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Judy A. Wells, RN, PhD, MN, GNP-C, ET, LNC

Telephone: 770-423-6988
email: judy.wells994@gmail.com

Office: 3118

 

 

 

Academic Degrees

 

 

Certificate Post-Master's Teaching

Emory Univerity

2009

  Ph.D. Nursing(Research/Sleep) Univerity of Alabama 2004
  M.S Nursing(Gerontology) Emory Univerity 1997
  Certificate Foot and Nail Care Medical Univerity 1996
  Cerficiate Wound, Ostomy, Continence Emory Univerity 1985
  B.S. Nursing Emory Univerity 1984

 

 

Professional Experience

 

  2012 Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University      
  2005-2006 Reasearch Assistant, Emory University School of Nursing
  1993-1998

Assitant Program Director

Wound Ostomy, Continence Nurse Education Program

Emory Univerity

  1997

Continence Nurse Clinician

Wesley Woods Geriatric Continence Clinic

Emory Univerity

  1985-1993 Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse

 

1984-1985

Surgical Staff Nurse

Veterans Administration Medical Center

 

 

Professional Activities

 

 

Publications

 

Bruce RG, El-Galley RE, Wells JA, Galloway NT. Antegrade continence enema (ACE) for the treatment of fecal incontinence in adults: use of gastric tube for catheterizable access to the descending colon. American Journal of Urology. Spring/Summer 1999.

 

Wells JA, Ouslander, JG, Johnson VY, Meadows E. Options in practice: Urinary incontinence in geriatric patient with complex neurologic history. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. September 1999

 

Wells JA. Barriers to practice continue to fall.  Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Newsletter.  January/February 1998.

 

Hewitt J and Wells JA. Care of reusable urinary equipment. National Association for Continence Newsletter.  Fall 1998.

 

Wells JA and Doughty DB. Pouching principles and procedures.  Ostomy Wound Management.  July-August 1994. 40(6): 50-63

 

Wells JA and Doughty DB. Pouching principles and procedures.  Ostomy Wound Management.  July-August 1994. 40(6): 50-63

 

Textbook Chapters


Ramundo J and Wells JA. (2000) Wound debridement. Acute and Chronic Wounds: Nursing Management. Bryant R, ed. Mosby, St. Louis.

 

Published Abstracts

 

Umlauf MG, Wells JA. (2002) Circadian alterations in atrial natriuretic peptide, vasopressin, & urine production, Sleep 25(Supp). Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

 

Wells JA, Umlauf, MG, Singh KP. (June 2001) Circadian changes in hydration in elders with OSA.  Sleep (Supp), Association of Professional Sleep Research Societies.

 

Wells JA, Umlauf MG, Kurtzer ER. (2000) Nocturia and early morning dehydration: consequences of sleep disordered breathing  Sleep, Vol 23, Abstract Supplement #2, A215.

 

Umlauf MG, Wells JA, Chasens ER. (2000). The polyuria – sleep disordered breathing model: Case studies across the lifespan. Sleep (Supp), Association of Professional Sleep Research Societies, June 2001.

 

Professional Presentations


National

 

Wells JA, Umlauf MG, Kurtzer ER. (2000) Nocturia and early morning dehydration: consequences of sleep disordered breathing. (Poster Presentation) APSS 14th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.  Las Vegas, NV
 
WELLS, JA. (2000) Clinical Implications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. (Oral Presentation) Sleep Research Trainee Day. Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). Las Vegas, NV

 

Wells JA and Thompson D. Primer on urinary incontinence. (2000) 5th Annual Multi-specialty Conference on Urinary Incontinence. Nashville, TN (seven hour presentation).

 

Wells JA and Waldrop JA. Update on wound care. (1998) C. R. Bard, Inc. Medical Division. Covington, GA

 

Wells JA and Waldrop JA. Update on wound care. (1998) C. R. Bard, Inc., Medical Division, Palm Springs, CA

 

Wells JA. Behavioral interventions for urinary incontinence.  (1997) Annual Meeting:  American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Atlanta

 

Wells JA and Waldrop JA. Update on wound care. (1997) C. R. Bard, Inc., Medical Division, Charleston, SC

 

Doughty DB and Wells JA. Managing the high output fistulae using the saddlebag technique. (1993) Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse National Conference. San Antonio, TX

 

Regional


Wells JA, Umlauf MG, Kurtzer ER. (2000) Nocturia and early morning dehydration: consequences of sleep disordered breathing. (Oral Presentation). UAB Graduate Student Research Day.  Birmingham, AL

 

Wells JA, Umlauf MG, Kurtzer ER. (2000) Nocturia and early morning dehydration: consequences of sleep disordered breathing. (Poster Presentation).  UAB Center for Aging Faculty Meeting.  Birmingham, AL

 

Wells JA. Devices and products for urinary incontinence. (1999) School of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC

 

Wells JA. Nursing interventions for urinary incontinence. (1998) Redmond Regional Hospital, Rome, GA                                 

 

Local

 

Wells JA. (2000) Behavioral management and product selection for urinary incontinence.  Achieving Continence Conference 2000.  The Carter Center.  Atlanta

 

Ouslander JG, Foote J, Wells JA, Meadows E.  Panelist – case presentations in urinary incontinence.  Achieving Continence Conference 2000.  The Carter Center.  Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Practical aspects of implementing a continence program in long-term care.  (1999) Georgia Geriatric Society.  Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Pressure ulcers: Issues in prevention, treatment and documentation. (1999) Wesley Woods Geriatric Center Medical Conference. Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Update on pressure ulcers. (1999) Georgia Geriatric Society Conference. Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Absorptive products and skin care for urinary incontinence. (1998)  “Quest for Excellence in Continence Care.” Emory University Continence Center Conference.  Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Reimbursement for continence services. (1998) Emory Rehabilitation and SE Center for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Conference.  Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Absorptive products and skin care for urinary incontinence. (1998)  Emory Rehabilitation and SE Center for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine Conference. Atlanta

 

Wells, JA.  Osteomyelitis. Medical Staff Morning Rounds. (1997). Veterans Administration Medical Center. Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Pressure ulcer risk assessment tool. (1998) Area Agency on Aging. Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Urinary incontinence risk assessment. (1998) Area Agency on Aging. Atlanta

 

Wells JA.  Staging pressure ulcers and dressing selection. (1997) Veterans Administration Medical Center. Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Kaposi’s sarcoma: Implications for the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse. (1996) Emory University Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse Education Program Clinical Faculty Meeting. Atlanta

 

Doughty DB and Wells JA. Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Update. (1993) Emory University Hospital. Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Wound assessment and staging. (1988) Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Nursing care of the adult with urinary diversion. (1987) Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta

 

Wells JA. Etiology, prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers (6 hours). (1986) Veterans Administration Medical Center.  Atlanta

 

 

 

Professional Experience

 

  2009

Co-chair, Planning Committee: Emory University 1984 graduating class 25th anniversary. Emory Home Coming 2009.

  2001

Member, Planning Committee
Mary S. Harper Geriatric Psychiatry Hospital Dedication. Tuscaloosa, AL             

  2000-2001

Student Representative, Search Committee, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
School of Nursing. University of Alabama at Birmingham. Birmingham, AL

  2000

Member, Ad-hoc Committee
Curriculum Development for Schools of Nursing on Sleep Disorders.  Nurses in Sleep Research Associated Professionals of Sleep Societies

  1999-2000

Member, Planning Committee and Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse Society Representative, 5th Multi-specialty Conference on Urinary Incontinence. Nashville, TN

 

1999-2000

Planning Committee, Annual Conference 2000
National Council of Gerontologic Nurse
Practitioners. Atlanta

  1998-1999

Member, Board of Directors and Chair, Membership Committee. Georgia Geriatric Society. Atlanta

  1997-1999

Member and Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse Society Representative, Continence Coalition. National level, multi-specialty nursing group to monitor reimbursement issues related to incontinence           

  1995 Planning Committee, Regional Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Society Recertification Update, Emory University. Atlanta
  1993 Planning Committee, Regional Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Society Recertification Update, Emory University. Atlanta
  1986-1988 Chair, Pressure Alert Nursing Committee, Veterans Administration Medical Center. Atlanta
  1986-1988 Member and Secretary, Pressure Sore Committee. Hospital-wide, multi-disciplinary committee to address pressure ulcer prevention and care. Veterans Administration Medical Center. Atlanta
  1986-1987

Member, Product Selection Committee. Hospital-wide, multi-disciplinary committee to screen products for use at Veterans Administration Medical Center. Atlanta

  1986-1987

Member, Nursing Promotion Committee
VAMC. Atlanta

 

Invited Speaker

 

 

WEDA-AMI graduating class, September 2008. Women’s Economic Development Agency. Non-profit, women helping women to succeed

 

Community Service

 

  2010-2012 Volunteer: Peachtree-Pine Homeless ShelterVolunteer: Peachtree-Pine Homeless Shelter
  2010-2011

Volunteer: My Sister’s House: Atlanta Union
Mission

  1999 – 2000   

Planning Committee, Achieving Continence 2000 -  
 Sponsors: Area Agency on Aging and State of
 Georgia Community Health

  1997-1999

Co-chair, Achieving Continence Committee. Pro-Health for Seniors Task Force, Area Agency on Aging.  Community education on urinary incontinence

  1997-1999

Member, Healthy Feet. Pro-Health for Seniors Task Force, Area Agency on Aging. Foot and nail care to indigent seniors

  1994-1995

Docent,Zoo Altanta

 

Professional Interests

 

 

Sleep Medicine
 

Gerontology and Geriatrics

 

Wound, Ostomy and Continence