Jennifer Quisberg, MPT, CWS, is a physical therapist and certified wound specialist at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and her master’s degree in physical therapy in 2000 from the College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University). She has practiced wound care for more than 15 years and has been a certified wound specialist for 11 years. She served as an adjunct faculty member from 2011 to 2012 at St. Catherine University. Since 2010, Ms. Quisberg has been an integrated clinical education instructor for St. Catherine University physical therapy students, introducing them to wound care in the clinical setting. In 2009, she coauthored the article “Adjuvant Use of Acoustic Pressure Wound Therapy for Treatment of Chronic Wounds: A Retrospective Analysis,” which was published in the Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. She was a clinical liaison in 2007 and 2008 for Celleration, Inc., a wound care company located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has served on its clinical advisory board. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Ms. Quisberg participated in medical mission trips to Haiti, where she taught wound care to the staff at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), belongs to the Electrophysiology and Wound Care Section, and has served on an APTA task force to more fully understand and better utilize tests for functional limitation reporting for Medicare. In 2014, Ms. Quisberg received the APTA Wound Management Special Interest Group’s Wound Care Therapist Scholarship to the Symposium on the Advancement of Wound Care.
Shirley A. Blanchard, PhD, ABDA, OTR/L, FAOTA, FHDR, received her Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1975, her master’s degree in physical education in 1983 from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and her PhD in educational psychology (health and human performance) in 2002 from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Dr. Blanchard served as Regional Manager of Occupational Therapy for a rehabilitation company focused on service delivery to skilled and intermediate facilities. Dr. Blanchard worked collaboratively with nursing staff to develop seating and positioning interventions aimed at reducing the risk of pressure ulcers. As instructor of record for physical rehabilitation at Creighton University in Omaha, she was invited to coauthor a book chapter with Dr. Barbara Braden, RN (author of the Braden Scale) on risk assessment and pressure sore prevention. The chapter offers strategies for pressure sore prevention in bed and when using wheelchairs and cushions. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a Fellow of Health Disparities Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham.