Joyce Pittman, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN

Joyce Pittman, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Science of Nursing Care

Contact Information

Email: japittma@iu.edu
Phone: 317-962-0810
Nursing E418, Indianapolis

Education

PhD, Indiana University
MSN, Indiana University
BSN, University of South Florida
WOC, Emory University WOC Education Program
ASN, Palm Beach Community College

Biography

Dr. Joyce Pittman has over 35 years' experience in clinical practice including 17 years' experience as a certified wound, ostomy, continence (WOC) nurse and 13 years as nurse practitioner. Dr. Pittman has a dual role with Indiana University School of Nursing and Indiana University Health—a large healthcare organization that is comprised of 18 acute-care facilities in the Midwest United States. Dr. Pittman provides system-wide expertise and leads the WOC Team at Indiana University Health-Methodist, a 750-bed Level I Trauma Center. Dr. Pittman is also adjunct assistant professor at Indiana University School of Nursing, teaching in the nurse practitioner program and conducting research. Dr. Pittman is section editor for the JWOCN, Chair for WOCN National Conference Planning Committee, has published numerous journal articles, authored book chapters, provides expert clinical consultation regarding complex wound, ostomy, continence management, and is a national speaker regarding WOC conditions and issues. Dr. Pittman's practice and research is focused on improving the quality of life of those individuals with wound, ostomy, and continence issues and improving the quality of care in our healthcare systems.  Joyce's research focus is ostomy-related complications, self-management interventions, and hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

External Funding

Research Impact Grant (2015-present) Unavoidable hospital acquired pressure ulcers in critical care. (PI).

Hollister Incorporated (2012-present) Evaluation of beb-based ostomy patient support resources (Co-PI).

WOCN/Center for Clinical Investigation (2011- 2013) Avoidable and unavoidable pressure ulcers (PI).

Selected Publications

Pittman, J., Beeson, T., Brandt, C., & Collin, T., MS. (2016). Implementation of a bowel management program in critical care. Journal of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing, 43(1), 95.

Pittman, J., Beeson, T., Dillon, J., Hampton, C., Kerley, D., Mosier, J., Gumiela, E., Tucker, J., &Terry, C. (2016). Unavoidable pressure ulcers: Development and testing of the Indiana University health pressure ulcer prevention inventory. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing, 43(1), 32–38.

Pittman, J., Beeson, T., Kitterman, J., Lancaster, S., Shelley, A. (2015). Device-related hospital acquired pressure ulcers: Development of an evidence-based position statement. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing, 2015, 42(2), 1-4. 

Salvadalena, G., Hendren, S., McKenna, L., Muldoon, R., Netsch, D., Paquette, I., Pittman, J., Ramundo, J., & Steinberg, G. (2015). WOCN Society and ASCRS position statement on preoperative stoma site marking for patients undergoing colostomy or ileostomy surgery. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. (Epub ahead of print) PMID: 25695929 

Salvadalena, G., Hendren, S., McKenna, L., Muldoon, R., Netsch, D., Paquette, I., Pittman, J., Ramundo, J., & Steinberg, G. (2015). WOCN Society and AUA position statement on preoperative stoma site marking for patients undergoing urostomy surgery. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing. (Epub ahead of print) PMID: 25695928

Pittman, J., Bakas, T., Ellett, M., Sloan, R., & Rawl, S. (2014). Psychometric evaluation of the ostomy complication severity index. Journal of Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing, 41(2):147-157.