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HMP’s Why Wound Care?™ Initiative Launches Web Portal for Medical Students

April 9, 2018

MALVERN, PA (April 9, 2018) – In an effort to further prepare medical professionals about the proper management and treatment of patients with wounds, HMP, a leading healthcare event and education company, today announced the launch of a new web portal designed exclusively for medical students as part of its Why Wound Care? (WWC) initiative. 

Created in 2015, the Why Wound Care? initiative informs medical and nursing students, recent graduates, and faculty about rewarding careers in wound care while offering educational resources to supplement current academic curricula where wound care education may be limited.

With the development of the new portal, medical students and faculty now have access to the following complimentary, evidence-based wound care resources: 

  • Sixteen video modules covering the fundamentals of wound care, including Burns, Surgical Wound Closure, Wound Epidemiology, Pressure Injuries, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Atypical Wounds, Wound Infections, and more
  • Downloadable PDF’s of all 25 chapters of Chronic Wound Care: The Essentials e-Book, the “gold standard” of wound care textbooks
  • Information about other continuing education resources, including wound care conferences and medical journals

“The launch of the medical student portal greatly expands the scope of our Why Wound Care? initiative,” said Peter Norris, executive vice president, HMP. “Three years ago, we introduced WWC to nursing students. Since then, the portal has become a go-to source of free wound care content with thousands of visitors accessing modules and other materials. With the addition of the medical student portal, we are able to extend the reach of wound care education to new audiences to ultimately help improve the care of patients who suffer from acute or chronic wounds.”  

The WWC medical student advisory board—comprised of 16 world-class wound care physician specialists affiliated with some of the top medical schools in the U.S., including Harvard, Penn, Stanford, Columbia, Miami, and Georgetown—contributed to the development of the materials. 

“This project represents our opportunity to give back to future generations of medical students,” said Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD, Chair and Harvey Blank Professor, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and chair, WWC medical student advisory board. “For more than 30 years, I’ve had the good fortune to practice wound care, conduct research, and educate students, residents, and fellows as a faculty member at the University of Miami. Wound care will only receive increased attention in clinical practice due to the aging population and the rising incidences of Diabetes Mellitus and obesity. Medical students now have an excellent resource by which to learn more about wound care to either better educate themselves about evidence-based treatment and management of chronic wounds, or to consider becoming a practicing wound care physician.” 

To learn more about Why Wound Care?, or to take advantage of these free resources, please visit whywoundcare.com. 

About HMP

HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant, the monthly, award-winning journal relied upon by primary care providers; Psych Congress, the largest independent mental health meeting in the U.S.; EMS World Expo, North America's largest EMT and paramedic event; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. HMP is supported by its lead investor, Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE). For more information, visit hmpglobal.com.