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Joyce Pittman


Joyce Pittman is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Nurse at a large urban teaching/trauma healthcare system. She has close to 30 years of experience in clinical practice as a registered nurse and over 11 years experience in Wound, Ostomy, Continence nursing. Joyce has developed wound and continence management programs in the acute, outpatient, and home health settings. She has practiced in a broad range of healthcare settings, from critical access hospital settings to large level I trauma healthcare systems. As an advanced practice nurse practitioner, Joyce has specialized in wound, ostomy and continence conditions, focusing on complex wound management, prevention, health systems, staff training and collaboration with medical staff. She has also served as an expert consultant for the Indiana State Department of Health in its Pressure Ulcer Prevention Initiative.

Joyce has received numerous awards, including the Indiana University School of Medicine Aging Fellowship, the WOCN Dr. Sherri Smith Grant, and the Indiana University School of Nursing Research Grant. Her involvement in research activities include a retrospective study of post operative surgical dressings, a qualitative study of living with a chronic wound, a secondary analysis of veterans with an ostomy, and an on-going study exploring the demographic and clinical factors related to new stoma formation and the testing of a new instrument to identify risk factors of ostomy complications. Her practice and research is focused on the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life of those individuals with wound, ostomy and continence issues and improving the quality of care provided in our healthcare systems.

Disclosures:

Financial: Joyce Pittman is receiving a fee for speaking at today's educational activity. She is also on Critical Care Advisory Board and receives honorarium from Hollister Incorporated.

Nonfinancial: Joyce Pittman has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.