Julia Bresnai-Harris, BN, RN, NSWOC, TVN
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Originally from Montreal, Canada, Julia Bresnai-Harris is a graduate from the McGill University Faculty of Nursing where she was awarded the Evelyn Rocque Malowany Prize in Nursing Leadership in 2012. She completed her nursing registration exams in both Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2015, she completed the NSWOCC Wound Ostomy and Continence Institute WOC-EP program completing three clinical preceptorships: ostomy at the Jewish General in Montreal, Canada, wound in Cardiff Wales with Professor Keith Harding, and continence at King's College, London, UK. She went on to study nursing leadership for Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence and is currently working towards completing a MSc in Management for Future Leaders.
Julia completed a Debridement Education Program endorsed by EWMA at King’s College Hospital in London, UK in 2017 focusing on theory prior to completing a competency based practicum at Charring Cross Hospital, London, UK. Julia conducts all types of debridement in her tissue viability nursing role. She is also a clinical mentor for staff taking the debridement program.
As a Tissue Viability Nurse, Julia is responsible for patient referrals/plans of care, collaborating with allied health professionals in reducing trust-acquired pressure injuries, and coordination of complex discharge planning for patients with wounds. She recently co-published “Prevention and Management of Skin Damage related to PPE- Update 2020” and helped to launch a PPE Skin Clinic for hospital staff. She also co-authored “NSWOCC Best Practice Recommendations for skin health among critically ill patients with an emphasis on critically ill individuals suffering from COVID-19.” Julia has also developed a skin tear prevention and management program for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust which will be launched in 2021. Previous experience includes a past role as a sole clinical nurse specialist as part of a London, UK community therapy neuro team, where the main focus was continence management, and in post-operative general Surgery/ENT/hepatobiliary at McGill Health Science Centre in Montreal, Canada.