Heale Wound Care is run by Margaret Heale, who is certified in Wound, Ostomy, Continence, and Foot Care Nursing (WOCN).
She qualified as a Registered Nurse in the United Kingdom in 1976. After working in a Naturopathic and Homeopathic Hospital, she obtained wide and varied hospital experience including medicine, surgery, intensive care, emergency room, and orthopedic nursing.
From being a seasoned bedside nurse, she became a clinical teacher prior to specializing in infection control. While working as an infection control nurse, she developed a wound care group coordinating a link nurse program for the group of five hospitals where she worked in the southeast of England.
Obtaining her Master’s in Wound Care and Tissue Viability from Cardiff University in 2002, she completed her WOCN in the USA a year later. Having moved from the UK to the USA, she returned to bedside nursing in Springfield, VT. Recently Margaret worked as the WOC nurse full-time for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA, but the weekly commute away from her home was not sustainable.
She now runs a consultancy service in the southeast corner of Vermont and is teaching wound and ostomy care to clinicians. Ostomy care is very important to her, and she heads the Connecticut valley Ostomy and inflammatory bowel disease support Group (COG). There are seasonal support group meetings, a bi-monthly newsletter, and ongoing support available. Additionally, Margaret writes a blog at woundsource.com.
Active in her professional organization, she attends conferences and has done many presentations. She has had five articles published (under the name Armstrong or Heale):
Armstrong MH. Obesity as an intrinsic factor affecting wound healing. Journal of Wound Care 1998;7(5):220-2.
Armstrong MH, Price P. Wet-to-dry gauze dressings: fact and fiction. WOUNDS 2004;6(2):52-62.
Heale, M. Components of a wound care regimen, A guide for the non specialist. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing. 2009-Vol36-issue 3S-pS42.
Heale, M. Cardboard Tube technique: for optimal ostomy wafer placement and for treating peri-stomal skin, despite persistent output. JWOCN 2013; 40(4) p 424-426.
Cardboard Tube “the Movie” is available on YouTube: Cardboard tube technique