Margaret T. Goldberg, MSN, RN, CWOCN, is a clinical nurse specialist in wound, ostomy, and continence and has been in practice for nearly 30 years. She received her diploma in nursing from Helene Fuld School of Nursing in Camden, NJ, and bachelor and master degrees in nursing from Widener University in Chester, PA. She has been board certified by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society (WOCN) for all of her nursing practice. Ms. Goldberg is well known as a national lecturer, has co-authored a textbook on urinary and fecal diversions, and has authored many articles and chapters on wound and ostomy care. She has been active in the WOCN Society as an officer and president at the local, regional, and national levels and is a past president of the Society. Ms. Goldberg assisted with the creation of guidelines for wound and ostomy care published by the WOCN Society, and is currently on the board of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and serves as their treasurer.
Laurel R. Smith, BSN, RN, CWCN, has been a registered nurse since 1983. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Her nursing experience includes supervision of a pediatric outpatient clinic. She has worked in wound care for more than 12 years and earned certification in wound management from the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society in 2005. For the last 7 years, Ms. Smith has managed an outpatient wound care center where she has clinical oversight, as well as the daily activities of the unit. She has an interest in sharing her knowledge with other healthcare professionals and hopes that the educational material included in this book will provide-up-to date wound care information and assist others to increase their wound care knowledge and develop their skills.