Stacy Handley, BSN, ACHRN, CHT
In 1988, Stacy began serving in the US Air Force as a medical specialist and later became a registered nurse for the US Army. Stacy obtained her BSN from Beth El College of Nursing at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs while on scholarship as an ROTC cadet. Stacy gained experience in numerous areas in healthcare before finding hyperbaric medicine.
In 2001, Stacy joined the NBS team as the nurse manager for the hyperbaric medicine service at Memorial Hospital, in Colorado Springs. Over the ensuing four years she trained as a Safety Director and an Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Facility Accreditation Nurse Surveyor. In 2005, Stacy graduated from the WOCN approved Wound Care Specialty Program at the Medical University of South Carolina and achieved her Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN) certification.
Stacy became Corporate Director of Operations in 2004 and was subsequently promoted to NBS Vice President in 2006. Stacy’s principal responsibilities are client development and education, coordination of new programs, consultation and oversight. Stacy is a widely acknowledged subject matter expert on technical, safety, operations, patient care and compliance aspects of hyperbaric medicine and wound care. Client institutions all gain valued insight from her surveys prior to application for facility accreditation.
Stacy is frequently invited to lecture nationally and internationally, is a long-standing ‘Primary Training in Hyperbaric Medicine’ faculty memberand program planner for the NBS advanced hyperbaric conference series as well as UHMS Associate annual scientific meeting sessions. Stacy initiated the highly regarded ‘Ask the Experts’forum and serves as a key provider of its database. She is a monthly contributor to NBS Safety and Compliance Notices and co-authored the chapter, Hyperbaric History and the Nursing Evolution in the Hyperbaric Nursing and Wound Care textbook.
Stacy has held numerous leadership positions within the UHMS, key of which was the first registered nurse to be elected to its Board of Directors and serve four years as the Nurse Representative.