Lori graduated from nursing school with her ADN in 1987 and earned a BSN in 1995. She worked in a variety of settings such as surgical orthopedics in acute care, long term, rehab, and subacute care, home health, physician practice, and nursing education at ADN and BSN levels. While working in nursing education, she earned her MS in community health and then went on to earn her certifications in wound, ostomy, continence, and foot care nursing (WOC nursing).
She has varied WOC nursing experience, with the majority of time spent in hospitals (acute care). She opened and managed an outpatient wound clinic as her first position after achieving her certifications. Other pieces of WOC nursing she has participated in were/are:
Skin/wound –related medical device in-services to nurses and patients (wound care dressings, skin care products, a fecal management system, and lymphedema medical equipment)
Instructor in a nursing assistant education program with a contribution to a nursing assistant textbook to update the pressure ulcer/skin care portion of the textbook
Legal nurse consulting for wound/pressure ulcer/medical device-related cases (expert witness)
Currently teaching a 50 hour continuing education course for WOC career-oriented nurses who are already working in the community
Volunteer for Project Medishare Haiti to work with patients and teach wound care providers and clinicians at Bernard Mevs Hospital in Port au Prince on principles and practice of wound, ostomy, and skin care
Multiple and varied speaking engagements as requested by organizations and professional associations using the Power Point presentation format
Wound care case study poster presentation for a professional association of rehab nurses
Board member of the Orlando Chapter of Legal Nurse Consultants
Preceptor for Emory WOC NEP program students
Member of the Florida Association of Enterostomal Nurses
Experienced clinical reviewer for a worker’s compensation insurance company as a clinical auditor for best practice/current appropriate wound care, and designer/management of the program that oversees the injured workers that have wounds and are at risk for pressure ulcers.