ST. JOSEPH, Mich: National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO) announced today, the launch of a new credential, NWCC (Nutrition Wound Care Certified). NWCC is a specialized certification for the Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) involved in wound care.
The Nutrition Wound Care Certified RD/RDN is a key team member of the wound care team who understands both the underlying causes of wounds and how to support the patient with timely Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to optimize wound healing.

"We are very excited to offer this new credential to thousands of Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietitian Nutritionists working with wound care patients. NWCC certification validates the knowledge of candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and successfully pass the NWCC board certification exam. The addition of NWCC, brings our certification offering to five (5) distinct wound and ostomy credentials," said Cindy Broadus, Executive Director NAWCO.

NWCC certification was officially introduced today to all attendees of the Wild on Woundsâ„  (WOW) National Wound Conference in Las Vegas, NV. NWCC certification will be available starting in January 2018.

National nutrition experts, Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND and Liz Friedrich, MPH, RDN, CSG, LDN, NWCC, FAND are among the first Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to achieve NWCC certification.

(Posted on 11 October 2017, 1669950785 44O200O169O3)