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The Role of the WOC Nurse in Reducing Hospital Acquired Conditions


The cost of wounds – what does that mean to your patients’ wellbeing, to the budget holders, to you? Well this is what it means to Theresa Hurd, Advanced Practice Nurse describes how wounds impact on the patients and healthcare providers she works with and how Innovative Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy can be introduced into clinical practice to reduce the costs of wounds to benefit both patients and healthcare budgets.


  • An approach to obtain approval for the use of a new wound care product
  • Clinical and cost related study outcomes
  • An algorithm for use of NPWT
  • Case reports including impact on the patients’ wellbeing.


Scott Reid
Smith & Nephew, Vice President of Reimbursement

Terry Coggins, MSN, RN, CWCN
Smith & Nephew, Medical Education Manager

Beth McNutt-Clarke, MSc(A), MBA, RN, CWOCN
Bridgepoint Hospital, Toronto, ON

Evelyn Hickson, MSN, RN, CNS, WCC
Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, WA

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