Nurse Practitioner and Director of Wound Care, George Washington University Hospital 
Board Member, Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders

Kara Couch graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) from Georgetown University in 2002.  In 2004, she became a Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. Her primary wound interests are in amputee care, wound infection and venous ulcers. Currently she works as an NP in the Wound Healing and Limb Preservation Center at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.  She is an assistant research clinical professor at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University.

Ms. Couch is a current nurse board member of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC).  Her work on the Alliance includes work on comments on various regulatory issues proposed by CMS and the FDA as well as increasing awareness on the impact of health policy on daily practice.  Kara is the liaison for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners to the Alliance.  She is an editorial board member of Ostomy-Wound Management and Today’s Wound Clinic. In 2017, she was voted onto the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee of the Amputee Coalition.  Teaching residents, medical, nursing and physical therapy students is one of her passions. Kara lectures nationally on various wound topics and is also the primary author or co-author on numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.

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