Petra Khal

Award of Excellence

Pioneer in establishing wound care in the domain of the South African independent nurse practitioner in the late 1970’s early 1980’s whilst in active academia – linking evidence to bedside practice;

 – Established the role of the lay caregiver

in long term/ home-based care and developed a community-based training course to elevate their knowledge base onto a scientific evidenced-based level;

 – Established the concept of nursing team-based care in her PhD that explored nursing care models in a Buddy system to bring the best evidence to the bedside and prevent nurse burn-out still practiced in her clinic.

The Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa thereby recognizes those who have:

žAcademic excellence in wound care:

žSocial contribution:

žWHASA membership: