Name: Mandy Pagan
Job title: Clinical Nurse Specialist – Wound Service
Employer: Southern District Health Board
Professional Qualifications: Clinical Masters, Post Graduate Diploma Wound Care
Bio: I am a clinical nurse specialist in wound care employed by the Southern District Health Board working across primary and secondary health care sectors. I lead nurse-led wound clinics and have a strong community focus working with the older person and healthcare professionals, including caregivers, in the community and aged care facilities. I am privileged to work with the NZWCS Committee and the amazing skilled team on the Leg Ulcer Advisory Group. I am passionate about education and my work ethos is beautifully summarised by the quote from Benjamin Franklin "Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I learn."
Name: Julie Betts
Job title: Nurse Practitioner
Employer: Waikato District Health Board
Professional Qualifications: Master Nursing(Hons)
Bio: I am currently a nurse practitioner™ with a speciality in wound care, employed by Waikato District Health Board. I registered as a nurse in 1980. My background is in surgical nursing including vascular surgery, and community nursing where my interest in wound care developed. I have a particular interest in the use of manuka honey in wound care. This has developed from understanding the anti-bacterial effect of manuka honey and the challenge of managing bacterial colonisation in some chronic wounds. It has led to my involvement in clinical research examining the effect of manuka honey on the healing of chronic wounds, as well as the development of honey dressings currently available on the market.
As a nurse Practitioner in wound care a large focus of my role is the management of patients with chronic or complex wounds, in both delivering direct patient care and service development to support best practice and improve patient outcomes.
Previous Chairperson of New Zealand Wound Care Society, life member of the NZWCS and founding member of the International Union of Wound Healing Societies. Currently member of the Australian and New Zealand Leg Ulcer Advisory Panel and National Leg Ulcer Working Party (NZ). Reviewer for Nursing Praxis.
Name: Rebecca Aburn
Job title: Infection Prevention Control Nurse Specialist
Employer: Southern District Health Board
Professional Qualifications: Masters of Nursing
Bio: I have a 20 year history of clinical experience in neurosciences, intensive care, wound care, clinical education and district nursing. I completed my Masters of Nursing in 2006 and have a great passion for nursing practice development. As the treasurer, for the New Zealand Wound Care Society am involved at a national level in practice and guideline developments. Over the last 6 years I have enjoyed working in the community setting with patients and whanau to achieve their health outcomes. In 2010 completed an advanced post graduate certificate in clinical nursing. I work 0.7 in the role of infection prevention control nurse specialist and continue clinical work in the Diabetic Foot Clinic.
Name: Catherine Hammond
Job title: Clinical Nurse Specialist – Specialist Wound Service
Employer: Nurse Maude, Christchurch
Professional Qualifications: Clinical Masters, Registered Nurse
Bio: Catherine has worked in the speciality of wound care since she emigrated from the UK in 1997. She is clinical leader for the community Specialist Wound Management Service at Nurse Maude in Christchurch. Her role encompasses clinical practice, education and research providing a strong link between theory and practice in the real world.
Name: Natalie Scott
Job title: Community Clinical Nurse Specialist (Wounds)
Employer: Capital Coast District Health Board
Professional Qualifications: Masters Nursing
Bio: My role as a Community Wound Clinical Nurse Specialist sits with Capital Coast District Nursing, with a team of 60 district nurses. Along with leading wound practice in clinics and community from Wellington to Kapiti area, I manage an accessible ulcer clinic situated in a low socio-economic high need area in a Porirua PHO one day per week - that also GPs access. I am passionate and committed to research evidence-based practice and enjoy sharing knowledge to empower others. I am involved in supporting Aged Residential Facilities in their wound care practice and regularly speak and lecture wound care education to students and registered nurses. Currently, I am honoured to sit on the venous leg ulcer advisory group NZWCS with a great team of knowledgeable and experienced wound practitioners.