Diana Gallagher

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nurses attending a clinical conference
March 23rd, 2016

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

wound care deserts
February 18th, 2016

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

Last month, the news shared two important stories that were closely linked. Walmart announced the closing of 102 Walmart Express stores as part of their overall restructuring and statistical analyses revealed the states with the highest...

ostomy care 101
July 28th, 2015

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
Part 2 in a series focused on ostomy management. For part 1, click here.

Ostomy
June 18th, 2015

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
Part 1 in a series focused on ostomy management.

Spring flowers
March 5th, 2015

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

A glance out my sunroom window belies the simple fact that spring is coming. It has been a long and difficult winter for so many, but the calendar promises that warm weather will soon replace the gray cold, mounds of snow, and glistening...

family
January 13th, 2015

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

I recently had the privilege of attending a patient's funeral. I would imagine that most nurses attend funerals for special patients from time to time. As a Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse (CWOCN®), I often care for patients with...

December 17th, 2014

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

September 24th, 2014

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

August 26th, 2014

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

I have always prided myself on my ability to place patients' needs as a top priority. Patients are people and each and every one is an individual. They have unique needs and desires. Their levels of education, both formal and life lessons...

July 18th, 2014

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

Regardless of your job title or scope of practice, being a professional nurse is hard work. Nursing is not a job for the faint of heart. In fact, nursing is not a job at all; nursing IS the ultimate career. Not everyone...

May 23rd, 2014

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

March 5th, 2014

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

January 25th, 2014

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

The new year is here (again). By now, resolutions have been made and resolutions have been abandoned. Most of us make resolutions with the best of intentions. Resolutions are dreams for something better. Perhaps we would like better...

December 16th, 2013

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

It's finally here. Thanksgiving has been put away along with the good china and crystal. Our family, like countless other families across the country, enjoyed the traditional rounds of football games, the company of family and friends and...

Alphabet Letters
November 20th, 2013

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

Nature's seasons seamlessly transition from one to the next. This morning as I sit at my desk writing, autumn leaves in glorious colors are showering down forming a variegated carpet across my lawn. Just as changing landscapes celebrate...

October 21st, 2013

Prioritize Your Health Care Practice By Putting Patients First

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

September 15th, 2013

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

August 9th, 2013

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

In my introductory blog, I indulged in a personal journey down memory lane. I looked back fondly at some of the incredible mentors that inspired me and shaped my career. In contemplating this...

July 12th, 2013

by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

Recently, I have been intrigued by a variety of celebrities offering us a glimpse of their inner selves as they share what they wish they had known when they were young. These "Notes to a Younger Self" are fascinating to me. Wouldn't it...