Heidi Huddleston Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWOCN
Heidi Huddleston Cross is currently a Nurse Practitioner in wound and ostomy care at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and as a Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse (CWOCN). Heidi has extensive experience in outpatient wound care, and serves as a consultant for long-term care facilities.
Heidi is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™, and traveled to Russia with the WOCN as part of the People to People Ambassador program. She is and has been a participant or chair of multiple national committees related to wound and ostomy care, including chair of the WOCN Certification Board exam committee, and the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel guidelines committee. She is active with the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA), having spoken at regional and national conferences. In 2008, she received the UOAA Ostomy Nurse of the Year award and, in 2011, the Convatec Great Comebacks Nurse of the Year award. She is published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing, as well as in the Journal of Wound Technology, and has done legal case review as an expert witness in wound care.
Heidi is a sought-after speaker, and is passionate about wound and ostomy care. She loves to teach healthcare professionals with the goal of bringing knowledge about this topic to a new level, incorporating evidence-based practice. In this small way, Heidi hopes to improve care for wound and ostomy patients nationwide.
Financial: Heidi H. Cross is receiving a fee for speaking at this educational activity.
Nonfinancial: Heidi H. Cross has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.