Karen L. Kennedy-Evans RN, FNP, APRN-BC

President at KL Kennedy LLC (Tucson, AZ)

KAREN L. KENNEDY-EVANS has been a nurse for 45 years, a Nurse Practitioner for 41 and has worked in Long Term Care for 40. In 1974 she became the very first Family Nurse Practitioner in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1983 while working at the Byron Health Center, a 500 bed long term care facility, she started one of the first Wound Care Teams in Long Term Care. During this time she identified a pressure ulcer occurring before death know as the “Kennedy Terminal Ulcer.” Karen has been on numerous founding boards such as the Association of Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC), FRAIL (For the Recognition of the Adult Immobilized Life and SCALE (Skin Changes At Life’s End). Karen has published numerous articles, chapters and has lectured extensively.  Nine days ago she spoke at the French Wound Healing Society Annual Conference in Paris, France on the “Kennedy Terminal Ulcer.”