Ms. Couch graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) from Georgetown University in 2002. Currently she works as the Director of Wound Care Services at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC. She is an Associate Research Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University. Her primary wound interests are in amputee care, wound infection and venous ulcers.
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 2021. 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 of the Amputee Coalition. She became Chair of the SciMAC in 2019. She is a member of the Prophylactic Dressing Standards Initiative, a joint collaboration between the NPIAP and EPUAP.