UT Health nurse practitioner named to national nonprofit board

May 27, 2016 | News, UTMC
By Rebecca Schwan



Karen Bauer, wound care nurse practitioner in the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at The University of Toledo Medical Center, recently was elected to the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Board of Directors. She will serve two years as the consumer member.

The Association for the Advancement of Wound Care is the leading nonprofit membership group in the United States dedicated to advancing the education, public policy and the application of evidence-based wound care practice.

Karen Bauer Portrait

Karen Bauer Portrait

“As the consumer member of the board, I will advocate for patients in helping to form national and international wound care guidelines and policies,” Bauer said. “I want to work toward helping patients get the supplies they need to better care for their wounds.”

The UT Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center provides specialized treatment to patients who suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Customized care plans are created for each patient, addressing underlying medical conditions using a multidisciplinary team approach.

“I’m excited to represent University of Toledo Health, collaborate with wound care specialists from across the country, and help to pave the way for better patient care,” Bauer said.