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Interprofessional Education

The Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing in conjunction with the College of Pharmacy has developed an interprofessional sequence that creates opportunities for students to learn about, from and with each other. Training future healthcare providers to work together in interprofessional teams will enhance their future patient outcomes. All our interprofessional events are designed to meet the core competencies of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative. Below is a sampling of various events available to students: 

 

First Year Graduate Student Interprofessional Event

Students take part in a marshmallow challenge during an IPE eventFirst year graduate students from occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, and pharmacy are introduced to interprofessional education, practice and core competencies using group team building activities. They work together on a case focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the team members. This is followed by an interprofessional panel of health care professionals that augments the discussion.

 

Second Year Poverty Case

Undergraduate and graduate students from the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing and College of Pharmacy participate in an event that emphasizes teamwork and values/ethics. Participants continue to learn about the roles and responsibilities of other disciplines as it applies to a case. They work together on the PlaySpent simulation and determine how their priorities/interventions change based on the social challenges of this case.

 

Second Year Graduate Student Interprofessional Event

Students have a discussion at a tableSecond year students from occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, and pharmacy are brought together again for an event that focuses on communication and understanding each other’s professional language. They explore how poor communication can lead to medical errors. The students learn from each other around a patient case where they have to interpret other disciplines’ notes, identify the medical error, determine why it happened and how it could have been prevented..

 

Interprofessional Education End-of-Life Simulation

Students comforting a person who is grieving the loss of a loved oneThis end-of-life simulation includes students from occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work and nursing. It is designed for the students to work together to deal with a challenging patient/family situation around end-of-life issues. The use of specially trained patient actors provides a high degree of realism for the students. This is a culminating interprofessional education experience requiring them to use all the skills of the core competencies.

 

 

Other Interprofessional Education Opportunities

Numerous other interprofessional opportunities are available to the student involving different disciplines, exposing students to a wide variety of professional team members in the care of their patients.

  • Student working with children in GuatemalaAcute care simulations-PT/OT
  • Go Baby Go- OT/Biomedical engineering
  • Medical Service trip (multidisciplinary)
  • Spirituality and Occupational Wellness events (multidisciplinary)
  • Poverty Simulation