Jodi Harris, PT, WCC, CWS: Wound Care
About Jodi Harris, PT, WCC, CWS.
Jodi is board certified in wound care, both a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) through the American Academy of Wound Management, and Wound Care Certified through the National Alliance for Wound Care.
She currently serves as the Director of Rehabilitation and wound care specialist at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, Colorado. Jodi graduated from Indiana University and has over 35 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. She has extensive experience in home health, long-term care, inpatient and outpatient care.
“Jodi continually goes above and beyond to provide the best patient care possible. She is patient- centered and is open and willing to share her expertise not only with fellow clinical providers, but with the public and partner agencies. Jodi is committed to providing education about all facets of wound care to ensure quality patient outcomes. She works hard to make sure that Montezuma County and surrounding areas are informed of the latest techniques and evidence-based practices” said Meghan Higman, RN, BSN, and Director of Education at Southwest Health System.
The WCC credential is a multidisciplinary wound care certification available to licensed wound care professionals from across the healthcare continuum. It is a credential from the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®).
Jodi was a recipient of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence is established to recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions toward advancement of the science and practice of clinical electrophysiology and wound management in scholarly endeavors which have promoted the academic, research, and clinical aspects of our profession.
Jodi was also selected to participate in an American Physical Therapy Association sponsored focus group on Health Disparities, and Underserved Populations. The goal of the focus group and ongoing conversation is to determine how cultural competence can affect a therapist’s ability to impact the health and wellbeing of this population. Two specific health issues—Obesity and Diabetes–and their resulting conditions have been chosen to explore physical therapy interventions. Jodi was chosen to participate due to her expertise and work with these health issues. “Providing culturally competent care is an integral part of the APTA Vision and cultural competence knowledge and skills are also a part of best physical therapist practice. We hope to build a cadre of experts and champions that can bring the issues of cultural competence and health disparities to the forefront of professional issues. We also hope to have the information we gather at these meetings inform APTA about what should be provided as resources on these issues” said Johnette L. Meadows PT, MS in an email from the APTA.