By the WoundSource Editors
NYU Langone Nursing is hosting the International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) in New York City from August 11-14, 2016.
Created in 1999, the year-long IIWCC has been conducted by Dr. R. Gary Sibbald and his international interdisciplinary faculty team under the auspices of the University of Toronto (U of T). Over thirty courses have been taught in Toronto Canada, Tehran Iran, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates, and Cape Town South Africa. NYU Langone was the first site in the United States to host this course in 2013-2014.
In the United States, wound prevention and management comprises a major component of patient care regardless of the health care setting. Chronic wounds consume health care resources in staff time and care costs, and cause harm and suffering to our patients. Clinicians must provide comprehensive wound care, prevention, and treatment with reduced healthcare funding.
The IIWCC is an accredited course by U of T. Nurses and Physicians in the US will receive continuing medical and nursing education credits as well as a certificate of completion from the U of T upon course completion. IIWCC is a year-long course taught with university and medical center partnerships - not a one day learning experience. Its goal is to educate health care professionals in an interprofessional collaboration to model the ideal wound team and empower the graduates to be key wound opinion leaders. The over 1,000 IIWCC graduates are a powerful network of wound care leaders worldwide.
Based on adult learning principles, the IIWCC is composed of two onsite residential weekends of interactive, didactic lectures taught by groups of multidisciplinary faculty and actual patient clinical experiences separated by 10-12 months of independent student study. Students complete 9 written modules during this independent study. The independent learning culminates in a student "selective". The selective is on a topic of interest to the student, which the student submits in writing to the faculty and verbally presents to their peers on the second residential weekend held at the end of the course. Student selectives have been a powerful force that have changed practice in their work settings.
Tuition for the one year program covers the course reading materials as well as course meals and refreshments during the residential weekends. Go to http://woundpedia.com/registration/iiwcc-nyu/ for registration information.