I hope everyone is enjoying summer. We had a good turnout at the MER membership meeting in Montreal.The Mideast region is fortunate to have such dedicated volunteers and members.
There was a great discussion around the MER Website redesign and management project. Director 1, Debra Crawford began the RFP (Request for Proposal) process in November after the fall membership meeting.When the board met in March, we reviewed the proposals and recommended a company.
After dialogue, the membership would like more information regarding sustainability and to ensure that the board volunteers are well educated on the site now and in the future.A task force was appointed to continue with the work that has been done.
When the task force has completed its work, an informational video (and voting ballot) will be sent to our membership. Please be sure to review the information and cast your vote.
Congratulations to our 2 Poster Award recipients. They each received $250.00.
Honey Lynn Lerias – Management of Necrotic Wounds: A systematic Approach Results to a Better Patient Outcome and Cost
Jane Theriault – Identify Gaps in Ostomy Care Across the Continuum
Please be sure to nominate your peers for the many Awards offered by the MER. The nomination forms can be found on the website www.mideastregion.org.The application deadline is August 15.
Please consider running for the following positions that are up for reelection. The term begins at the end of the MER 2016 Regional conference.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Director 2 (Awards and Scholarships)
Director 4 (Nominations and Gov. Affairs)
Lisa Kirk – President, Mideast Region of the WOCN® Society
Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns.
Last Update 8/2/2016 Mideast Region of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society