Full Name
Linda Benskin PhD, RN-C
Job Title
Ferris Mfg. Corp
Speaker Bio
Linda Benskin gained extensive wound management experience providing primary care for five years in a remote conflict-prone area of West Africa. She wrote a comprehensive handbook for the self-supporting village health worker training program she developed. The lack of sustainable wound management solutions in this challenging environment drove her to a deeper understanding of the basic principles and physiology underlying wound healing.

Dr. Benskin emphasizes working with the body to promote healing, often with information-dense heavily-referenced articles and presentations. Topics include basic wound healing principles, managing wound infection, pain and inflammation, and the role of vitamin D. However, in addition to presenting at conferences, in classrooms, in webinars, and in hospitals, she also teaches in church foyers and under mango trees. Her eager audiences have ranged from experienced surgeons to barely-literate villagers across six continents.

Dr. Benskin developed the Available Technology Dressing for resource-limited tropical settings, conducting a grant-supported RCT demonstrating its safety and effectiveness in 2021. She was inducted into the inaugural class of WOCN Fellows in 2023.
Linda Benskin