Erin RajhathyTitle: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Health Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303000
About Erin Rajhathy
Erin Rajhathy is a Canadian Nurses Association certified nurse specialized in wound, ostomy and continence, working as a clinical lead in wound, ostomy and continence care for the public homecare sector in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Erin is passionate about advancing nursing practice in this tri-specialty area and is excited to begin her research journey.
She completed her Bachelor’s of Science of Nursing from the university of Ottawa and a Masters of Clinical Science in Wound Healing at the University of Western Ontario in 2018 with a research focus on wound healing and time to heal among those suffering from venous leg ulcers. She will be building upon this research with an added focus on wound hygiene.
Erin is a Core Program Leader for Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) and a member of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel. Erin has participated in authoring Best Practice Recommendations for Moisture Related Skin Damage through Wounds Canada, the new Canadian Standards of Practice for Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence (3rd edition), and Debridement: Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Nurses. She has published in peer reviewed journals and is excited to continue to share her research findings with her colleagues.
- Rajhathy, E. , Meer, J. V. , Valenzano, T. , Laing, L. E. , Woo, K. Y. , Beeckman, D. & Falk-Brynhildsen, K. (2022). Wound irrigation versus swabbing technique for cleansing noninfected chronic wounds: A systematic review of differences in bleeding, pain, infection, exudate, and necrotic tissue. Journal of tissue viability.