Patty has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from William Paterson College in Wayne, New Jersey. She has been board certified as a Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN) since 1999 and also is a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) through the American Board of Wound Management. She received her Ostomy and Continence certification from the Wicks Educational program, making her a full scope Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse (CWOCN) since 2013. She also is a member in good standing of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society.
Patty brings with her years of nursing experience in acute care, home care and outpatient wound care. She has served as a clinical manager in an outpatient wound center in New Jersey for 12 years. Prior to joining Medline, she was a senior director of clinical operations for Healogics for six years, one of the largest wound management companies nationwide. Patty brings a wealth of experience in the development and implementation of wound care guidelines, competencies and evidenced-based policies and protocols. She has contributed to the orientation and training of staff for many wound centers in the Northeast region.
She is a current member of the Corporate Advisory Committee of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP), where she sits on the Education Committee and is part of the Prophylactic Dressings Standards Initiative. Patty holds a patent for a novel concept of a simple comparison tool for understanding pressure injury staging.
Topics of expertise:
- Clinical expertise in pressure injuries
- Getting back to the basics in skin health education
- New technology in skin health
- Tips on wound ostomy