Although she hasn't always been a nurse, Brenda Wolles has always been inspired to help others. Beginning her career in nutritional science and dietetics, Brenda was compelled to enter the nursing field after seeing the deep connections her patients made with nurses.
While pursuing her master's degree to become a clinical nurse leader, Brenda focused on the reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates among oncology patients, working with staff to implement evidence-based strategies for CLABSI reduction.
Brenda credits her mentors for fueling her passion for patient care through their compassion, expert clinical skills, admirable leadership and implementation of evidence-based practices. She continues to lead efforts to eliminate bloodstream infections and is an active volunteer with professional oncology nursing associations.
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Thorpe, D, Byar, K, Conley, S, Drapek, L, Held-Warmkessel, J, Ramsdell, M, Rogers, B, Wolles, B. Putting Evidence Into Practice®: Evidence-Based Interventions to Prevent and Manage Anorexia. Oncology Nursing Society. Updated February 2017.View article.