Faculty for the Post-Acute Care Symposium are wound care experts with multiple years of experience providing practical and clinically relevant education for caregivers within LTAC, Long-Term Care, Home Care, and Hospice settings.
Director, School of Nursing-Camden
Janice M. Beitz, PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN-AP, CRNP, MAPWCA, ANEF, FNAP, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing, WOCNEP Director, School of Nursing-Camden, Rutgers University. Dr. Beitz has more than 40 years of nursing experience in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient care settings. She is a graduate of the Germantown Hospital School of Nursing and La Salle, Villanova, and Temple universities. She is board certified as an adult clinical specialist, as a nurse of the operating room, as an advanced practice wound, ostomy, continence nurse, and as an adult nurse practitioner. She is the Director of the Rutgers University Camden Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Education Program (WOCNEP).
Her program of research has focused on the clinical practice and educational aspects of factors and issues affecting patient safety for wound and ostomy care. For education, her research targets social bullying in nursing academia, metacognition, and effective teaching/learning strategies. Dr. Beitz publishes prolifically and is on the editorial and manuscript reviewer boards of multiple wound care and educational journals.
Dr. Beitz has taught nursing students at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. At graduate levels, she has taught adult-gerontology NP courses, advanced nursing research, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, wound-ostomy-continence nursing, evidence-based practice, epidemiology and biostatistics, and scholarly seminar III courses.
Dr. Beitz received the WOC Nurse of Distinction and President’s Awards of the Northeast Region of the WOCN Society and, in April 2012, was awarded the Masters of Wound Care Award of the American Professional Wound Care Association. In October 2013, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. In 2014, she became a Rand Fellow at Rutgers University studying health problems of South Jersey. In 2015, she was inducted into the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education Fellows. In 2019, she was inducted into the National Academies of Nursing Practice as an FNAP.
Martha Kelso is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, the largest mobile wound care provider in the Midwest.
With more than 20 years’ experience in advanced wound care, Kelso is a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine. “We identified a pressing need for access to high quality wound management across the entire continuum of care.” This is what motivated her to establish Wound Care Plus. Their skilled and caring wound specialists use innovative products and cutting-edge technology to treat individuals with wound or skin issues at almost any site of care. They pride themselves on bringing advanced wound care and clinical excellence, supported by evidenced-based medicine, to clients and caregivers alike.
And they don’t stop at wound prevention and treatment. Kelso and her team have a relentless passion for education as a vehicle to elevate the art and science of wound healing. They have educated thousands of health care professionals and caregivers, not just on the practicalities of wound care, but also on federal regulations and national guidelines. “This pragmatic approach to wound care education paired with our holistic treatment methodology has positioned Wound Care Plus as an industry leader.”
Kelso is a published author and a member of several national advisory boards. She is frequently called upon as a legal expert witness and has been a featured speaker at more than 300 educational events. She is currently the Principal Investigator for a CMS-funded Clinical Research study on the efficacy of Platelet Rich Plasma. Kelso is widely recognized as being a pioneer in the advanced wound care arena who works tirelessly to shape the future landscape of healthcare.
Co-Editor, Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials E-Book 2018
Co-Chair, Why Wound Care Campaign for Nursing Students
Co-Chair, Post-Acute Care Symposium
Dr. Krasner is a board-certified wound specialist with experience in wound, ostomy, and continence care across the continuum of care. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a Master of the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Krasner is a consultant in wound and skin care and legal nurse consultant/expert witness. Dr. Krasner graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD with Bachelor and Masters degrees in Ancient Near Eastern History and Egyptology. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and PhD from the University of Maryland School of Nursing (Baltimore, MD) and a Master of Science in Adult and Continuing Education from Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies. Dr. Krasner was a Johnson & Johnson Medical Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Nursing Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. Krasner was recently selected to receive the Annual John Boswick Memorial Award and Lectureship for lifelong achievement and dedication in the field of wound care. The Award and Lectureship will be given at the 2019 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society Meeting, May 7–11, 2019 in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Krasner served as the lead co-editor of five editions of Chronic Wound Care: A Clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals (1991–2012, HMP Communications, Malvern, PA) and is the sole editor of Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials (2014, HMP Communications, Malvern, PA, www.cwc-essentials.com). Together with Dr. Lia van Rijswijk, she is co-editor of Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials e-Book (2018, HMP, Malvern, PA, www.cwc-essentials-e-book.com). She has served on numerous editorial boards and currently is involved with Wound Management and Prevention (formerly Ostomy Wound Management, WoundSource, and WOUNDS). Since 1992, Dr. Krasner has served on the board of directors and as an officer of several national wound care organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors of the South Central Pennsylvania American Red Cross.
Dr. Krasner’s research interests include wound pain, palliative wound care, and legal issues related to wound care. She has numerous publications in the wound care literature and has lectured nationally and internationally on wound and skin care.
Jeanine Maguire is a PT and CWS who serves as the VP for Skin Integrity, Wound Management at Genesis HealthCare. In that role, Jeanine collaborates with the interdisciplinary team within SNF/LTC/ALF facilities across the United States to provide education, mentoring, and consultation. As a proponent of evidence-based patient centered care, she leads an interdisciplinary national skin council in review and synthesis of research and guidelines in order to to update policies and provide live and webinar education. As a recognized innovative professional, Jeanine is committed to influencing and supporting the emerging paradigm of compassion in healthcare. Jeanine currently serves on the educational council for AHCA and is a recognized leader and speaker for best practices in wound management.
Laurie Lovejoy McNichol, MSN, RN, CNS, GNP, CWOCN, CWON-AP, FAAN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Wound Ostomy and Continence Advanced Practice Nurse at Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Her career as a WOC Nurse has focused on the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries; the care of the ostomy patient with a focus on the prevention of peristomal skin complications; the identification and management of incontinence-associated dermatitis; and the identification, prevention, and treatment of medical adhesive-related skin injuries. She co-edited a core curriculum textbook on wound care and has authored a number of book chapters and journal articles on a variety of skin, wound, and ostomy-related topics. She has served as an invited speaker and lectured widely on 6 continents.
An experienced nurse and nurse leader, Ms. McNichol served as the President of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB), President of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®), and President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). She continues to be active in these groups. She has worked clinically in both the acute and home care settings. Laurie is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in 2017 was named the Magnet Nurse of the Year® for New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements.
Ms. McNichol received her BSN from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York and her MSN with a focus in gerontological nursing and post master’s certificate as a geriatric nurse practitioner from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence
Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Yale School of Nursing
Co-Chair, Post-Acute Care Symposium
Cathy is an Advanced Practice WOC Nurse providing care to patients across the continuum in acute care, long-term care, home health, and outpatient settings. Employed by Connecticut Clinical Nursing Associates, she also provides consulting to organizations wishing to improve wound outcomes, conducts clinical research, lectures nationally and internationally, is the Co-Editor of the text Wound, Ostomy, Continence Secrets and provides clinical support to Wound Reference.com. She currently serves as the Co-chair of the Post-Acute Care Symposium. Additionally, she recently completed a 3-year term as Nurse Board Member of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and currently is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Nursing.
Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Dr. Ruotsi is the Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine in Saratoga Springs, NY. In this role he is responsible for outpatient wound care services as well as inpatient wound care consultative services. He is board certified in Wound Care by the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery, is certified as a Wound Specialist (CWS-P) by the American Board of Wound Management, and is board certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is additionally certified as a Diving Medical Officer (DMO) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is on the Board of Directors of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Dr. Ruotsi is a Founding Diplomate and sits on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery and is Co-Chair of the Wound Care Summit for the AMP Amputation Prevention Symposium. He sat on the Board of Directors of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists and was Chair of its Education Committee from 2013 through 2015. He is a member of the CLI Global Wound Care Board, the Wound Healing Society (WHS), is a faculty member of the Wound Certification Prep Course, and lectures nationally as well as internationally on topics related to wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Dr. Ruotsi lives in Grand Island, NY, enjoys boating, flying, fishing, bicycling, skiing, and keeping up with the lives of his three adult children.
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