Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS
Dot has been a registered nurse for 43 years; 39 of those dedicated to the practice of wound and ostomy care. She has practiced in acute care, home care and long-term care, spent 7 years in industry, and has practiced in outpatient care since 2001. She has been Board Certified by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Certification Board since 1985 (CWON) and The American Board of Wound Management since 2004 (CWS). After a long career in the Orlando area, she relocated to New York where she is currently practicing at the Saratoga Hospital’s Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Dot is the Co-Chair of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, was on the founding Board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and held the positions of the first Treasurer and the third President. She has been on the faculty of the Wound Certification Prep Course since 2004 and is on the Board of “Why Wound Care?” serving as the Chair of the Practicing Clinician group. She is Co-Director for the Wound Track of AMP: The Amputation Prevention Conference. She is a member and Secretary of the International Wound Infection Institute, a member of the the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, the World Council of Enterostomal Therapy, the Wound Healing Society and the CLI Global Society as a member of their Wound Committee. She was also one of the Founding Editors of the journal Today’s Wound Clinic.
Dot is a frequent lecturer on all aspects of wound management, has authored and co-authored many journal articles and 11 book chapters. She is on the speaker’s bureau and Medical Advisory Boards with several manufacturers.