INTERNATIONAL INTERPROFESSIONAL WOUND CARE COURSE (IIWCC)

INTERNATIONAL INTERPROFESSIONAL WOUND CARE COURSE (IIWCC)

The International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC)  is a course based on adult learning principles, accredited by the University of Toronto’s Continuing Education & Professional Development office (CEPD). It is offered in partnership with WoundPedia™, a healthcare institution or university in the respective host country. The course consists of two Residential Weekends (9 months apart in Canada or 12 months apart in USA), 9 self-study Modules and a Selective.

This comprehensive interprofessional educational experience for wound care specialists is designed to translate new evidence based knowledge into practice. Course curriculum is presented by international key opinion leaders. The content is targeted towards health care professionals that: have a health professional degree (physicians, nurses or other health professionals) and/or  five years of relevant skin and wound care or industry experience.

If you would like more information or have inquiries about registration, you may contact:

Patrycja Fraser (Skotniczna)
IIWCC Logistic Coordinator 

WoundPedia
1077 North Service Rd., Unit 210
Mississauga, ON L4Y 1A6, Canada
Email: iiwccmodules@gmail.com

 

  • IIWCC-NYU | Class 2013-2014
  • IIWCC-CAN | Class 2011-2012
  • IIWCC-Abu Dhabi | Class 2012-2013
  • Class 2010-2011
  • University of Toronto | Class 2010-2011
  • Africa | Class 2008-2009
  • Abu Dhabi | Patient Day 2012
  • Abu Dhabi | Team Work
  • Africa | 2008-2009
  • Canada | 2008-2009
  • IIWCC-CAN | Class 2013-2014

IIWCC OVERVIEW

The International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) is designed for wound care specialists with some education and experience: physicians, nurses, and other health professionals in the wound care field or related industry.

The IIWCC-CAN is a 9-12 month course, offered in partnership with the University of Toronto. The goal is to provide a comprehensive educational experience for wound care specialists and to translate new knowledge into practice.

  • Two  mandatory residential weekends  (4 days each)
  • Fourteen self-study modules- nine required to complete: 5 Faculty Chosen (F), 4 Student Chosen (S)
  • A selective related to course content interpreted/ presented to class members and a written report that is translated to each student's day-to-day activities

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Objectives: Participants will:

  1. Assess and critically review wound care literature in key subject areas.
  2. Integrate wound care principles by a self-directed learning program formulated with a Selective proposal.
  3. Demonstrate the application of evidence-based best practices by developing a Selective related to the learner's everyday activities.
  4. Simulate clinical practice with small groups and patient problem solving.
  5. Reflect on current practice and merge best evidence through course modules.

 WHY ATTEND THE IIWCC

  • Certificate of completion from University of Toronto
  • Pre-selected readings by faculty
  • Comprehensive therapeutic strategies
  • Training to be an educator
  • Small group interprofessional collaboration
  • Hands-on patient care demonstrations
  • Information on nwe products and services
  • Connect with international key opinion leaders
  • Networking with colleagues, old and new
  • Can be used as a credit towards the MScCH Program at UofT Graduate Studies

QUALIFICATIONS

Participants must have a health professional degree or provide proof of a minimum of five years of relevant skin and wound care experience. A letter from an employer must be attached at time of application for those individuals who do not have a degree.

Entry into MScCH after completion of the IIWCC is subjected to university admission criteria.

MODULE TOPICS: Faculty Chosen (F) & Student Chosen (S)

  • Education and Health Care Systems (F)
  • Health Care Delivery (S)
  • Translational Research Design (S)
  • Wound Bed Preparation (F)
  • Inflammation and Infection (S)
  • Leg Ulcers, Venous, Arterial, and Others (F)
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers (F)
  • Pressure Ulcers (F)
  • Maintenance/Non-Healing Wounds (S)
  • Post-surgical Wounds (S)
  • Burns/Trauma (S)
  • Skin and Peri-stomal /Peri-wound (S)
  • Lymphedema (S)
  • Skin and Soft tissue Infections(S)

 

Education and Health Care Systems (mandatory)
Objectives:

  • Assess the evidence base for continuing education to improve health care provider performance and patient outcomes
  • Appraise the methodological quality of guidelines through the Agree Tool
  • Improve the educational process for Continuing Education activities
  • Challenge the class to implement educational strategies into their selective

 

Wound Bed Preparation (mandatory)
Objectives:

  • Describe healable, non-healable & maintenance wounds as part of wound bed preparation
  • Diagnose: Superficial critical colonization & deep surrounding infection (NERDS & STONEES)
  • Document local wound assessment and treatment; Debridement, Infection/ Inflammation, Moisture balance (DIM)
  • Investigate clinical outcomes with local wound care including 5 classes of topical antimicrobial agents & case examples
  • Preview the  potential use of a new bedside Theranostic test for protease levels in wounds for the Edge effect (Advanced Therapies)

 

Leg Ulcers (mandatory)
Objectives:

  • Differentiate the causes of leg ulcers (vascular including arterial, inflammation, neoplastic, infections)
  • Review best practices for the team:
    • assessment,
    • diagnosis,
    • treatment,
    • education of persons with venous disease
    • Explore the pathophysiology associated with venous ulceration
    • Evaluate the options for compression therapy and the Cochrane evidence
  •  Identify patient centered concerns through an approach to pain management & optimal          local wound care

 

Diabetic Foot Ulcers (mandatory)
Objectives:

  • Review the Diabetic Foot Care Best Practices
  • Evaluate the etiology and treatment of Diabetic foot disease (Vascular, Infection, Pressure)
  • Focus on screening and prevention (Simplified 60 second screen)
  • Highlight the Use of the Wound Bed Preparation Paradigm in the prevention and management of Diabetic foot disease
  • Consider the use of adjunctive therapies like HBOT

 

Pressure Ulcers (mandatory)
Objectives:

  • Critique the pressure ulcer (PU) risk factors & assessment tools
  • Evaluate  theories of pressure ulcer etiology
  • Discuss pressure ulcer prevention strategies
  • Analyze the pressure ulcer location and clinical features
  • Design pressure ulcer prevention/treatment programs using the Wound Bed Preparation Paradigm

 

Health Care Delivery
Objectives:

  • Discuss and appraise the steps to translate knowledge into action (knowledge translation)
  • Explore the steps involved in developing a clinical practice guideline, including implementation strategies for success and the common pitfalls
  • Review gaps between the evidence and clinical practice at various levels of healthcare (ranging from patient level to policy makers/systems level)

 

Translational Research Design
Objectives:

  • Define critical research appraisal (CRA)
  • Explain the role of critical appraisal and what it is not.
  • Assess the outcome for CRA
  • Describe process to complete an appraisal

 

Inflammation and Infection
Objectives:

  • Evaluate infective causes of wounds vs. infection as a complication of a chronic wound
  • Assess the role of infection & inflammation in the diagnosis & treatment of the chronic wound.
  • Diagnose the different clinical stages of bacterial damage: Superficial critical colonization and deep/ surrounding  infection (NERDS & STONEES)
  • Investigate clinical outcomes with topical antibacterial dressings (e.g. silver, iodine, PHMB, honey), anti-inflammatory agents & other antibacterial agents
  • Analyze the role of prolonged inflammation in the non-healing wound and distinguish this from bacterial damage

 

Maintenance/Non-Healing Wounds
Objectives:

  • Define healability
  • Review the characteristic diagnosis and treatment of:
    • non-healable, maintenance vs healable wounds
    • malignant wounds (primary and secondary lesions vs chronic inflammation leading to malignant transformation)
  • Assess patient centered concerns for non healable, malignant and palliative wounds

 

Post-surgical Wounds
Objectives:

  • Evaluate and reflect on the factors and associated mechanisms that affect post-surgical wound
  • Identify post surgical wound challenges at various levels of the health care continuum
  • Appraise evidence based approaches to address surgical site infections
  • Discuss a programmatic approach to preventing and monitoring surgical site infections
  • Describe the assessment and management of individual with a fistula

 

Burns/Trauma
Objectives:

  • Distinguish between the wound types that can be categorized as an Acute Trauma Injury
  • Identify the mechanism and physiological effects of this type of trauma
  • Measure the extent of the trauma
  • Integrate the theory of this trauma type into a workable clinical plan of care

 

Skin and Peri-stomal /Peri-wound
Objectives:

  • Compare contact irritant and allergic dermatitis and the differential diagnoses
  • Identify common skin allergens
  • Differentiate common peristomal skin injuries
  • Classify skin tears

 

Lymphedema
Objectives:

  • Classify  differentiate & treat lower limb lymphedema and related disorders changes:
    • lymphedema and it’s aetiologies
    • venous disease with venolymphedema
    • Lipid-edema  (lipedema)
  • Explore patient centered concerns and approaches to treatment including prevention and amputations atypical/ life threatening

Skin and Soft tissue Infections
Objectives:

  • Assess the relevance of skin and soft tissue infections to chronic wound care
  • Reflect on the different spectra of illness in high and low-income countries
  • Develop an approach to the management of necrotizing soft-tissue infections

FACULTY

Director

R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, M.Ed, D.Sci (Hons), FRCPC (Med) (Derm), FAAD, MAPWCA, JM
Professor of Public Health and Medicine
Course Director, IIWCC & Wound Prevention & Care, MScCH
Dalla Lana School of public Health , UofT
Past President, World Union of Wound Healing Societies (2008-12)

Co-Directors

Laurie Goodman, RN, BA, MHScN
IIWCC-CAN Course Coordinator, Canada
Advanced Practice Nurse & Wound Care Educator
Director, Mississauga Halton Wound Initiative
The Toronto Regional Wound Healing Clinic

Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CWOCN, ETN, MAPWCA, FAAN (USA)
IIWCC-USA Course Coordinator, United States of America
International Co-director, President, Ayello, Harris & Associates, Inc
Faculty, Excelsior College, School of Nursing
Senior Adviser, The John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Hiske Smart, RN, BSN, RM, MA, PG Dip(UK)
IIWCC-ZA Course Coordinator, South Africa
International Co-director, President, Wound Healing Association of South Africa

Gulnaz Tariq, RN, BSN, PG Dip (Pak)
IIWCC-UAE Course Coordinator, United Arab Emirates

Morty Eisenberg, MD, MScCH, CCFP, FCFP
Graduate Co-director
Hospital Division Head and Wound Consultant,
St. John’s Rehab Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Educational Faculty Member, CAWC
Assistance Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UofT

Mariam Botros, DCh, CDE
Foot Specialist, Wound Care Fellow UofT
Diabetes Educator, CAWC
Clinical Educator, Coordinator
Women’s College Wound Healing Clinic

Linda Norton, OT Reg. (ONT), MScCH,
Allied Health Co-director
National Education, Shoppers Home Health Care
Director of Interprofessional Team,
Canadian Association of Wound Care

 

COURSE FACULTY

Chiropody
Mariam Botros, OT Reg. (ONT), MScCH
Laura Lee Kozody, B.Sc.DCh
Sulejman Menzildzic, MD, MSc (Kin), DCh
Anamelva Revoredo, B.SC,D.CH

Education
Arthur Rothman, BSc, MS EdD
Debra Sibbald, BScPhm, MA
Morty Eisenberg, MD, MScCH, CCFP, FCFP

Epidemiology/Research
Gail Woodbury, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Family Medicine
Robyn Evans, MD
Morty Eisenberg, MD, MScCH, CCFP, FCFP

Dermatology
Afsaneh Alavi, MD, FRCPC
Laurie Parsons, MD, FRCPC
R. Gary Sibbald, MD, FRCPC

Geriatric Medicine
Catherine Cheung, MD, FRCPC
Carol Ott, BSc (Pharm, MD, FRCPC (Med)

Hyperbarics
A.Wayne Evans, MD

Infectious Disease
Stephan Landis, MD, FRCPC
Ranjani  Somayaji, BScPT, MD, FRCPC

Nursing (Canada)
Marilena Amarelo, RPN
Sunita Coelho, RN
Patricia Coutts, RN
Barbara Delmore, RN
Gloria Martin, RN
Kathleen Reid, RN
Judy Ryan RN

Pharmacy
Debra Sibbald, BScPhm, MA, PhD

Rehabilitation
Morty Eisenberg, MD, MScCH, CCFP, FCFP
Linda Norton, OT Reg. (ONT), MScCH

Surgery
Johnny Lau, MD, FRCPC
Brian Ostrow, MD, FRCPC

 

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

Mississauga Office 

Patrycja Fraser (Skotniczna)
IIWCC Logistic Coordinator
WoundPedia
1077 North Service Rd., Unit 210
Mississauga, ON L4Y 1A6, Canada
Email: iiwccmodules@gmail.com
 
Grace Modelski
IIWCC Logistic Coordinator
WoundPedia
1077 North Service Rd., Unit 210
Mississauga, ON L4Y 1A6, Canada

REGISTRATION 2017-2018

IIWCC 2017-2018 includes two mandatory Residential Weekends (see below):

First Residential Weekend: October 19th - 22nd, 2017, Toronto, ON
Second Residential Weekend: June 2018-TBD, Toronto, ON

(Please note that these dates are subject to change)


The Fall and Spring Residential Weekends will take place at:
Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
222 St. Patrick Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1V4
Canada

Course Fees:

  • Industry employed:                                        $7,200
  • Physician:                                                         $4,500
  • Nurse and Allied Health:                               $3,150
  • Student: (must be a Full-Time student)     $1,950
  • Teams (Physician +1 other)                     20% off each
    (Physician + 2 or more)               30% off each

**Teams must contact us directly upon registration for discount consideration. Discounts will be applied upon completion of all required course work by ALL team members.

(Please note that all prices are in Canadian Dollars, and are subject to applicable taxes)

 

To register please click HERE

 

IIWCC-CAN Refund Fees Policy – 2017-2018

  • If you withdraw from the course before the First Residential Weekend, you will be refunded the full registration fee, minus a $100 cancellation fee.
  • If you withdraw from the course after the First Residential Weekend, you are required to pay 1/3 of the course registration fee plus a $100 cancellation fee (to cover materials costs and the costs incurred at the residential course weekend).
  • If you withdraw from the course after December 31st, 2017, you are required to pay 1/2 of the course registration fee plus a $100 cancellation fee (to cover materials costs and the costs incurred at the residential course weekend).

***Please do not make travel arrangements until registration confirmation is received. Enrollment is limited.

Course Extensions

If you require an extension, you must send a formal extension form (located on the blackboard) via email to Patricia Skotniczna, iiwccmodules@gmail.com

1) You must provide all contact information; include the status of your completed modules, and a valid reason for why you are requesting this extension.

2) Once you have received approval for your extension you will then receive notification on how to process and pay for your extension. You will be asked to provide your personal information as well as a payment.

3) Certificates of Completion will not be issued until the Fall of the corresponding year.

 

 

IIWCC OVERVIEW

The International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) is designed for wound care specialists with some education and experience: physicians, nurses, and other health professionals in the wound care field or related industry.

The IIWCC-USA is a 12-month course, offered in partnership with the University of Toronto. The goal is to provide a comprehensive educational experience for wound care specialists and to translate new knowledge into practice.

  • Two  mandatory Residential Weekends  (4 days each)
  • Fourteen self-study modules- nine required to complete: 5 Faculty Chosen (F), 4 Student Chosen (S)
  • A selective related to course content interpreted/ presented to class members and a written report that is translated to each student's day-to-day activities

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Objectives: Participants will:

  1. Assess and critically review wound care literature in key subject areas.
  2. Integrate wound care principles by a self-directed learning program formulated with a Selective proposal.
  3. Demonstrate the application of evidence-based best practices by developing a Selective related to the learner's everyday activities.
  4. Simulate clinical practice with small groups and patient problem solving.
  5. Reflect on current practice and merge best evidence through course modules.

 WHY ATTEND THE IIWCC

  • Certificate of completion from University of Toronto/ NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Pre-selected readings by faculty
  • Comprehensive therapeutic strategies
  • Training to be an educator
  • Small group interprofessional collaboration
  • Hands-on patient care demonstrations
  • Information on nwe products and services
  • Connect with international key opinion leaders
  • Networking with colleagues, old and new
  • Can be used as a credit towards the MScCH Program at UofT Graduate Studies

QUALIFICATIONS

Participants must have a health professional degree or provide proof of a minimum of five years of relevant skin and wound care experience. Entry into MScCH after completion of the IIWCC is subjected to university admission criteria.

MODULE TOPICS: Faculty Chosen (F) & Student Chosen (S)

  • Education and Health Care Systems (F)
  • Health Care Delivery (S)
  • Translational Research Design (S)
  • Wound Bed Preparation (F)
  • Inflammation and Infection (S)
  • Leg Ulcers, Venous, Arterial, and Others (F)
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers (F)
  • Pressure Ulcers(F)
  • Maintenance/Non-Healing Wounds (S)
  • Post-surgical Wounds (S)
  • Burns/Trauma (S)
  • Skin and Peri-stomal /Peri-wound (S)
  • Lymphedema (S)
  • Skin and Soft tissue Infections (S)
 

Education and Health Care Systems (mandatory)
Objectives:

  • Assess the evidence base for continuing education to improve health care provider performance and patient outcomes
  • Appraise the methodological quality of guidelines through the Agree Tool
  • Improve the educational process for Continuing Education activities
  • Challenge the class to implement educational strategies into their selective

 

Wound Bed Preparation (mandatory)
Objectives:

  • Describe healable, non-healable & maintenance wounds as part of wound bed preparation
  • Diagnose: Superficial critical colonization & deep surrounding infection (NERDS & STONEES)
  • Document local wound assessment and treatment; Debridement, Infection/ Inflammation, Moisture balance (DIM)
  • Investigate clinical outcomes with local wound care including 5 classes of topical antimicrobial agents & case examples
  • Preview the  potential use of a new bedside Theranostic test for protease levels in wounds for the Edge effect (Advanced Therapies)

 

Leg Ulcers (mandatory)
Objectives:

  • Differentiate the causes of leg ulcers (vascular including arterial, inflammation, neoplastic, infections)
  • Review best practices for the team:
    • assessment,
    • diagnosis,
    • treatment,
    • education of persons with venous disease
    • Explore the pathophysiology associated with venous ulceration
    • Evaluate the options for compression therapy and the Cochrane evidence
  •  Identify patient centered concerns through an approach to pain management & optimal          local wound care

 

Diabetic Foot Ulcers (mandatory)
Objectives:

  • Review the Diabetic Foot Care Best Practices
  • Evaluate the etiology and treatment of Diabetic foot disease (Vascular, Infection, Pressure)
  • Focus on screening and prevention (Simplified 60 second screen)
  • Highlight the Use of the Wound Bed Preparation Paradigm in the prevention and management of Diabetic foot disease
  • Consider the use of adjunctive therapies like HBOT

 

Pressure Ulcers (mandatory)
Objectives:

  • Critique the pressure ulcer (PU) risk factors & assessment tools
  • Evaluate  theories of pressure ulcer etiology
  • Discuss pressure ulcer prevention strategies
  • Analyze the pressure ulcer location and clinical features
  • Design pressure ulcer prevention/treatment programs using the Wound Bed Preparation Paradigm

 

Health Care Delivery
Objectives:

  • Discuss and appraise the steps to translate knowledge into action (knowledge translation)
  • Explore the steps involved in developing a clinical practice guideline, including implementation strategies for success and the common pitfalls
  • Review gaps between the evidence and clinical practice at various levels of healthcare (ranging from patient level to policy makers/systems level)

 

Translational Research Design
Objectives:

  • Define critical research appraisal (CRA)
  • Explain the role of critical appraisal and what it is not.
  • Assess the outcome for CRA
  • Describe process to complete an appraisal

 

Inflammation and Infection
Objectives:

  • Evaluate infective causes of wounds vs. infection as a complication of a chronic wound
  • Assess the role of infection & inflammation in the diagnosis & treatment of the chronic wound.
  • Diagnose the different clinical stages of bacterial damage: Superficial critical colonization and deep/ surrounding  infection (NERDS & STONEES)
  • Investigate clinical outcomes with topical antibacterial dressings (e.g. silver, iodine, PHMB, honey), anti-inflammatory agents & other antibacterial agents
  • Analyze the role of prolonged inflammation in the non-healing wound and distinguish this from bacterial damage

 

Maintenance/Non-Healing Wounds
Objectives:

  • Define healability
  • Review the characteristic diagnosis and treatment of:
    • non-healable, maintenance vs healable wounds
    • malignant wounds (primary and secondary lesions vs chronic inflammation leading to malignant transformation)
  • Assess patient centered concerns for non healable, malignant and palliative wounds

 

Post-surgical Wounds
Objectives:

  • Evaluate and reflect on the factors and associated mechanisms that affect post-surgical wound
  • Identify post surgical wound challenges at various levels of the health care continuum
  • Appraise evidence based approaches to address surgical site infections
  • Discuss a programmatic approach to preventing and monitoring surgical site infections
  • Describe the assessment and management of individual with a fistula

 

Burns/Trauma
Objectives:

  • Distinguish between the wound types that can be categorized as an Acute Trauma Injury
  • Identify the mechanism and physiological effects of this type of trauma
  • Measure the extent of the trauma
  • Integrate the theory of this trauma type into a workable clinical plan of care

 

Skin and Peri-stomal /Peri-wound
Objectives:

  • Compare contact irritant and allergic dermatitis and the differential diagnoses
  • Identify common skin allergens
  • Differentiate common peristomal skin injuries
  • Classify skin tears

 

Lymphedema
Objectives:

  • Classify  differentiate & treat lower limb lymphedema and related disorders changes:
    • lymphedema and it’s aetiologies
    • venous disease with venolymphedema
    • Lipid-edema  (lipedema)
  • Explore patient centered concerns and approaches to treatment including prevention and amputations atypical/ life threatening

Skin and Soft tissue Infections
Objectives:

  • Assess the relevance of skin and soft tissue infections to chronic wound care
  • Reflect on the different spectra of illness in high and low-income countries
  • Develop an approach to the management of necrotizing soft-tissue infections

FACULTY

Director

R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med) (Derm), MACP, FAAD, MEd, MAPWCA
Professor of Public Health and Medicine
Course Director, IIWCC & Wound Prevention & Care, MScCH
Dalla Lana School of public Health , UofT
Past President, World Union of Wound Healing Societies (2008-12)

Co-Directors

Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, WOCN, FAPWCA, FAAN (USA), International Co-director
President, Ayello, Harris & Associates, Inc
Faculty, Excelsior College, School of Nursing
Senior Adviser, The John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Ernest S. Chiu, MD, FACS
Director and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery,
Helen and Martin  Kimmel Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Healing Centre
Institute of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, NYU
Langone Medical Center, New York, New York, USA

Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, DAPWCA
Nurse Specialist, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, USA

Kim Glassman, PhD, RN
Chief Nursing Officer; NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, USA

Daniel K. O'Neill, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, NYU
Langone Medical Center, New York, USA

Hiske Smart, MA, RN, PGDip(UK)
IIWCC-ZA Course Coordinator, South Africa
President; Wound Healing Association of South Africa

Laurie Goodman, RN, BA, MHScN
IIWCC-CAN Course Coordinator, Canada
Advanced Practice Nurse & Wound Care Educator
Director, Mississauga Halton Wound Initiative
The Toronto Regional Wound Healing Clinic

Gulnaz Tariq, RN, BSN, PGDip(Pak),
IIWCC-UAE Course Coordinator, United Arab Emirates

COURSE FACULTY

Podiatry
Mariam Botros, DCh

Education/Pharmacy
Debra Sibbald, BScPhm, MA, PhD

Epidemiology/Research
Gail Woodbury, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Dermatology/Medicine
Afsaneh Alavi, MD, FRCPC (Derm)
Catherine Cheung, MD, FRCPC
R. Gary Sibbald, BSc, MD, FRCPC (Med) (Derm), MACP, FAAD, MEd, MAPWCA

Infectious Disease
Stephan Landis, MD, FRCPC

Nursing
Elizabeth Ayello, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN
Wendy Budin, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Patricia Coutts, RN
Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, DAPWCA
Kim Glassman, PhD, RN
Laurie Goodman, RN, BA, MHScN
Sarah Lebovits, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CWOCN, DAPWCA
Hiske Smart, MA, RN, PG Dip(UK)
Gulnaz Tariq, RN, BSN, PG Dip(Pak)

Plastic Surgery
Ernest S. Chiu, MD, FACS

Physician Assistant
Lisa Draghi, BS, RPA-c

Rehabilitation
Linda Norton, OT Reg. (ONT), MScCH
Angela Stolfi, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

Surgery (Vascular, General, Trauma, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine)
Brian Ostrow, MD, FRCPC
Frank L. Ross, MD, FACS
Gregory Weir, MD
Todd Berland, MD, FACS
Omar Bholat, MD

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

Sheila Green
IIWCC Logistic Coordinator
WoundPedia
 
Patrycja Fraser (Skotniczna)
IIWCC Logistic Coordinator
WoundPedia
Email: iiwccmodules@gmail.com
 

REGISTRATION 2017-2018

 

*** Please Note: There will NOT be an IIWCC-USA for the year of 2017-18.

We apologize for the inconvenience. ***

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The International Inter-professional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) is designed for wound care specialists with some education and experience: physicians, nurses, and other health professionals in the wound care field or related industry.

The IIWCC-UAE is a 12-month course, offered in partnership with the University of Toronto. The goal is to provide a comprehensive educational experience for wound care specialists and to translate new knowledge into practice.

  • Two mandatory Residential Weekends  (4 days each)
  • Fourteen self-study modules- nine required to complete: 5 Faculty Chosen (F), 4 Student Chosen (S)
  • A selective related to course content interpreted/ presented to class members and a written report that is translated to each student's day-to-day activities

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Goal: To train persons from any professional discipline who are delivering wound care practice to provide scientific grounding in the elements of wound healing science, establish interdisciplinary wound healing provision as a field of specialty and to translate new knowledge into practice

Objectives: Participants will

1    Assess and critically review wound care literature in key subject areas

2    Integrate wound care principles by a self-directed learning program formulated with a selective proposal

3    Demonstrate the application of best practices by developing a selective related to the learner’s everyday activities

4    Simulate clinical practice with small groups an patient problem solving

 TARGET AUDIENCE

This program is designed for wound care clinicians with some training and experience to start advancing towards a Masters degree in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies University of Stellenbosch. Our objective is to recruit a mix of physicians, nurses and other health professionals working in the field or in related industry. All coursework is to be submitted electronically and candidates are expected to be computer and internet proficient in order to comply with this course prerequisite.

QUALIFICATIONS

If you do not have a health professional degree, a letter from your employer stating that you have five years of wound care experience must be attached to this application together with all applicable courses already completed in the field. Entry into MScCH after completion of the IIWCC is subjected to university admission criteria.

WHY ATTEND THE IIWCC

  • Certificate of completion from University of Toronto/ CME accreditation from Haad
  • Pre-selected readings by faculty
  • Comprehensive therapeutic strategies
  • Training to be an educator
  • Small group inter-professional collaboration
  • Hands-on patient care demonstrations
  • Information on new products and services
  • Connect with international key opinion leaders
  • Networking with colleagues, old and new
  • Can be used as a credit towards the MScCH Program at UofT Graduate Studies

First Residential Weekend: April 25 – 28, 2016
Second Residential Weekend: March, 2017- TBA

Registration for the IIWCC 2016-17 will begin August 1st, 2015

For registration please email: iiwcc.ae2@gmail.com
or call Gulnaz +971-50-825-1962

**Space is limited, register early

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This 12-month course in conjunction with the University of Toronto (Canada) consists of two 4-day compulsory residential weekends, fourteen self-study themes, and a selective related to each registrant's day-to-day activities.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

To train persons from any professional discipline who are delivering wound care in practice to provide scientific grounding in the elements of wound healing science, establish interdisciplinary wound healing provision as a field of specialty and to translate new knowledge into practice.

Participants will:

  1. Assess and critically review wound care literature in key subject areas.
  2. Integrate wound care principles by a self-directed learning program formulated with a selective proposal.
  3. Demonstrate the application of best practices by developing a selective related to the learner's everyday activities.
  4. Simulate clinical practice with small groups and patient problem solving.
  5. Reflect on current practice and implement best evidence to facilitate practice advances.

 TARGET AUDIENCE

This program is designed for wound care clinicians with some training and experience to start advancing towards a Masters degree in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies University of Stellenbosch. Our objective is to recruit a mix of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals working in the field or in related industry. All coursework is to be submitted electronically and candidates are expected to be computer and internet proficient in order to comply with this course pre-requisite.

QUALIFICATIONS

If you do not have a health professional degree, a letter from your employer stating that you have five years of wound care experience must be attached to this application together with all applicable courses already completed in the field. Entry into MScCH after completion of the IIWCC is subjected to University admission criteria.

REGISTRATION 2015-2016

First Residential Weekend:  January, 2015-TBA
Second Residential Weekend: January, 2016-TBA

For registration please contact Hiske Smart at iiwcc@woundhealing.co.za

MScCH: Wound Prevention and Care (WPC)

Wound Prevention and Care (Parts 1 and 2) are part of the required courses for the Masters of Science in Community Health. Clinicians from a variety of professional disciplines need the skills to convey new approaches effectively to their colleagues and students. If you would like a degree overview or more information, visit Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto website:
http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/degree-information/mscch-wound-prevention-and-care-wpc
or contact the Program Lead, Dr. Gary Sibbald, at gary.sibbald@utoronto.ca

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