Hiske Smart is a clinical nurse specialist working in the Kingdom of Bahrain at the King Hamad University Hospital. She is responsible for hospital wide skin injury prevention and managing the ambulatory Wound care and Hyperbaric oxygen therapy unit. She completed her nursing studies in South Africa to Master’s degree level, where after she specialized in advanced wound care with a Postgraduate Diploma in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair at the University of Cardiff (UK) in 1999 followed by the International Interprofessional Wound Care course at the University of Toronto (Canada) in 2008.
She received the Campbell MacFarlane award from the South African Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Association in 2010 for her role in combining hyperbaric oxygen therapy into the interprofessional clinical wound care domain. She also received the University of the Free State (RSA) Alumni award in 2014 for advancing the field of nursing on an international level. A life time achievement award from WHASA was awarded in 2018 for her work in advancing wound care in Southern Africa.
She is teaching faculty for the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course in Toronto and Abu Dhabi and the mother of two awesome daughters, Jansie and Sally Anne, the biggest gift of her life.