RN, BSc(Hons) Tissue Viability, MClSc(WH), PhD, WOCC(C)
Dr. Christine Murphy is a Registered Nurse and Nurse Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence (NSWOC) with Canadian Nurses’ Association certification. Chris studied Tissue Viability with Professional Practice at undergraduate level, and also the Master of Clinical Science of Wound Healing degree from Western University. Her doctoral research investigated the assessment and treatment of lower extremity wounds in the vascular surgery population, with focus on ultrasound debridement and wound infection. The appearance of infection specific to the vascular population and associated protease activity were also explored. Professional activities include co- chair of the Communications Committee of the Canadian Society of Vascular Nurses, Associate Core Faculty Member and Course Examiner of the Master Clinical Science of Wound Healing graduate program at Western University, Panel Member of the 2013 RNAO Best Practice Guideline Update: Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Stakeholder of the current RNAO Best Practice Guideline Update: Pressure Ulcers. Christine is a frequent manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and a speaker at national conferences. Christine currently works at The Ottawa Hospital, with specialty in complex surgical and vascular surgery wounds. Her position incorporates care of patients in the pre and post- operative phase including ostomy surgeries, surgical and trauma wounds, and limb salvage management. Additionally, Christine is an educator and mentor for health professionals interested in complex wound management.