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Stephanie Furtado RN, MClScWH, BScN, NSWOC, WOCC(C)

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Stephanie is the Skin, Wound and Ostomy Nurse Clinician at McMaster Children’s Hospital and West Lincoln Memorial Hospital sites within Hamilton Health Sciences. Stephanie has been working as an NSWOC for the past three years. She is a proud graduate of Western University’s Master of Clinical Science in Wound Healing and a certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse through the Canadian Nurses Association. Previous work experience includes caring for surgical oncology patients, patients with burns, and patients in the homecare setting. Working in neonatal through to geriatric care settings has provided her a range of experiences and challenges. Stephanie is passionate about providing quality patient and family care experiences and has been involved in founding a young adult ostomy support group at McMaster. She also volunteers for the Ostomy Canada Youth Camp. Most recently, she has taken on the position of NSWOCC Regional Director for Ontario and is the Chair for the NSWOCC’s Paediatric Community of Practice.


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