Ms. Couch graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) from Georgetown University in 2002. She is a Certified Wound Care Nurse-Advanced Practice by the Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Board. Her primary wound interests are in amputee care, wound infection, venous ulcers and pressure ulcers.
Currently she works as an NP in the Wound Healing and Limb Preservation Center at George Washington University Hospital. In 2018, Kara became the Director of Inpatient Wound Care at George Washington University Hospital. She is an Assistant Research Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University.
Ms. Couch is the current nurse board member of the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders and the Secretary of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC). She is an editorial board member of Wound Management and Prevention, Today’s Wound Clinic and WoundSource. Kara is the liaison for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners to the Alliance. In 2017, she was voted onto the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee (SciMAC) of the Amputee Coalition. She became Chair of the SciMAC in 2019.
Teaching residents, medical, nursing and physical therapy students is one of her passions. Kara lectures nationally on various wound topics and is also the primary author or co-author on numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.