The myNEXUS Wound Team is comprised of 13 Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses (WOCNs), who hold National Certifications through the WOCN Certification Board. Their focus is promoting wound healing and ostomy care through evidence-based practice. These highly trained nurses are members of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Society, an “international, professional community dedicated to advancing the practice and delivery of expert healthcare to individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence care needs,” according to the WOCN website.
Two of the myNEXUS WOCNs, Anita Prinz and Laura Shaffer, recently had an abstract published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing (May/June 2018) entitled “The Role of the WOC Nurse in Utilization Management.” Shaffer, who leads the Wound Team, and Prinz, presented the abstract as a poster at the National WOCN Conference in Philadelphia, PA in June and will present the same at the Southeast Region WOCN conference in Myrtle Beach, SC in September 2018. The purpose of the conference is to bring WOC Nurses together for education on the latest advances in their fields of expertise, networking, and decision-making processes which affect this profession.
The myNEXUS Wound team is currently coordinating with WOCN Society to offer the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA) program to home care nurses in the myNEXUS provider network, in order to promote advanced wound care knowledge among clinical staff serving our clients’ members. This on-line course will be facilitated by the myNEXUS WOCN Team. After completing the 90-day on-line course requirements, participants will travel to the myNEXUS corporate office in Brentwood, TN for hands-on clinical instructions and testing by our wound team. myNEXUS will offer the course once each calendar quarter.
The Wound Team has made a profound impact on our clients and their members. The successes of this team include a focus on wound healing through the use of clinical pathways, specialized dressings, treatments and improved outcomes. As a result of the great work our Wound Team has performed, a number of our clients’ members who had been receiving home care for months and even years, are now seeing healing in their wounds and a reduction in, or conclusion of home care services.
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