JoAnn Catanzaro

Adjunct Faculty, WOCNEP Co-Director
Contact Information
Rutgers School of Nursing - Camden
530 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6226
MSN: University of Pennsylvania, Adult Critical Care Track
BSN: Thomas Jefferson University, Nursing
Selected Publications: 

Psillos, A.L., Catanzaro, J., " Ileal Pouch Anal Anastromosis: An Overview of Surgery, Recovery and Achieving Postsurgical Continence". Ostomy Wound Management, December 2011

Van Rijswijk, L, Catanzaro J., Wound Assessment and Documentation in Chronic Wound Care, 4th Edition by Krasner, Rodeheaver and Sibbald, HMP Communications, 2007

Gary, M. and Catanzaro, J. Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence. Report on Pyoderma Gangrenosum Management.

Certified WOC Nurse (CWOCN) 1998 - Present
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) 1980 - 1993
Research Interest: 

Wound, Ostomy Nursing Care; Learning Styles and Mentorship Relationships; Hyperbaric Therapy


Nominated Mary Cook Award (Finalist) 2011, Diversified Clinical Services.

Louise Mellen Fellowship in Critical Care Nursing, 1985, The Mellen Foundation, Cleaveland, OH.

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Delta Tau Chapter.

Excellence in Leadership Award, 1991, Hahnemann University Department of Nursing.

Funded Grants: 

" Learning styles in Mentoring Relationships Among Critical Care Nurses, " funded by SEPA chapter, AACN

Critical Care Nurse Intership (Primary Investigator) 1989-1991, Funded by Ben Franklin Partnership.

Selected Presentations: 

 Wound Healing Physiology; Dressing Selection; Wound Assessment. APWCA Review course 2012 and 2013, Philadelphia, PA:

2010.  Ostomy Care and Bosy Image.  Fourth National Forum on Women's Issues in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Philadelphia, PA.

Nightmares on ET Street Case Presentations: Peristomal Pyoderma Gangrenosum; Abdominal Wall Defect with Small- Bowel Fistula.  WOCN National Conference, 1998, 2000, 2001.

2008. Coming Soon: New CMS regulations that make pressure ulcer care, critical care. Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, SEPA AACN Evening Program.

2008. What Can Go Wrong with Your Ostomy? (Co-Presenter). United Ostomy Associations of America Mid-Atlantic Conference.

May 2013. Success stories: Patient Case Studie. Healogics Inc: Community education dinner presentation.







October 2011. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Delayed Radiation Tissue Injury. Philiadelphia Society of Radiologic Technologists Fall Seminar.

May & November 2011. Breakout Session: Use of the VAC for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. Mercy Health System Wound Symposium.

Spring 2007, 08, 09: Diabetic Foot Ulcers Assessment and Management, Nazareth Hospital Diabetes Day Education Program.

Febuary 2012. Interdiciplinary Care, Role of Wound Clinics in the Care Continuum: Indications and Contraindications of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Holy Family School of Nursing Wound Prevention and Care Course.

Professional Organizations: 
Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Society, 1998 - Present.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses, (Inactive).
Clinical Expertise: 
Adult Critical Care
Acute and Chronic Wound Care
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing
Hyperbaric Outpatient Care