2009 WOCN Annual Conference Pre-Conference Session Build Your Practice Around the WOCNCB’S Professional Growth Program (PGP) Donna L. Loehner RN, BSN, CWOCN Board Liaison to the PGP Committee
Relieve Test Anxiety! What is the TOP benefit of completing PGP portfolio for recertification through the WOCNCB? Anxiety Anxiety Anxiety Anxiety Anxiety Anxiety
What are other benefits? • Reflects professional practice • Demonstrates expanded practice • Details learning • Demonstrates competency • Documents knowledge and achievements • Documents clinical and educational accomplishments • Helps achieve your career goals
Goals for this Session Providing ideas and helpful hints for completing your portfolio Organize your portfolio Increase your confidence to recertify Continue to build your practice
Top Ten Tips Begin compiling and filing the PGP materials early. Don’t wait until the year your certification expires to begin. Keep accurate and detailed records of your WOC practice activities that count toward PGP points. Points must be obtained by activities during the 5-year certification period and before submission of the recertification application.
Top Ten Tips • Check the deadlines! You must finish the required points prior to the application deadline.
Top Ten Tips • Your application, point logs and verification forms must be type written. • Save time, effort, and confusion – keeping the portfolio near the required 80 points. • Send your portfolio via a traceable method that requires a signature. (Special note: Certified mail is traceable only if you request and pay extra for tracking.)
Top Ten Tips • Review the eligibility requirements • Review PGP algorithm flowchart • Ask for help! If you have any questions: - Call the WOCNCB Office 1-888-496-2622 - Visit the Web site at www.wocncb.org - Submit a question to the “Ask the Board” section on the Web site
Using the PGP Forms - Overview Each specialty that you are recertifying (Wound, Ostomy, Continence) requires 80 PGP points. For example: If you are recertifying your CWOCN credential, you will need 240 PGP points to successfully recertify – that’s 80 x 3 specialties, or 240 points
Using the PGP Forms The portfolio process is flexible – you can include PGP points from nine Categories (A through I) A – Continuing Education F – Professional Organizations B – Projects G – Academics C – Research H – Self Assessment D – Publications I – Preapproval E – Teaching Important: Your portfolio MUST contain 10 points from Category A: Continuing Education that relate to the clinical focus. You may include up to 30 Continuing Education credits.
Using the PGP Forms Your portfolio includes a Point Log for each specialty. The log is a summary/table of contents of all the activities you have submitted within each specialty. The Point Log is your checklist in obtaining the total number of points that you are claiming for recertification
Category A: Continuing Education • Always remember: You need a separate Verification Form for each specialty area, and your portfolio must contain points for Category A: Continuing Education. • Required: A minimum of 10 PGP points directly related to the specialty. A maximum of 30 PGP points are allowed. If you have a total of 30 points, be sure that 20 are directly related to the specialty. • Point calculation: 1 PGP point for each CE credit. A Contact Hour (CE credit): 60 minutes = 1 PGP Point
Category A: Continuing Education List each individual educational session title or course title separately. For example: Do not list as “WOCN Annual Conference” with the total CE credits. It is not acceptable to transfer points from one specialty to another – so points related to wound or ostomy cannot be applied to the continence specialty.
Category A: Continuing Education WOCN Professional Practice has to directly impact your role as WOC Nurse. These sessions would count: • Marketing Your Business • Legal Issues • Integrating Technology and Outpatient Billing/Reimbursement These sessions would NOT count: • IV Therapy • Basic Life Support (BLS) • Creating the Environment of Safety: Healthcare Delivery Compass • High Risk Medications • Preparing for the Magnet Journey
Category A: Continuing Education Verification Form
Category B: Project/Program Development MinimumPoints Required = None Maximum Points Allowed 70 Acceptable Activities PGP Points Date Completed 1. Establishing a wound, ostomy or continence nursing service Writing a proposal 10 per specialty 5/08 Developing policies and procedures 10 per specialty 7/08 Developing a billing 10 per specialty 2/09 procedure
Category B: Project/Program Development Acceptable ActivitiesPGP Points 2. Establishing a wound, ostomy or continence multidisciplinary service Writing a proposal 15 points per specialty Developing policies and procedures 15 points per specialty Developing a billing procedure 15 points per specialty 3. Establishing a team/committee/task force focused on wound, ostomy or continence care Establish…………………………… 10 points per specialty Chair………………………………… 10 points per specialty Member…………………………….. 5 points per specialty
Category B: Project/Program Development Acceptable ActivitiesPGP Points 4. Establishing an independent (self-employed) WOC practice 50 points 5. Public health policy development 30 points (serving on a committee for state or national regulatory change) 6. Quality improvement project 25 points 7. Clinical pathway development 25 points
Category B: Project/Program Development Acceptable ActivitiesPGP Points 8. Policy/procedures in existing practice Develop original…….. 5 points (max 25) Revise existing……… 3 points each (max 15) 9. Competency based tools Develop original…… 5 points (max 25) Revise existing……… 3 points each (max 15) 10. Collection and analysis of outcome data or case study data derived from clinical 10 points practice that is not part of a formal research project.
Category B: Project/Program Development Acceptable ActivitiesPGP Points 11. Grant Activities (non-research based) 20 points (i.e., grant money for educational development) 12. Prevalence and Incidence Study 5 points per study (Max 10 points per certification period) 13. Expert consultation on a legal case 5 points per case (Max. 10 per cert.)
Category B: Project/Program Development Acceptable ActivitiesPGP Points 14. Item Writing for WOCNCB 3 points per item certification exams (Max. 15 per specialty) 15. Arranging a Product Fair 5 points 16. Product Formulary Develop………………………………... 10 points/specialty Revise………………………………….. 5 points 17. Webmaster Develop………………………………... 10 points (max 20) Maintain data…………………………. 5 points (max 25) 18. Standardized Care Plan 5 points (max 15)
Category B: Project/Program Development Verification Form Complete one for each program or project Check one activity number: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 • Date Activity Completed:____________ For activity B–6, Quality Improvement, summarize your project by answering the following questions on the Verification Form: • What was the problem? • How was the problem identified? • What actions were implemented to correct the problem? • How long did you evaluate the action plan? • What were the results of the project?
Category B: Project/Program Development Verification Form, continued • Summarize the purpose and/or assessment of need for your program/ project • Provide an overview of the implementation of your program / project • Evaluate the program / project by discussing the implications for clinical practice
Category B: Project/Program Development Verification Form, EXAMPLE • Date Activity Completed: May 2008 • Summarize purpose and/or assessment of need of program/project. Due to the large number of patients with venous ulcers the development of a clinical pathway was necessary to ensure quality care. • Provide an overview of implementation of program / project. The clinical pathway was developed based upon standards of care. It was presented to the nursing and medical staff before implementation.
Category B: Project/Program Development Verification Form, EXAMPLE Continued • Evaluation of program / project (implications for clinical practice). Since the implementation of the venous ulcer pathway, patients are receiving consistent care based on evidence-based practice. PGP Points Claimed for This Activity: 25 (Transfer this total to Point Log)
Category C: Research Activities Acceptable ActivityPGP Points 1. Developing a study proposal 45 2. Grant writing (IRB or equivalent) 45 3. Developing or testing of a research tool 30 4. Data collection 20 5. Data analysis 20 Minimum Points Required = None Maximum Points Allowed = 70
Category C: Research Activities Verification Form Check one: wound ostomy continence Check an activity number: 1 2 3 4 5 • Define role of Research Activity. • Describe the Research Activity. • Date Activity Completed:_________________ PGP Points Claimed for This Activity: _____ (Transfer this total to Point Log)
Don’t Forget the Verification Forms! Remember… You must complete a separate form for each activity.
Category D: Publication Activities Minimum Points Required = None Maximum Points Allowed = 70 Acceptable ActivityPGP Points • Textbook • A. Author or co-author 70 • B. Contributing 60 • C. Reviewing 30 • Chapter • A. Author or co-author 35 • B. Contributing 20 • C. Reviewing 10
Category D: Publication Activities Acceptable ActivityPGP Points 3. Journal Article A. Author or co-author 25 B. Review 10 4. Case Study: Author or co-author 10 (max 20) 5. Abstract: Author or co-author 10 6. Editorial: Author or co-author 5
Category D: Publication Activities Acceptable ActivityPGP Points 7. Newsletter A. Editor…………………………………… 20 B. Contributor…………………………….. 5 8. Other Publications (e.g., newspaper article, Best Practice Document reviewer) 5 9. Develop healthcare professional fact sheet 5 10. Develop patient education tool 5
Category D: Publication Activities Acceptable ActivityPGP Points 11. Develop Original Learning Module 20 per specialty 12. Writing brochure/pamphlet 5 max 15 per specialty 13. Create WOC Documentation Form (electronic or paper forms to chart WOC pts) • Original 5 max 15 per cert period • Revise 3 max 9 per cert period
Category D: Publication Activities PGP Points Claimed for this Activity 5 (Transfer this total to Point Log)
Category E: Teaching Activities Minimum Points Required = None Maximum Points Allowed =70 Acceptable ActivityPGP Points 1. Presentations/lectures 1 point per 15 min (CEU or non-CEU) of presentation (Examples: in-service, seminar, lecture, clinical conference, written, electronic or video learning modules.) 2. Conference poster presentation 10 points
Category E: Teaching Activities Minimum Points Required = None Maximum Points Allowed =70 Acceptable ActivityPGP Points 3. Precepting WOC Nursing Students 1 point/4 hours 4. Clinical education of nursing or 1 point/8 hours other medical professional (e.g., orienting, mentoring, job shadowing, precepting)
Category E: Teaching Activities Preceptor Tracking Complete a separate form for each precepting/clinical education activity. I affirm that I have served as a preceptor or educator for: _________________________________ (Institution Name) Number of students:____________ Date precepting or education occurred:_______________ Type of student: WOC Other medical professional Total hours:________ divided by 8 (for other medical professionals) = _______Total PGP Points OR Total hours:_______________ divided by 4 (for WOC students) = ________ Total PGP Points (It is suggested that you keep track of precepting hours by wound, ostomy, and continence specialties in case of audit.) Please refer to www.wocncb.org website for sample precepting tracking forms.)
Category E: Teaching Activities Acceptable Activity PGP Points 5. Expert Consultation at Medical Event 1 point (max 3) 6. Developing an Education Program 2 points per 15 min. (CEU or non-CEU) of presentation 7. Additional points for programs points per program awarded CEUs (must be the primary coordinator or administrator on the planning committee) 8. Revising an education program 1 point per 15 min. (must have significant content change, updated references, etc.)
Category F: Involvement in Professional Organizations Minimum Points Required = None Maximum Points Allowed =40 Complete a separate form for each organization Acceptable Activity per YearPGP Points 1. Officer at a national level 20 2. Committee or task force 15 chair at a national level 3. Officer at the regional/ 10 state/affiliate/local level 4. Committee member at 10 national level
Category F: Involvement in Professional Organizations Acceptable Activity per YearPGP Points 5. Committee or task force chair 8 at the regional/state/local level 6. Committee member at the regional/ 5 state/local level 7. Institution/Facility/Agency Product 3 (max 15) Committee related to WOCN practice 8. Member of National Buying Group 10 Committee
Category F: Involvement in Professional Organizations Acceptable Activity per YearPGP Points 9. Forums for Advisory Panel 1 point per panel Max. 3 per recertification 10. Volunteer work for patient 5 per year support organizations
Category F: Involvement in Professional Organizations Verification Form Complete a separate form for each organization. Check one: wound ostomy continence
Category G: Academic Education Activities Minimum Points Required=None Maximum Points Allowed =40 • Business • Ethics • Medical Languages • Adult Learning Theory • Pharmacology • Health Care Management • Research/Statistics • Computer • Computer Informatics • Chemistry • Biology • Microbiology • Physical Assessment • Anatomy and Physiology
Category G: Academic Education Activities 5 PGP points per semester credit hour earned 3 PGP points awarded for each quarter credit hour earned Double PGP points for a WOC course
Category H: Self-Assessment of PGP Process The Self Assessment Category was developed to assess the impact that the Professional Growth Program has on you as a wound, ostomy, or continence nurse.