, if I just need to change the professional practice to specialty? This is the comment I received: PGP Committee/BL 2018-10-14 07:Oct Since this clinically relates to the ostomy specialty, it would not be considered professional practice. Please resubmit with the specialty ellipsis checked.

Answered October 15, 2018
Yes, you are correct the instructions only are asking for you to click "specialty". Once you have done this, you may resubmit it with the change.


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I am attempting to export my PGP portfolio however nothing is happening. I attempted this a few months ago and it worked. Is this a one time export? I have made revisions trying to get the points below 90 so want to export to Word again to review. Thank you I have a Toshiba with Microsoft Office that includes word. Any recommendation?

Answered October 15, 2018
It is sent via MS Word, and can be downloaded any time, and is capturing the current portfolio at the time of the download. It is unlimited for use. If it is not working, you can also send an email and we can send a copy to you. Email: info@wocncb.org


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Am I allowed to leave items in the Unassigned section when I submit my portfolio? Or do I need to have it empty at that time? Thank you.

Answered October 15, 2018
You may keep items in your Unassigned section. It is your placeholder for activities you may want to use later. The submitted PGP portfolio for your re-certification will not include these unassigned items.


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I have chaired the Skin Resource Team / Committee for the last 4 years. This is a monthly venue. It has asked how many years I have fulfilled this role. I did enter 3.5 since we are not yet at year end. It is calculating 35 points for PGP. Is this amount allowed or is it limited to 20 even though the number of actual years exceeds this number? Thank you.

Answered October 15, 2018
Please refer to pg 16 in the 2018 PGP Handbook regarding committee service in a facility. 10 points are allowed per year as chair of a committee. The max allowed is 20 points per specialty. If you are recertifying in more than one specialty and the committee work focuses on more than one specialty, ie Wound and Continence, then the additional 1.5 years can be claimed in another specialty.


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I have reviewed the use of "splitting points between specialities". If I am only recertifying for wound and ostomy and have participated in a committee that discussed skin and wound products, do I still have to split the total points for wound even if I am not recertifying for continence? Or do you only split points between specialties you are recertifying for? Example: total of 4 points for product committee for skin wound products. Since I am not recertifying for Continence would I use all 4 points for Wound? Or take the entire 4 points for wound? Thank you

Answered October 15, 2018
It is up to the applicant when an activity applies to more than one specialty whether the points are split or not. If you are not recertifying in a specialty then there is not need to split or create a portfolio. Keep in mind though there are maximum points allowed when claiming committee work in a facility.


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Are conference posters that I viewed at the conference to be listed in the same entry as the sessions attended? Or should poster viewing be entered as a separate activity from the sessions? Thank you.

Answered October 15, 2018
Please refer to pg 13 in the 2018 PGP Handbook regarding National Conference Poster viewing. You do not need to list each poster viewed but enter the points earned noted on your CE certificate as Poster viewing following the information found on pg 13. The poster viewing points can be listed in with sessions attended in the portfolio of your choice.


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Re: Precepting Forms I had already completed the forms with signatures for those that I precepted in wound and ostomy. When I looked at the downloaded forms on this site today it is a new or different form than the ones I have already completed in full. Which one should I submit? I will not be able to obtain new signatures on many of my professionals or WOCN students on this new form. Thank you.

Answered October 15, 2018
You may use the forms you already have and will not need to re-do them.


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I have downloaded the Tracking forms for both documenting professional staff and WOCN students as a preceptor. I have completed hard copies with signatures. Am I required to submit these pages to you at the time of my submission or only if audited? If required to submit at the time of my submission, how is this accomplished? Thank you.

Answered October 15, 2018
It is required to submit with the portfolio submission. You may fax, email or mail them to WOCNCB. Fax: (414) 276-2146; Email: info@wocncb.org. Mail to 555 E. Wells St. #1100, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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