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President’s Message

Dear New England Region WOCN Members, I am so excited about New England Region’s new web site!  I want to thank Darlene Saucier and Brianne Velazquez for the hard work they put into it to create a beautiful and useful site to represent our Region. Fall conference is coming upon us.  We live is such […]

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NER WOCN 40th Anniversary

With every tap on the shoulder there is opportunity.  I would like to thank Liz Lemiska for tapping me and asking me to share a few words about my personal experience as a member of the New England Region WOCN.  This gives me opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and gives me some […]

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FRIDAY JUNE 10, 2016

I returned home late Wednesday from the National Conference in Montreal, inspired and exhausted, processing all the information and relishing the experience. The conference had great information that I am bringing back to my practice including updates in pressure injury classification, diabetic foot ulcers, pilonidal cyst research and negative pressure reimbursement updates. At our regional […]

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 11/15/2015

I am grateful, humbled and honored as I write this as my time commences as the new, New England Region of the WOCN Society president. My journey as a WOC nurse began when, as a home health nurse, we were forced to come up with innovative wound care solutions when our Medicare reimbursement shifted.   Twice […]

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The NER WOCN Newsletter

The NER WOCN Newsletter, nETwork, has a rolling submission process, archived twice a year: Spring and Fall. Publishing deadlines for archival are March 1st and October 1st each year, respectively. nETwork is your newsletter, serving as a forum to keep you informed about regional issues and facilitating networking among colleagues. Help us keep you informed […]

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 11/5/2015

It is hard to believe that my two years as President of the New England Region will be ending soon. I would like to thank the membership and the New England Region Board for their support and guidance. We have a wonderful hard working board always thinking of better ways to serve you, the members. […]

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SUBMITTED 10/3/2015 by Melissa Ayer and Katie Benton

Nurses play an important role in prevention of foot injury. The elderly population is at particular risk for foot injury due to possible visual impairment, mobility limitations that inhibit inspection of feet, and potential for loss of protective sensation. Routine foot and nail screening and education can help prevent injury. On September 23, 2015, Melissa […]

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WOCN-CB UPDATE SUBMITTED 10/3/2015 by Jill Trelease

Hello Everyone, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Jill Trelease and I am the Financial Officer for the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board. I have been with the Board since 2012 and initially my role was as the Liaison to the Foot Care Committee.  I began my role […]

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