Dr. Elizabeth Ayello is a leading expert on the care and prevention of pressure ulcers and other chronic wounds. As a board-certified wound and ostomy nurse, she has first-hand clinical expertise in wound care as well as an in-depth knowledge of educational and systems approaches to the prevention and treatment of chronic wounds. In her positions as faculty member at the Excelsior College School of Nursing in Albany, New York and Co-Director of the University of Toronto's International Interprofessional Wound Care Course, she has worked extensively on multidisciplinary approaches to preventing pressure ulcers in hospital settings, and reducing risk of amputation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. She has consulted with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on educational initiatives to prevent pressure ulcers, and served as a co-investigator on a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) that created and tested a tool kit to reduce pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients. This toolkit is now available on the AHRQ website. Dr. Ayello also chaired a New Jersey Hospital Association collaborative that decreased pressure ulcer incidence among its partners by 70% across care settings. She is co-author and editor of the book, Wound Care Essentials: Practice Principles, and a past president of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. (Click here for a list of Dr. Ayello's publications.)

Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN

Faculty Member, Excelsior College School of Nursing

Co-Director, International Interprofessional Wound Care Course, U. of Toronto

Senior Advisor, John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

President, Ayello, Harris and Associates

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