North Carolina Reporter:
Joanna Burgess, CWOCN, left Wake Med Cary to begin an exciting new endeavor with ConvaTec's me+™ nurse support team in June 2020. She states "I have the opportunity to speak with consumers all over the country daily and assist them in trouble shooting their issues regarding ostomy, wound and continence care. What a nice way for a WOC nurse to be able to work from home and make a difference." She will also continue to co-chair the advocacy committee for the UOAA with Susan Mueller.
Joanna Burgess and Susan Mueller continue to co- chair the advocacy committee for the UOAA. They also partner with the WOCN® society on the validation of the Ostomy and Continent Diversion Patient Bill of Rights, the issue of non-medical switching of ostomy supplies and improving the coverage of ostomy irrigation sleeves. They ask everyone to please follow UOAA and WOCN advocacy topics regarding these important issues as we all strive to improve the lives of those in the ostomy community.
Gloria Tabron, CWOCN graduate with her DNP and left the Wake Med team to begin a career in pediatrics closer to her home.
Kristen Hameline CWOCN moved to New York to be closer to her family with her new baby daughter.
Wake Med has several new team members:
- Harvey Samuels, CWN, Ann Richardson, CWN joined the Raleigh team
- Colleen Spiller, CWOCN joined the Wake Med Cary team
- Jacob Webre, CWON runs the Wake Med ostomy clinic
- Leigh Ammons, CWON has primary responsibilities at the Wake Med North facility
RECENT PUBLICATIONS IN JWOCN:
- Engels, D., Austin, M.., Doty, S., Sanders, K., McNichol, L. (2020). Broadening our Bandwidth: A Multiple Case Report of Expanded Use of Telehealth Technology to Perform Wound Consultations During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing 47(5): 450-455, September/October 2020)
- Engels, D. (2020). Cocaine Use and Levamisole-Induced Vasculitis; A Multiple Case Study. (Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing. 47(2): 182-189, March/April 2020.)