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Monday, August 15, 2016 @ 10:08 AM  posted by jbuytaert

To enhance the knowledge of care providers in the of wound, ostomy and continence with new and innovative ideas to recharge their practice.

Nurses Certified in Wound, Ostomy and/or Continence, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice RNs, Physicians, Physical Therapists, and other allied health care Professionals, including students in the medical field.

This offering provides 6 contact hours and is related to nursing practice and education content. Individuals do not need to attend the full conference to get credit, credit will be given for sessions attended. Credit will be given for self-reported sessions attended.

Registration: Member Fee: $125 until Sept 16, $150 after

Non-Member Fee: $150

Follow this link to register:

Hotel Accommodations

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
5601 West 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55439, United States
Phone: (952) 835-1900

Please use this link to book your room online:

If calling to register, please make sure to tell them you are part of the North Central Region Fall Conference.

Our conference planners have blocked 50 rooms for attendees, please don’t wait to get your room!

A region of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society™

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 @ 01:07 PM  posted by jbuytaert

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Muscle cramping might be the first sign of heat-related illness, and may lead to heat exhaustion or stroke. Here is how you can recognize heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do:

Handi Home Living Solutions can help with your home safety needs

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 11:06 AM  posted by jbuytaert

7 Ways to Help Your Aging Parents Stay Safe at Home

Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Fathers’ Day! This is the season to celebrate our parents and all they’ve done for us over the years. Now it’s time to start giving back. Cards and flowers are lovely, but as the baby boomers begin to evolve into the golden agers, perhaps the most welcome gift of all will be helping elderly parents maintain their independence. Step up to the plate and make sure that these basic 7 safety measures are in place, so that the older generation will be safer and more comfortable in their home. Continue Reading…

Apple debuts wheelchair app

Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 11:06 AM  posted by jbuytaert


by: Liz Beaulieu - Friday, June 17, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Among the fanfare during the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 13 was the announcement that an upcoming free software update for the watchOS will include an app specific for wheelchair users.

“The team has been working hard to enable features to allow more people to use the activity apps, and one group that we’ve been thinking a lot about is wheelchair users,” said Jay Blahnik, director of fitness and health technologies for Apple, during the WWDC keynote address.

Instead of “time to stand,” the app’s activity tracker will notify wheelchair users that it’s “time to roll.”

The app will also include two workouts and rings optimized for wheelchair pushes.

“We couldn’t be more excited,” said Blahnik, a fitness instructor, consultant and author.

To develop the app, Apple first had to do some research. Because wheelchair users use different techniques to push their wheelchairs over different terrain, for example, it had to figure out how to track each technique. Continue Reading…