Episode 106 Empowering Excellence: An Interview with the 2023 Barbara Braden Future Is Bright Award Recipient

On this episode of WOCTalk, we sit down with Andrea Grove, BSN, RN, CWOCN, the 2023 recipient of the Barbara Braden Future Is Bright Award. Andrea, a new WOC nurse and a new mother, leads a busy life. Listen to discover how she became a certified WOC nurse, her active involvement in the UPMC Harrisburg skin team and pressure injury prevention committee, her role in updating fecal management documentation, her experience presenting her first-ever poster at WOCNext® 2023, and more about her professional and personal endeavors.

The Barbara Braden Future is Bright Award recognizes a new WOC nurse within the first 5 years of practice who is tri-specialty certified and destined to make a significant contribution to WOC care and exemplifies the scope of WOC nursing practice as defined in “WOC Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition” (clinician, educator, consultant, researcher, administrator).

Episode Resources:
Click here to view Andrea’s poster “Decreasing Device Related Pressure Injuries from High Velocity Nasal Insufflation Device” from WOCNext 2023
Click here to view the Interventions Post Catheter Removal (iPCaRe) free algorithm
Click here to learn more about the Wound Treatment Associate (WTA®) Program
Click here to learn more about the Ostomy Care Associate (OCA®) Program

Contact Hours: 1.0

The planners and faculty for this program have nothing to disclose unless listed on the event website. All potential Conflicts of Interest have been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner, Nurse Planner, and Director of Education, and resolved according to the WOCN Society policy to ensure that no bias exists as a result of disclosed relevant financial relationships with Commercial Interest Organizations.
About the Speakers:
Andrea Grove, BSN, RN, CWOCN, has been a registered nurse for just shy of a decade and a has been a certified wound, ostomy, and continence nurse for three years. Andrea is the recipient of the 2023 Barbara Braden Future Is Bright Award.