Mary_Arnold Long


Wound, Ostomy, Continence Clinical Nurse Specialist, Relias

Dr. Mary Arnold Long has practiced full scope wound, ostomy and continence nursing in multiple settings since becoming certified in 1994. She has served Regional and National Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society in many roles, including on the consensus panels for Body Worn Absorptive Products (BWAP) and Interventions Post Catheter Care (iPCaRe).

Her contributions to the literature include incidence and prevalence of incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) and medical device related pressure injuries in long term acute care, epidemiology of IAD and intertriginous dermatitis (ITD) in acute care, and incontinence management via an algorithmic approach to decrease IAD in a surgical ICU. She has collaborated with Carol Rees Parrish to present management of high output stomas and was thrilled to collaborate with Joanna Burgess – Stokes on the development of the UOAA Nutrition Guide: Eating with an Ostomy.

She and her family live in northeastern Tennessee in the beautiful foothills of the Smokey Mountains. She is employed as a subject matter expert writer for Relias and has a WOC consulting business.