Joan Junkin, MSN, CNS, chose a wound care specialization in 1992 after working as a research analyst for the first pressure ulcer treatment guidelines. Her wound care education was through MD Anderson Cancer Center with ANCC board certification following in 1997. She has primarily shared her wound expertise in the acute care, outpatient and long-term care settings. In 2014, she was tapped as consultant for the international best-practice consensus document on incontinenceassociated dermatitis prevention and treatment. When not traveling to teach, Joan provides clinical consults in her region to remain in touch with bedside realities.
Joan has contributed to the science with published research and as invited faculty at WOCN and SAWC conferences. Her clinical focus for wound care has been in the acute, outpatient and long-term care settings. In the WOCN society, Joan has chaired the national committee for accrediting wound, ostomy and incontinence nursing (WOCN) education programs and has been president of her state WOCN group. Joan’s passion for education and evidence-informed practice come through clearly in each of her presentations, which have been held at locations in all 50 of our states and three Canadian provinces.
Financial: Joan Junkin is the Owner of The Healing Touch, Inc. She is on the speaker’s bureau for Sage Products Inc. Ms. Junkin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Joan Junkin has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.