Wound Care is a dynamic and complex field that I hope to assist others in understanding through sharing and uncovering the puzzle pieces to achieve the goal of improved quality of life for those suffering from wounds.
Nothing is as fulfilling as igniting an individual’s desire to learn. To inspire those who have chosen to immerse themselves in wound care, and impart knowledge that will assist in providing superior holistic care is a worthy goal to strive towards as a health professional and educator. My interest in research and education began when I was an undergrad and contributed to an article regarding challenges nursing students are facing within the clinical setting. This experience, provided me with a greater understanding of education. This interest in education lead me to begin educating nurses in both classroom and clinical settings. I took this experience with me when I moved into a career in community health. Starting as a visiting nurse I quickly moved into a Wound Care Resource Nurse position at a community ambulatory care clinic. It was during this time that I found my niche and chose to pursue a career in wound care. I was chosen to join the Patient Centered Wound Care Committee for North Eastern Ontario and provide wound care education to my fellow peers. I have since chosen to continue my education in wound care through taking the Master of Science in Community Health (Wound Prevention and Care) Masters Degree at the University of Toronto as well as the International Interdisciplinary Wound Care Course. Recently I have chosen to take my community experience into an acute care setting in a role as a Wound/Ostomy Clinical Nurse Specialist at a large Regional Health Center in Ontario Canada. I now hope that along with the rest of the WoundConnect team, through this website, to provide others with the knowledge and skills I have developed in order to improve the quality of life of those suffering from acute and chronic wounds.