Recognize Your Facility’s Skin Champions

Has your team created a successful skin damage prevention program? Now’s your opportunity to share best practices and be recognized as an industry leader for skin protection.

Since 2012, the WOCN® Society and 3M have partnered together to celebrate skin teams around the country who have transformed outcomes for the people in their care.

The 3M Award for Excellence in Skin Safety recognizes an individual or team for creating and sustaining a successful skin damage prevention program that demonstrates positive clinical outcomes, teamwork and knowledge transfer.

Previously selected programs have included efforts that eliminated hospital-acquired stage 3 and stage 4 pressure injuries to care centers that have made skin a facility-wide focus, ultimately increasing patient satisfaction.

Nominations are now being accepted for the ninth annual award. The winning program will receive a complimentary trip to the WOCNext Conference, to be held from June 7-10, 2020, in Cleveland.

Review the tips below and submit your materials by March 4, 2020.

Tips for Award Submission

  1. Review the NEW Award Criteria

    Visit the entry site to review the new simplified submission criteria.

  2. Ask Questions

    Have questions or confused with something on the award criteria? WOCN is here to help. Reach out with questions!

  3. Divide and Conquer

    Your program has been successful because of your team. Work together to develop your award submission. The new process focuses on five key program elements – work in sub-teams to complete them.

  4. Provide Examples

    The judges don’t know your program as well as you do. Pictures, videos, literature, recommunication letters, data – all of it will help tell your story and bring your program to life.

  5. Apply!

    You can’t win if you’re not in. You are doing phenomenal work, now is the time to shout it from the rooftops and let the world see your amazing impact!

Visit the entry site to learn more and apply today. Submissions will be accepted until March 4, 2020.

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