PhD RN CBN
Susan Gallagher is a wound ostomy continence nurse, certified bariatric nurse, health care risk manager and certified safe patient handling professional. Dr. Gallagher holds a masters degree in nursing, a masters degree in religion and social ethics, and a PhD is policy ethics. Susan has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, and contributed chapters on quality and safety in both the Handbook of Hospital Safety, and the 2012 book titled: Epidemic of Medical Errors and Hospital-Acquired Infections. Susan is author of the books titled, The Challenges of Caring for the Obese Patient, the American Nurses’ Association Implementation Guide to the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Interprofessional National Standards and the all-new book titled: Bariatric Safe Patient Handling. She is a recognized expert in safety, outcomes and communication with an emphasis on bariatrics, skin and wound care, safe patient handling and mobility, and risk and loss control.