Heidi Huddleston Cross, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CWON® is a board-certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse and a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has extensive experience caring for wound and ostomy patients in acute care and long-term care. Currently, Heidi is employed by a surgical group providing consultation for nursing homes and has her own independent practice as an expert witness for plaintiff and defense attorneys. She has contributed in numerous ways to her specialty, including serving as chair of the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board examination committee, co-chair of the Wound and Ostomy Nurses Society National Conference Planning Committee ostomy track, and peer review for the Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing (JWOCN).
Financial: Heidi Cross has an employment relationship with CNY Surgical Physicians and receives a speaking honorarium from WoundZoom and Abbott Nutrition. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations has been mitigated.
Non-financial: Heidi Cross is a member of the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society; the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care; the American Nurses Association; the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.