Current Officers

President: Carolyn Hasaan, MSN, RN, CWCN
President Elect: Carol Oliver, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Secretary: Karen Scarborough, RN, CWON
Treasurer: Connie Landon, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Program Coordinator: Vilma D’Mello-Fernandes, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Program Coordinator: Heather Hedges, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Public Policy: Linda Droste, MSN, RN, CWOCN

To Contact Us: please use our contact form


Dates / Locations for Meetings

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday in January, February, March, April, May, September, October and November. Time: 5:30-8:30 PM. Location: TBA @ local restaurant for dinner, education, business.

Agenda/Speakers:

  • Each meeting sponsored by industry including a presentation from the company
  • Each meeting journal club from a peer reviewed journal manuscript presented by a member.
  • Each meeting includes a business meeting portion

News updates:

Highlights of the 1/8/2019 meeting:

  • Welcome to new members of the CV Affiliate: Elisa Winn, Manager of the Wound Team at VCU
  • VAMC Spinal Cord Unit has developed an emergency evacuation App for spinal cord patients
  • Plans continue for the 4th annual CV Affiliate community education program on March 14, 2019. The focus of this year’s conference will be continence.
  • VCU will host the 2019 Stepping Stones to Excellence in Wound Care Conference on Friday 3/29/19 at the Richmond Marriott. The registration link is: https://tinyurl.com/wound2019

Events

Central Virginia Affiliate of the WOCN will be hosting an educational program: “Improving Lives: Promoting Continence and Overcoming Challenges of Incontinence Care” on March 14, 2019 from 5-8:30pm. Admission is free. For more information and to register, please email: Communications@marwocn.org


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Information: An App to help patients/residents for Pressure Ulcer (Injury) Prevention

As a result of the work of a task force on a national Veterans Administration initiative, there is a new mobile App available for pressure ulcer/pressure injury prevention for veterans and their caregivers. However ANYONE, not just Veterans can access this wonderful tool. 

With the app you will be able to:

  • Access resources for pressure ulcer/pressure injury prevention
  • Set reminders to reposition, eat, take medications
  • Use tools for nutrition, exercise, and medication management 
  • Access caregiver support resources 
  • Create journal entries to track pressure ulcers/injuries 
  • Learn more about pressure ulcers/injuries 
  • Create a list of questions to ask your healthcare provider
  • Get immediate help and locate a nearby VA or other medical facility 

For more information click here to view/download the PDF file.