Thursday, May 14, 2009 - BGMC's Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Conference a Success

8th Annual Broward Health Wound, Ostomy and Continence Conference entitled “Meeting New Demands in Healthcare” featured nationally and internationally recognized speakers

The 8th Annual Broward Health Wound, Ostomy and Continence Conference was recently held at Broward General Medical Center. This year’s theme was “Meeting New Demands in Healthcare” and featured nationally and internationally recognized speakers in their respective areas of expertise.

“Broward Health recognizes the importance of disseminating the latest research and best practice recommendations to enhance nursing knowledge,” said Cindy Boily, Broward General Medical Center’s chief nursing officer. “This stimulating conference presented information that supports our mission to enhance patient care though current research and evidence.”

One hundred and twenty healthcare professionals from the Broward Health System and the tri-county nursing community attended the conference which featured four experts who spoke on relevant subjects including nursing interventions to prevent hospital-acquired infections; the physical, emotional and social impacts of ostomy surgery; and lower extremity ulcers and preventing pressure ulcers.

The conference was organized by Broward Health’s Clinical Education Department and certified wound, ostomy and continence nurses that included Trish Corvino, Amparo Cano and Patty Paxton-Alan who served as the conference committee chairs.

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