23 March 2015
Wound Zoom is proud to announce two new members to its Advisory Board: Stephen Sprigle, PhD, PT and Barbara Bates-Jensen, PhD, RN, CWOCN, FAAN. These new members are accomplished experts in the field of wound care who will be able to offer Wound Zoom invaluable advice. Wound Zoom was founded with the mission to provide better tools to wound care clinicians and these board members have helped make that mission a reality.
Dr. Sprigle is credited with the invention of Wound Zoom. After surveying existing wound measurement methods and devices, the need for a clinically affordable, repeatable, and easy method became clear. He and his team at the Georgia Institute of Technology conceived the device that would later become Wound Zoom. Dr. Sprigle is a biomedical engineer and physical therapist with a variety of interests including pressure ulcer prevention and early detection. You can find more information about his education, research, and publications here: http://www.ap.gatech.edu/Sprigle/
Dr. Bates-Jensen is a nurse, researcher, author, lecturer, teacher, and mentor in wound care. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to her academic and clinical contributions to wound care she is the founder and president of the Wound Reach Foundation. In 2010, while volunteering in Haiti after the earthquake, she saw first-hand the need to raise public awareness about the needs of wound patients, clinicians and to improve the quality of wound care around the world. Wound Zoom is a proud sponsor of the Wound Reach Foundation’s annual OUCH! Race events which raise money and awareness for wound care. You can find out more about Wound Reach here: http://woundreach.org/ and more about Dr. Bates-Jensen’s education, research, clinical expertise, honors, awards, and publications here: http://nursing.ucla.edu/batesjensen
We are excited to have these inspiring individuals on our Advisory Board and look forward to the insight that they have to offer on improving wound care.