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Wound Care On Wheels Inc

Cover1Mary Foote, RN, CEO, is the Chief Executive Officer, Owner, as well as registered nurse at Wound Care on Wheels Inc, a hospital and health care company located in Naperville, Illinois. She comes with 40 years of experience in wound care, ostomy and continence nursing and has established the company 1997. A nursing tri-specialty, wound, ostomy and continence nursing is concerned with the treatment of patients living with acute and chronic wounds, patients with continence conditions, and patients with an ostomy and. WOC nurses use evidence-based knowledge and skills to manage these complex patients. Mary Foote as all nurses working in this specialty are frequently referred to as wound, ostomy, continence nurses, or simply WOC nurses. There are so many types of wounds ranging from the least severe damage of the skin, namelyabrasions, lacerations, rupture injuries, punctures, and penetrating wounds to the more complex cases where patients have had some kind of bowel or bladder diversion (ostomy) or patients suffer from bladder and bowel control and the associated skin care issues. Typically, a WOC nurse handles patients who have acute or chronic wounds, fistulas or ostomies. For patients with an ostomy, it is more than a physical adaptation to a surgically created opening in the abdomen that allows waste or urine to leave the body (an ostomy). It is a psychological challenge to adapt to various forms of ostomy that may affect the patient’s emotional and social life in so many ways, i.e. colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy. Mary Foote and all nurses trained as WOC nurses may be found assisting patients with other bowel or bladder disorders as well. Many wounds are superficial and need local first aid, including cleansing and dressing. However, other wounds are deeper and therefore require medical attention in order to prevent loss of function and especially infection. Loss of function can occur because of the damage of the underlying structures like muscle, bone, arteries, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Ultimately, WOC nurses such as Mary Foote, RN, CEO, have only one goal in the medical care they provide: to preserve function and prevent complications. Although the aesthetic results are important in wound care, they are not the primary concern of wound repair. For more information about Mary Foote, RN, CEO, and Wound Care on Wheels Inc, please visit


My Entry into The International Nurses Association

Inline INA LOGO_NEWHey Everyone! Check out my official entry into The International Nurses Association and publication into The Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare:

Mary Foote, RN, CEO, Selected for Publication in Worldwide Leaders in     Healthcare for Her Achievements as a WOC Nurse and Entrepreneur

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