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Holly Kirkland-Kyhn

Holly Kirkland-Kyhn

Director of Wound Care
University of California Davis Medical center
USA

Biography

Ms. Kirkland-Walsh received her NP degree as a Family/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of California, Davis, her BSN and MSN degrees from Cal State, Sacramento, and a WOCN certification from the University of Washington, Seattle. She has served as Nurse Manager in the Medical Surgical Unit / Geriatrics and as Diabetes Educator and Clinical Trials Nurse in Waterford, Ireland, as a Palliative Care Nurse at Kaiser, and as Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at UCDMC. She Completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of California San Francisco. Since 2004, Ms. Kirkland-Walsh has been a board member for the Sacramento Community Clinics Consortium. She presently serves as an Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner at Kaiser, as Assistant Medical Director at The Effort Indigent Health Clinic, and as Wound Care Nurse Practitioner at University of California, Davis Health System in Sacramento, CA. In the latter role, she leads a multidisciplinary team that focuses on the prevention and treatment of chronic wounds. In addition to these various positions, Ms. Kirkland-Walsh has worked with geriatric patients in Ireland, Great Britain, and, most recently, in Haiti where she did disaster relief work as a volunteer for Medishare and served as Chief Medical Officer at the Bernard Mevs Hospital, the only acute care hospital in Haiti. She also comes with prior teaching experience, serving as clinical faculty for Nurse Practitioner programs at University of California, Davis, University of California, San Francisco, Sonoma State, University of Phoenix, and Samuel Merritt. Her proposed area of research focuses on perfusion related pressure ulcers and the comparison on hospital acquired pressure ulcers to community acquired pressure ulcers.

Research Interest

Ulcers, Wound Care,Skin