Management Level Wound Care Specialist in Industry - Healthcare Resume
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Management Level Wound Care Specialist in Industry Resume


Desired Industry: Healthcare SpiderID: 66689
Desired Job Location: Chicago, Illinois Date Posted: 1/24/2013
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: March 2013
Desired Wage: 150,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
To obtain a position in Wound product industry


Experience:
Extensive clinical experience
Telemedicine also
EMPLOYMENT

LSU Health Care Services Division New Orleans, Louisiana 1998 – current
WOC Nurse Clinical Director
LSU Diabetes Foot Program Coordinator and Telemedicine Site Director
Diabetes Education Director

Regency Hospital Covington, Louisiana
WOC Nurse Consultant for LTAC 2005-2008

Nursing Specialties, Hammond, Louisiana
Consultant as WOC Nurse/CDE Nurse:
East Jefferson General Hospital 1996 - 2002
Wound Care Center at East Jefferson 1999 - 2002
Egan Health Care 2000 – 2003
Ocean Medical, Inc. 2000 – 2005

Diabetes Treatment Centers of America, New Orleans, Louisiana
Diabetes Education Consultant for the Principle Health Group 1996 - 1998

North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond, Louisiana
Perinatal / Neonatal/Pediatric Home Health Nurse 1992-1993
Patient Education Nurse 1994-1996
Certified Diabetes Educator 1995
Certified Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse 1996

Healthdyne, Inc.1990-1992, New Orleans, Louisiana
Perinatal Clinical Support Sales Specialist 1990-1992

East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, Louisiana
Maternal/Child Staff Nurse 1988-1990

AMI Highland Park Hospital, Covington, Louisiana
Maternal Child Staff/Charge Nurse 1986-1988

AMI Westpark Hospital, Hammond, Louisiana
Operating Room Charge Nurse 1983-1986

Lallie Kemp Charity Hospital, Independence, Louisiana
Operating Room Nurse 1982-1983

Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Vascular Surgery Nurse 1981-1982


Education:
Currently completing an online master's program: Western Governor's University (Executive Nurse track)

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
1996 Postgraduate: Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing

St. John’s College, Springfield, LA
1995 BS Health Science

Roanoke School of Nursing, Roanoke, VA
1980 Professional Nursing

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1977 Pre-Nursing


Affiliations:
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN)
Society of Trauma Nurses (STN)
The National Association for Continence (NAFC)
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Save a Limb, Save a Life (SALSAL)


Skills:
PUBLICATIONS
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Guideline for management of wounds in patients with lower-extremity arterial disease. Glenview (IL): Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN); 2002 Jun. 44 p. (WOCN clinical practice guideline series; no. 1).
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Guideline for prevention and management of pressure ulcers. Glenview (IL): Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN); 2003. 52 p. (WOCN clinical practice guideline; no. 2).
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Guideline for management of wounds in patients with lower-extremity neuropathic disease. Glenview (IL): Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN); 2004 Jun. 57 p. (WOCN clinical practice guideline series; no. 3).
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Guideline for management of wounds in patients with lower-extremity venous disease. Glenview (IL): Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN); 2005. 42 p. (WOCN clinical practice guideline; no. 4).
Wilbright WA, Birke JA, Patout CA, Varnado M, Horswell R. The use of telemedicine in the management of diabetes foot ulceration. Advances Skin and Wound Care 17: 232-8, 2004.
Wood-Belford, Karen; Varnado, Myra F. An alternative method of offloading the neuropathic foot ulcer. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 33(4):408-415, July/August 2006.

Varnado, M. Pressure redefined, Advances in Long Term Care, July 2007.
Varnado,M. Managing diabetes and preventing complications in the long term care setting, Advances in Long Term Care, November 2007.
Varnado, M. Frostbite. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 35(3):341-346, May/June 2008.
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Guideline for management of wounds in patients with lower-extremity arterial disease. Mt. Laurel (NJ): Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN); 2008 Jun. 63 p. (WOCN clinical practice guideline series; no. 1).
Bonham, P., Flemister, B., Goldberg, M., Crawford, P., Johnson, J., Varnado, M.: What's new in lower-extremity arterial disease? WOCN's 2008 clinical practice guideline, Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 36(1):37-44, January/February 2009.
Varnado M. Biofilm: an impediment to chronic wound healing, Advances in Long Term Care, May 2009.
Cornwell, Patricia; Arnold-Long, Mary; Barss, Stephanie Bernahl; Varnado, Myra F. The use of dakin's solution in chronic wounds: a clinical perspective case series, Mt. Laurel (NJ): Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 37(1):94-104, January/February 2010.
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Guideline for the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. Mt. Laurel (NJ): Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN); 2010 Jun. 63 p. (WOCN clinical practice guideline series; no. 2).
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Guideline for management of wounds in patients with lower-extremity venous disease. Mt. Laurel (NJ): Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN); 2011 Jun. 73 p. (WOCN clinical practice guideline series; no. 4).
Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). Guideline for management of wounds in patients with lower-extremity neuropathic disease. Mt. Laurel (NJ): Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN); 2012 Jun. 100 p. (WOCN clinical practice guideline series; no. 3).
Crawford, P., Varnado, M. Guideline for the management of wounds in patients with lower extremity neuropathic disease- an executive summary, Mt. Laurel (NJ): Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 40(1):34-45, January/February 2013.

PRESENTATIONS

New England Region WOCN Professional Practice Conference, Newport, RI, 2005: The Role of the WOC Nurse in a Disaster Setting: Lessons Learned from Katrina.

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2006: The Use of Accommodative Dressings in the Management of Neuropathic Foot Wounds.

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society National Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2007: Practical Methods for Offloading Diabetic and Neuropathic Foot Wounds.

Emory University, Atlanta, GA., March, June, December 2007-08: Amputation Prevention: Current Approaches in Diabetes Foot Management.

South East Region WOCN Fall Conference, Greenville, South Carolina October 2007: Management of Neuropathic Foot Wounds and Charcot Foot Deformity.

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society National Conference, Orlando, Florida, June 2008: Practical Methods for Offloading Diabetic and Neuropathic Foot Wounds.

Healthpoint Biotherapeutics National Sales Meeting, Fort Worth, TX, January 2009: Ostomy Basics.

Midwest Podiatry Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 2009: Practical Methods for Offloading Diabetic and Neuropathic Foot Wounds.

Emory University, Atlanta, GA., April 2009: Amputation Prevention: Current Approaches in Diabetes Foot Management.

New England Region WOCN Fall Conference, Boxborough, MA, October 2009: Management of Neuropathic Foot Wounds and Charcot Foot Deformity.

Louisiana Health Care Review State Conference, Marksville, LA, January 2010:
Diabetes Foot Care and Limb Salvage.

Louisiana State University School of Nursing, New Orleans, LA, April 2010: Skin and Wound Basics.

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society National Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, June 2010: Practical Methods for Offloading Diabetic and Neuropathic Foot Wounds.

Louisiana Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Conference, New Orleans, LA., November 2010: Best Practices in SANE Wound Care.

LSU Spirit of Charity Regional Conference Program, New Orleans, LA, December 2010.: Caring for the Wounded.

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society National Conference, New Orleans, LA ,June 2011: An Update of Prevention and Management Strategies for Patients with LEND.

PACE National Conference, New Orleans, LA, August 2011: Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management.

New England Region WOCN Fall Conference, Boxborough, MA, October 2011: Management of Neuropathic Foot Wounds and Charcot Foot Deformity.




Surgery Ground Rounds, LSU Medical School, New Orleans, LA, July 2012
Scientific Analysis of Acute and Chronic Wound Healing.

South East Region WOCN Annual Conference, Savannah, GA, September 2012: Current Evidence in the Management of LEND Wounds.

LSU Health Stroke Conference, Metairie, LA, October 2012: Skin and Continence Issues Affecting the Stroke Patient.

South Central Region WOCN Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, October 2012: Evidence Update: Management of Diabetes Foot Problems.


Additional Information:
PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS and AWARDS

2011 New Orleans City Business Health Care Hero Award Recipient

2009 President’s Award Recipient, South Central Region WOCN Society (Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas)

2009 WOC Nurse Educator of the Year, South Central Region WOCN Society (Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas)

2007 WOC Nurse of the Year, South Central Region Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society (Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas)

Clinical Wound Resource Nurse for Region “C” DMERC / CMS on behalf of WOCN

National speaker regarding Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) and Neuropathic Wound Management

Featured on Discovery Health Channel: Diabetes Foot Telemedicine Program

Panel member for National WOCN Wound Guidelines Panel 2000 - Current

Nurse In Washington Internship (NIWI) WOCN Representative, March, 2006

WOCN Professional Practice Committee 2004-2012, as Chair 2007-2011

South Central Region WOCN Nominations Chair 2005-2007

Content Expert for Family Health Media’s Award Winning DVD Series Preventing Diabetes Foot Ulcers

Coordinated Wound and Ostomy Clinical Services during Hurricane Katrina for Mass Casualty Hospital founded by the United States Public Health Service at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Guest Faculty Emory University Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Education Center

Clinical Preceptor: LSU Diabetes Foot Program, Emory University WOC Nursing Education Program, Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing, LSU School of Nursing.


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