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Debra Johnston, MN, RN, NSWOC, WOCC(C), IIWCC

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Debra Johnston is a Clinical Nurse Specialist certified in Wound, Ostomy and Continence working at University Health Network - Toronto General Hospital. The focus of her practice is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families by developing and promoting quality care through Best Practice Guideline development and education for patients living with chronic wounds, ostomies and fistulae. As part of her advanced practice role, Debra is an active member of the interprofessional team providing complex consultations, and supporting staff and program development using evidence based best practice to improve patient care.
Debra has participated in the development of several Best Practice Guidelines pertaining to pressure injuries and ostomy care. She is a Clinical Faculty member for the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Institute Education Program; Faculty and Clinical Advisor for Advanced Ostomy Care and Management at University of Toronto, and an adjunct lecturer for the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.

Presentations

Advanced Ostomy: Pouching Conudrums
Elevating the Standards. Canadian Standards of Practice for Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence – 3rd Edition