My Scope of Practice

My Scope of Practice: A Healthy Skin Champion

Positive clinical outcomes for skin safety and health are of growing importance in health care, particularly in light of the fact that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Rockville, MD)...

My Scope of Practice: The Wound Care Jigsaw Puzzle

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My Scope of Practice

To the outside world, wound care can seem like glorified dressing application, but people within the field understand all too well the complex care puzzle. Treating a wound, coordinating care with other clinicians, and gaining the patient’s trust can make achieving results seem almost impossible to piece together. Nancy Weckel, BSN, RN, CWCN, reassures her patients that they can figure out the wound care jigsaw puzzle through an individualized treatment plan. 

My Scope of Practice: Relationships Affect Care

Donna Morrow, RN, WCC, DWC, OMS, knows building the provider-patient relationship is crucial to successful ostomy and wound management care plans....

My Scope of Practice: Innovating Through Educating

Nursing has many facets: caring for patients, consulting with physicians, and performing diagnostic tests, to name just a few....

My Scope of Practice: Take A Load Off

Gwen Jewell, RN, BSN, CWS, often asks herself why she is so obsessed with creating the perfect offloading devices....

My Scope of Practice: Welcome to OWM’s Editorial Board Members

With the growth of Ostomy Wound Management, the journal has added several new Editorial Board members in 2017....

My Scope of Practice: Caring for the Skin in the Game

Connie Hatley, EdD, RN, CNOR, CLNC always believed “the possibilities are endless” with a nursing career. With 40 years of experience, Connie has worked in nearly every nursing specialty....

My Scope of Practice: The Titles Tell It All

Celebrating 15 years as a column, My Scope of Practice salutes practitioners in all settings and in all specialties connected to wound, ostomy, and continence care....

My Scope of Practice: Running to Shake Up Wound Care

Increasing awareness, improving care, and integrating research into wound care on a global stage are part of the personal and professional missions of Barbara Bates-Jensen (aka BBJ), PhD, RN, FAAN....

My Scope of Practice: A Retrospective: The Civil War Nurse

Bearing the bandages, water and sponge, 
Straight and swift to my wounded I go, 
Where they lie on the ground after the battle brought in,  
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