Paula Erwin-Toth has over 30 years of experience in wound, ostomy and continence care. She is a well-know author, lecturer and patient advocate who is dedicated to improving the care of people with wounds, ostomies and incontinence in the US and abroad.
Erwin-Toth completed her basic nursing education in 1978 at the Akron City Hospital’s Idabelle Firestone School of Nursing, she received her (WOC)ET education at the Cleveland Clinic’s RB Turnbull, Jr. School of Enterostomal Therapy in 1982; her BSN and MSN were awarded in 1986 and 1990, respectively, by the University of Akron in Ohio. Paula served as the Director of WOCN Nursing Education at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1990-2012 and now serves as Director Emerita of that program. In 2012 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the WOCN. In 2013 she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is CEO of PETprojects, a firm specializing in wound, ostomy, and continence care, education and advocacy.