Elizabeth Ann Ayello
Ayello, Harris and Associates, Inc.
Senior Adviser


World Council of Enterostomal Therapists Journal, (WCET)
(Available from Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins)
& Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, APRN,BC, CWOCN, FAAN
"I recommend Wound Care Essentials:Practice Principles to every professional who is
involved in Wound Care!"-Barbara Braden, PhD, RN, FAAN  

Co EDITOR in Chief

Advances in Skin & Wound Care
Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal Nursing 2017
Cuddigan,JE, Ayello, EA (2004). Treating Severe Pressure Ulcers in the Home Setting: Faster Healing and Lower Cost with Air Fluidized Therapy (AFT). The Remington Report
May-June 6-10
Ayello, EA, Dowsett, C, Schultz, GS, Sibbald, RG, Falanga, V, Harding, K, Romanelli, M, Stacey, M, VanScheidt, W. (2004) Time Heals all Wounds. Nursing2004 34(4):36-41
Ayello, EA, Cuddigan JE. (2004) Conquer Chronic Wounds with Wound Bed Preparation. The Nurse Practitioner 29(3):8-27
Ayello, EA, Cuddigan JE. (2004)Debridement Controlling the Necrotic/Cellular Burden. Advances in Skin & Wound Care 17(2):66-75
Ayello, EA, Cuddigan JE. (2004)Jump Start the Healing Process. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy 1(2):18-26
CMS - Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal Nursing 2004
For information about Pressure Ulcers assessment see my Pressure Ulcer Assessment tool which was published
in the October issue of NURSING 96
Alumni Board of Director for the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel E Mail NPUAP
President NPUAP 1999
Secretary NPUAP 1997
ChairPerson of the Personnel Committee NPUAP 1997
ChairPerson of the Task Force Stage I Pressure Ulcers & Darkly Pigmented Skin NPUAP 1996-98
To learn more about the work of the Task Force see the article:
"Draft Definition of Stage I Pressure Ulcers:     Inclustion of Persons with Darkly Pigmented Skin"
ADVANCES IN WOUND CARE 10(5):16-19, 1997
Site Principle Investigator, New York site, Program for the Advancement of Cronic Wound Care,
Yale University from 2002 to 2004.
Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Adult Nursing Sciences,
New York University from 1991 to 2004.
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Sibbald, R.G.,  Goodman, L., Woo, K.Y., Krasner, D.L., Smart, H., Tariq, G., Ayello, E.A., Burrell, R.E., Keast, D.H., Mayer, D., Norton, L. Salcido, R. (2011). Special
consideration in wound bed preparation 2011: An update. Advances in Skin and Wound Care. 24(9):415-36, quiz 437-8.
Kahane, D, Tsui, S.M., O’Neill, D.K., Cuff, G., Ayello, E.A., Stella, D., Brem, H. (2011). Wound characteristics and healing: a pictorial journey- pressure ulcers (in English and
Chinese). WCET, 31(3)12-14
Ayello, E.A., (2011).  Changing systems, changing cultures: Reducing pressure ulcers in hospitals. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.  37(3):12-122
Sibbald, R.G.,  Ayello, E.A., (2010). Using consensus to build wound care evidence: The story of SCALE. Advances in Skin and Wound Care. 23(12):536-537.
Fife, C.E., Yankowsky, K.W., Ayello, E.A. , Capitulo, K.L. Fowler, E., Krasner, D.L., Mulder, G., Sibbald, R.G. (2010).  Legal issues in the care of pressure ulcer patients: Key
concepts for healthcare Providers- A consensus paper from the International Expert Wound Care Adviosry Panel© Advances in Skin and Wound Care.23(11):493-495, 496-507.
Flattau A, Ayello, E.A. (2010).  Wound Care and Skin Ulcers.FP Essentials™E, Edition No.377, AAFP Home Study. Leawood, KS:American Academy of Family Physicians,
October 2010.
Ayello, E.A., Levine, J.M. Roberson, S, (2010).  CMS Updates on MDS 3.0 Section M: Skin Conditions-Change in coding of blister pressure ulcers. Advances in Skin and Wound
Care. 23(9):394,396-7.
Levine, J.M. Roberson, S, Ayello, E.A. (2010).  Essentials of MDS 3.0, Section M, Skin Conditions. ASWC 23(6):273-284; quiz 285-6.
Roberson, S, Ayello, E.A. , Levine, J.(2010).  Clarification of pressure ulcer staging in long-term care under MDS 2.0. ASWC 23(5):206-210.
American Professional Wound Care Association.  Kravitz, S, Krasner, D.L., Ayello, E.A. McGuire, J., Sibbald, R.G., Smith, A.O. Unger, P., Woo, K., Woodbury, G. (2010).
SELECT: Evaluation and Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines. A Guidance Document  from the American Professional Wound Care Association.  Advances in Skin and
Wound Care. 23(4):161-168.
Ayello, E.A.  Gray, M.(2010). Networking in a global community. JWOCN. 37(2): 138.
Lyder, C.H., Krasner, D.L., Ayello, E.A. (2010). Clarification from the American Nures Association on the nurse’s role in pressure ulcer staging. Advances in Skin and Wound
Care. 23(1):8,10.
Woo, K.Y. Sibbald, R.G., Ayello, E.A. Coutts, P.M., Garde, D.E. (2009). Peristomal skin complications and management. Advances in Skin and Wound Care. 22(11):522-32; quiz
Ayello, E.A. , Leask Capitulo, K., Fife, C.E., Fowler, R., Krasner, D.L., Mulder, G., Sibbald, R.G., Yankowsky, K.W. (2009).  Legal issues in the care of pressure ulcer patients”
Key concepts for healthcare providers – A consensus paper from the International Expert Wound Care Advisory Panel. WCET 29(1):8-22.
Lyder, C.H., Ayello, E.A. (2009).  An annual checkup-One year after the implementation of the CMS present on admission and pressure ulcers. Advances in Skin and Wound Care.
22(10):476-84;quiz 485-6.
Ayello, E.A. , Sibbald, R.G., Woo, K.Y. (2009).  Health care systems: What are the current problems? OWM Supplement. 23, April 2009.
Woo, K.Y. Sibbald, R.G., Ayello, E.A. (2009). Wound edge effect. OWM Supplement. 21-22, April 2009.
Sibbald, R.G., Woo, K.Y., Ayello, E.A. (2009). M- Moisture balance. OWM Supplement. 19-20 April 2009.
Sibbald, R.G., Woo, K.Y., Ayello, E.A. (2009). I-Infection and inflammation. OWM Supplement. 15-18,April 2009.
Woo, K.Y. Sibbald, R.G., Ayello, E.A. (2009). D- Debridement. OWM Supplement. 13-14, April 2009.
Sibbald, R.G., Woo, K.Y., Ayello, E.A. (2009). Healing chronic wounds: DIM before DIME can help. OWM Supplement. 12, April 2009.
Ayello, E.A. , Sibbald, R.G.(2009).  USA report card: A tally of current wound care practices. OWM Supplement. 4-6. April 2009.
Ayello, E.A. (2009).  The TIME principles of wound bed preparation. Advances in Skin and Wound Care.  22(Supplement 1):3-5
Ayello, E.A. , Lyder, C.H.(2009).  Initiative-based pressure ulcer care strategies. CMS Solutions. Supplement t LWW publications. 16-19, 22. June 2009.
Tomic-Canic, M., Ayello, E.A., Stojadinovic, O, Golinko, M.S., Brem, H. (2008).  Using gene transcription patterns (Bar coding scans) to guide wound debridement and healing.
Advances in Skin and Wound Care.  21(10):487-492
Ayello, E.A., Lyder, C.H.. (2008).  A new era of pressure ulcer accountability in acute care.  Advances in Skin and Wound Care.  21(3):134-142
Cuddigan, J, Ayello, E.A., Black, J. Saving heels in critically ill patients. (2008). WCET 28(2):16-24.


                                                 NYU Langone Nursing is hosted the IIWCC in NYC July 26 - 30, 2017.

Created in 1999, the IIWCC year-long course 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 (US) 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 healthcare 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.

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

An Accredited Course
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.

Course Overview
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.  

NYU Langone Medical Center
(IIWCC-NYU) 30th class of the
IIWCC worldwide  Co-Sponsored by Department
of Nursing,
NYU Langone Medical Center &
Dalla Lana School of Public Health,
University of Toronto (U of T)
Accredited through the Office
of Continuing Education and
Professional Development, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Toronto
Class of 2016-2017
Faculty Chosen (F): All 5 Modules
• Diabetic Foot Ulcers – (F)
• Education and Health Care Systems – (F)
• Leg Ulcers – (F)
• Pressure Ulcers – (F)
• Wound Bed Preparation – (F)
Student Chosen (S): Any 4 of 9 Modules
• Burns/Trauma – (S)
• Health Care Delivery – (S)
• Inflammation and Infection – (S)
• Lymphedema – (S)
• Maintenance/Non-Healing Wounds – (S)
• Post-surgical Wounds – (S)
• Skin and Peri-stomal/Peri-wound – (S)
• Skin and Soft Tissue Infections – (S)
• Translational Research Design – (S)
2016-2017 IIWCC Price List
Industry Employed $6000.00
Physician $4500.00
Nurse & Allied Health $3000.00
Student (full time) $1500.00
Please note that all prices are in US Dollars,
and are subject to applicable taxes.
Teams when registering together + group
selective – Contact us directly for discount
Healthcare Team Participant + 1, receive 20%
off each person.
Healthcare Team Participant + 2, receive 30%
off each person.
IIWCC 2016-2017
The First Residential Weekend
August 11-14, 2016
The Second Residential Weekend
Summer 2017
50 CMEs awarded after completion of course
CEUs will be awarded
NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue
New York, New York, USA 10016
Registration for the
International Interprofessional Wound
Care Course will begin February 1, 2016
For online registration please visit:
Space is limited, register early

For more information:
email Patricia Skotniczna at
First Announcement
IIWCC Overview
The International Interprofessional Wound Care
Course (IIWCC) is designed for wound care
specialists with prior education and experience:
physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals
in the wound care field related industry.
The IIWCC is a 12-month course, offered in
partnership with the University of Toronto.
The objective is to provide a comprehensive
educational experience for wound care specialists
and to translate new knowledge into practice.
• Two core (mandatory) residential weekends
(4 days each)
• Fourteen self-study modules (see modules list)–
nine required to complete: 5 Faculty Chosen (F),
4 Student Chosen (S)
• A selective is written and presented to class
members. The selective is related to course
content translated from each students’ practice.
Participant Objectives
• Assess and critically review wound care
literature in key subject areas
(residential weekends, modules)
• Integrate wound care principles by a
self-directed learning program formulated
with a learning contract
• Demonstrate the application of best
practices by developing a selective related to
the learner’s everyday activities
This is not a basic course; therefore, participants
must have a health professional degree or provide
proof of relevant skin and wound care experience.
R. Gary Sibbald, B.Sc, MD, M.Ed, D.Sc (Hons),
Professor of Public Health and Medicine; Program
Wound Prevention & Care, MScCH; Dalla Lana
School of Public
Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada;
Clinical Editor,
Advances in Skin and Wound Care
Elizabeth A. Ayello, PhD, RN, ETN, ACNS-BC,
IIWCC course coordinator NYU, New York, NY;
Faculty, Excelsior
College, School of Nursing; Clinical Editor, Advances
in Skin and
Wound Care; Senior Adviser, The John A. Hartford
Institute for
Geriatric Nursing, NYU, New York, NY
Barbara Delmore, PhD, RN, CWCN, DAPWCA,
Program Manager, Wound and Ostomy Nursing
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Kim Glassman, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Senior Vice President Patient Care Services and Chief
Officer, NYU

Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Ernest S. Chiu, MD, FACS
Director and Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery,
and Martin Kimmel Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound
Center; Institute of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, NYU
Langone Medical Center New York, NY USA
Daniel K. O’Neill, MD
Associate Director, Adult Offsite Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of
Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care and Pain Medicine,
Langone Medical Center
Course Adjunct Resources
Hiske Smart, MA, RN, PGDip (UK), IIWCC-CAN
IIWCC course coordinator, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Laurie Goodman, RN, BA, MHScN, IIWCC-CAN
IIWCC course coordinator, Toronto, Canada
Gulnaz Tariq, RN, BSN, PG Dip (Pak), IIWCC-IR
IIWCC course coordinator, United Arab Emirates
Why Attend the IIWCC
• Certificate of completion from University of
Toronto / NYU Langone Medical Center
• Connect with international key opinion leaders
• Readings pre-selected by faculty
• Small group interprofessional collaboration
• Hands-on patient care demonstrations
• Comprehensive therapeutic strategies
• Networking with colleagues old and new
• Information on new products and services
• Training to be an educator (key opinion leader)The
course faculty represents the following
Physician groups:
• Anesthesia
• Dermatology
• Infectious Disease
• Medicine
• Podiatry
• Surgery (General, Trauma, Plastic, Vascular,
and Hyperbaric)
• Administration
• Education
• Research
• Wound and Ostomy
• Physical and Occupational Therapy
There are over 1000 graduates of the IIWCC.
This community and network of wound care
specialists have been advancing and changing
the practice and patient care outcomes of wound
care at the local, national, and global level for
almost 20 years.
A complete list of faculty will be announced at a
later date.
International Interprofessional Wound Care Course
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