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Sandra Wade, MN, APRN-CNS

Sandy Wade is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Post-Surgical Division at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University, and her Master of Nursing from the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans. As a CNS, Sandy promotes evidence-based practice through interdisciplinary collaboration, staff nurse education and participation in research activities. Her personal areas of greatest interest are cardiac care, pain management and care of the elderly. As a member of the pain team at Our Lady of the Lake, Sandy was instrumental in raising the facility's HCAHPS patient satisfaction scores on the question "How often was your pain well-controlled?", earning the hospital an invitation from VHA, a national organization of 1400 not-for-profit hospitals, to blueprint its pain management processes. The blueprint can be found online in VHA's Leading Practices Portal.

Sandy is a member of AMSN, ANA, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and the American Society for Pain Management Nursing.     [ Click for More ]