Nursing Unchartered Ep. 49 - Getting the Dirt on Wound/Ostomy Nursing

July 25, 2023

In this episode, nurse practitioner Junette Cacho gives us the nitty-gritty details of Wound/Ostomy Nursing. We discuss the best aspects of the job, the worst wound she has seen, a day in her nursing life, and much more!

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We Discuss

(0:00) Introduction

(2:14) Was Junette Always Interested in Wound/Ostomy Nursing

(4:47) What Certifications Do You Need to Specialize in Wounds

(6:11) The Best Aspects of Being a Wound/Ostomy Nurse

(8:32) Honey vs Collagen for Wound Care

(10:45) The Worst Wound a Nurse Practitioner Has Seen

(17:28) Day in the Life of a Wound/Ostomy Nurse

(20:47) Patient Populations

(23:20) How to Access a Wound

(26:40) Nail Care

(29:34) Wound Debridement

(31:32) Advice for New Wound/Ostomy Nurses


Junette Cacho is a dedicated Nurse Practitioner with a passion for sharing educational tips in the field of nursing, wound care, and advanced practice experience. Born and raised in the Philippines, Junette's journey took her to America in pursuit of the American Dream, where she has thrived both personally and professionally.

With a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC), Junette has acquired a wealth of knowledge and skills in providing comprehensive healthcare services to individuals across the lifespan. Her clinical experience spans various healthcare settings, including hospitals, primary care clinics, and community health centers, giving her a well-rounded perspective on patient care.

Having experienced the challenges of immigrating to a new country, Junette is deeply committed to supporting and guiding other healthcare professionals on their own journeys. Through her writing, she offers practical advice, professional insights, and valuable resources to help nurses navigate the complexities of advanced practice roles and succeed in their careers.

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Show Credits

Host – Maggie Reichard

Producer – Jonathan Cary

Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay

Music – Aidan Dykes

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