Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Skin Safety


Award honors Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN) members

3M and the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®) announced Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s skin care program has received the seventh annual 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety.

Representatives of Connecticut Children’s skin care team accepted the award at the WOCN Society’s 50th annual conference in Philadelphia on Sunday, June 3.

Connecticut Children’s is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized 187-bed facility in Hartford. The organization’s skin care program was recognized for its array of available services, and for producing outstanding patient outcomes for more than six years.

“Skin care is a very basic nursing function that competes daily with increasingly complex demands on nurses’ time,” said Claire Hibbs-Cusson, BSN, RN, CWOCN, skin nurse specialist and skin care program coordinator at Connecticut Children’s. “Our program aims to reduce that conflict by bringing skin integrity to the forefront of care and staffing a Healthy Skin Champion and Certified Wound Care Nurse in all in-patient departments. The team’s remarkable commitment to the program has made a tremendous impact on the quality of care we provide facility-wide.”

The WOCN Society works in conjunction with 3M to make not only this award, but continued recognition of individuals and facilities dedicated to outstanding skin treatment and safety possible.

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