Nexus Fair - Resource Exchanges
The Nexus Fair is a 90-minute interactive learning environment that facilitates synergy among initiatives and organizations. Resource Exchange Stations are table-top presentations, and a unique opportunity to engage with interprofessional tools, educational modules, or other practical resources pertaining to practice and education. More than an exhibit hall, the Nexus Fair is “networking with a purpose,” and provides attendees a forum to share resources with colleagues and make powerful connections.

 

 
Applying the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) to Interprofessional Education: Advancing Collaboration to Improve the Oral Health of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Project overview: An interprofessional team of educators (dental, medicine, public health, and psychology) embarked on a multi-year “proof of concept” project to apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework and develop an IPE intervention to promoting collaborative care for children with special health care needs (SHCN). Using continuous quality improvement cycles, the team produced a set of educational materials that teach interprofessional learners to apply the basic concepts of a functionally based assessment method. This unique IPE model…
Collaborative Learning for Integrating Primary Care and Behavioral Health
Working across state agencies, the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Human Services are engaging primary care and behavioral health providers to redefine health and redesign care. At the center of this process is creating a collaborative learning environment where providers and their partners continually improve to deliver whole person care by integrating across primary care, behavioral health, and social services. Participants at this interactive “show and tell” learning session will enhance knowledge and skills for: • Identifying integrated learning topics for whole…
Continuing Collaboration: Resources to Further Reflection and Learning from the Nexus Conference
Many times we leave a conference inspired and wanting to use the new tools in our tool box. However, how many times do we come back to our work settings and re-enter our routines feeling busy and soon losing sight of our new-found tools? This presentation will focus on simple, user friendly tools that CIPER provides as an online resource- connecting you to tools that work with your schedule. During the session, our Resource Exchange will provide members of our team who can help participants: - Connect you to online tools to be used for your professional development as well as to share with…
Cultivating Dynamic Interprofessional Competency and Communication Skills Among Health Professionals to Optimize Aging
Beginning in the fall of 2017, a team consisting of one occupational therapy faculty, one physical therapy faculty, and one professional from the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) implemented an interprofessional experience (IPE) for Occupational and Physical therapy students in an assisted living facility. The experience includes orientation and guided communication for the IPE teams prior to an onsite experience with the assigned assisted living facility resident. The teams observed one another complete profession specific assessments and conducted a care…
Hospital Based Massage Therapy Competencies, developed through a survey of 37 hospitals. These competencies describe what a massage therapist should know and be able to do to practice safely in the hospital environment.
Introduction: As massage therapy experiences a resurgence of use for hospitalized patients, it is appropriate to consider the competencies needed by practitioners to practice safely and effectively in the inpatient setting. Hospitals differ vastly from other massage practice locations such as private offices, spas, and sports clubs. The variety of conditions encountered in an acute care setting requires knowledge and ability to adapt massage protocols appropriately. Objectives: The Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH) created the Hospital Based Massage Therapy (HBMT) Task…
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Competencies and Refugee Health Care: Online Clinical Learning Modules
Project overview: The Teaching Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s America (TTSTA) project offered an innovative, interprofessional, culturally responsive approach to improving access to and quality of primary care for local refugee populations, while educating health providers and students for collaborative practice environments. Our interprofessional project team developed and tested two online clinical learning modules for asynchronous learning, titled: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) Competencies, and Refugee Culture and Health Resource and outcomes: The online TTSTA modules…
Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Partnership Between Pharmacy and Dentistry
This project focuses on an interprofessional education and collaborative practice partnership between the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (SOD) and the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy (COP). The University Of Minnesota School Of Dentistry provides oral healthcare services to patients through a range of clinics, including the School’s Comprehensive Care Clinics (Clinics) and through several innovative outreach programs, providing services to underserved populations and a large, diverse, metro and rural patient population. The Interprofessional team in this project…
Interprofessional Student Teams Health Assessments for Refugees: Lessons Learned as Principal Investigator/Project Director
This project “Idaho Senior Refugee Interprofessional Holistic Health Project”, funded by the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention Program: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Award No. 1 UD7HP28528-01-00 was a four year project with interprofessional student teams delivering health assessments to the refugee population. The presentation will discuss the lessons learned while serving as project director, including strategies that worked and strategies that could be enhanced for student, preceptor, interpreter, and faculty involvement to facilitate overall student…
Learning About the Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Team Development Program (T3 Program)
The national Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Team Development Training Program (“T3 Program”) addresses the growing, national need for trained health professions: faculty, clinicians, and staff members from all professions, to lead interprofessional (IPE) efforts and promote team-based care. Hosted by three university sites around the country: the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), and the University of Texas at UT Austin (Austin, TX). The 3.5-day, interactive program uses team science and LEAN project management strategies to develop…
Leveraging simulation to create comparably-effective interprofessional learning experiences for distance education students in the healthcare professions: moving the F-2-F case study to an online simulation
Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) and effective teaming in healthcare is built on many attributes that are commonly fostered through face-to-face (F-2-F) interactions in the workplace. However, it is common for clinicians going back to school for advanced degrees to seek online, distance education programs. Can these programs provide online activities that effectively promote IPC? Educational simulation for online post-professional healthcare professions students poses a unique challenge when university centers for simulation and innovation are historically geared to prepare pre-license…
Maternal Mortality through a Health Literacy Lens
Few studies have looked at the effect of health literacy (ability of people to understand and use health information) on maternal morbidity and mortality. A woman's ability to use discharge information may depend on the large volume given, culture, degree of sleep deprivation, physical and emotional changes, possible side effects of medicine and low health literacy. Instructions may be too complex and lack cultural sensitivity. This project was based on a two-phase study focusing on the health literacy of postpartum education. In the first phase of the study, current postnatal education…
Podcasting by Design: From Confabbing to Learning - A Guide to Making Your Podcast a Valuable and Practical Resource
Project overview: The Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CAIPER) at Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, put out an interprofessional health podcast: CAIPER Confabs. Our podcast team will be providing a dynamic and interactive venue for individuals from across the education and practice spectrums to learn from the design and creation of learning materials derived from podcast episodes. Participants will explore the potential benefits and barriers to the implementation of podcasts as professional development for all…
Strategies for Expanding Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environments within the Midwest Interprofessional Education and Research Center
Project Overview: The Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) is a regional inter-institutional infrastructure created to infuse interprofessional education and collaborative practice across disciplines, learning institutions, and clinical settings to provide safe, quality care to individuals, their families, and communities. As part of the infrastructure, a model was developed to guide the Initiative emphasizing the World Health Organization’s [WHO] (2010), definition of interprofessional education and collaborative practice, the core competencies of the…
Telehealth, What's New, What's Changed and What Does It Mean for Interprofessional Practice
Consistent with the Triple Aim for Healthcare of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Telehealth offers the potential to improve equity of access to health services in a cost-effective manner, resulting in better care, better health, and lower costs. Historically, Medicare Part B covered only certain services, like office visits and consultations, provided using an interactive 2-way telecommunication system (with real-time audio and video) by a distant site practitioner with a rural originating site beneficiary. However, Telehealth services have been expanded under federal law…
The Preceptor’s Guide to the Nexus: Supporting the Role of Preceptors in Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
Project overview: Health systems are faced with a dual challenge of “optimizing learning and patient care”, while preparing health professions learners for interprofessional, integrated team-based care and collaboration (NCICLE, 2019, p. 4). Clinical preceptors occupy an important space at the nexus between interprofessional education and collaborative practice, but most were trained in a specific discipline with traditional roles and chains of command, and learned how to practice in teams through “example, trial, and error” (Kennedy, 2018, p. 7). As a result, health professions learners…
University at Buffalo Microcredential in Interprofessional Education:Skills you need. Proof you have them.
Micro-credentials, including digital badges, are increasingly used to demonstrate mastery of knowledge or skill that is smaller than that of a degree or formal certificate program. The University at Buffalo IPE leadership team has developed a comprehensive program with students from 12 health professions programs learning from, with, and about each other at the foundational, immersive, and entry-to practice levels. The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) Micro-credential Program provides UB health professions students with learning experiences to develop the Interprofessional…