- Nurse Practitioner
- Amputation prevention and care
- Wound bed preparation
- Wound pain management
- Georgetown University
- Family Medicine
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC)
- Certified Wound Specialist (CWS)
Kara S. Couch, MS, CRNP, CWS is a nurse practitioner in the Division of Vascular Surgery. She practices at the Limb Preservation Center at the George Washington University Hospital.
Kara received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from James Madison University in 1999 before pursuing her Master of Science (Family Nurse Practitioner) from Georgetown University in 2002. She is board certified as a Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. Prior to joining the staff at GW, Kara worked at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Kara serves as a member of the International Consolidated Guidelines Task Force for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and is the co-leader of the International Consolidated Venous Ulcer Guideline which is being updated in 2015. She lectures nationally on wound care topics and has been published multiple times in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on wound care.