Interprofessional Advanced Wound Care Workshop for Medical and Nursing graduates

Manipal College of Nursing in collaboration with Coloplast India organized a one-day Interprofessional Advanced Wound Care workshop for Medical and Nursing students of Manipal Academy of Higher Education on 22nd June 2022 at the CCEID department, Health Sciences Library.

Dr. Judith A Noronha, Dean, MCON, welcomed the august gathering and also made an opening remark about the progress of the Academy in carrying out unique activities and making a pathway program towards training health sciences students for greater impact and strengthening the center.

 Dr Elsa Sanatombi Devi, coordinator and convener presented the glimpses of the IP Advanced Wound care and also the journey towards having a center collaboratively coordinated and support that can keep sustainability in the medical and nursing graduates’ training. She also highlighted the opportunity for R&D and Post Doc fellow invitation and having an Artificial Intelligence (AI) corporation in the area of wound assessment innovatively. Long term goal of the IP Advanced wound care aims to incorporate the same module into the medical and nursing curriculum.

Dr. Anice George, Professor & Head Research and Collaboration highlighted the clinical experience that worked with multiple health professionals very cohesively that needed an emphasis today with the super-specialty setting in. Learning from and about each other’s professional roles and responsibilities are prime in today’s world of patient-centered care.

Dr Kirshnananda Prabhu, Associate Dean, KMC, MAHE Manipal the chief d the day address emphasized training students collaboratively for quality practice. Having a tailored mandatory training program will enhance students’ practice to a large extent. This unique thought of Manipal Coloplast Wound Academy is a greater pathway to balance students’ competencies.

Dr. Bhaskar Azad, National Clinical Manager, Coloplast India shared his one-year training experience at Manipal and the amazing success journey. He briefed about the many opportunities in the area of wound management and extensions Coloplast would want to work upon with the extension MoU. Supporting training facilities and capacity building on IP Wound Care for medical and nursing graduates will take its new leap into the upcoming yearlong training sessions.

Various sessions on aspects of wound care were delivered by Dr. Joseph Thomas, Dr. Peralam Yegneswaran Prakash, Mr. Suman Paul, Dr. Ashwath M Acharya, Dr Vishal Shanbhag, Mrs. Clarita Shynal Martis, Mr Prasannakumara, Ms. Effienia Daroibha Wahlang, Dr. Elsa Sanatombi DevI, Dr Bhaskar Azad and Mr Suman Paul.

Mr Prasannakumara and the II Year MSc nursing students demonstrated live varied dressing techniques. A total of 26 students took part in the workshop which included nine MBBS interns and 15 nursing students.