Skills-Based Workshops

Learn With Purpose

Skills-based workshops are 90-minute active-learning sessions where attendees will gain actionable knowledge that pushes their interprofessional education further. At the workshops, attendees will be taught specific skills and/or competencies needed to go beyond IPE pilot models, create power teams for more effective and efficient care, and move their education and practice vision into action.

Monday, Aug 19, 10:15 - 11:15 am

Capitalizing on Teachable Moments in Interprofessional Education
Theme: Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
Workshop Description: The goal to prepare healthcare professionals to communicate and collaborate effectively across professions is widely endorsed, but achieving this goal in real time in the clinical learning environment requires educators who can skillfully coach communication and collaboration on the fly, including addressing challenging issues such as group dynamics, hierarchy, and mutual respect. This workshop will provide participants with strategies and skills to identify and capitalize on interprofessional (IP) teachable moments across clinical, simulated and/or classroom settings.…
Monday, Aug 19, 10:15 - 11:15 am
Designing Innovative High Quality Foundational Interprofessional Curriculum That Meets Best Practice Accreditation Standards (Max 30 participants)
Theme: Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
Max 30 participants Learner Outcomes: This workshop is firmly anchored in the Nexus 2019 conference theme “Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation.” After participating in this workshop, participants will develop new knowledge and skills to help their home institutions, design innovative, high-quality foundational interprofessional educational curriculum. Specifically, participants will be able to: 1. Determine appropriate tools for student assessment; 2. Judge effective strategies for collaborating with clinical practice settings; 3. Design curriculum that meets the best…
Monday, Aug 19, 10:15 - 11:15 am
Giving Feedback: Transforming Self to Transform Others & Interprofessional Cultures
Theme: Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
Workshop Description:The role of feedback in teamwork is paradoxical. While feedback is a critical component of developing and sustaining teamwork, it is also one of the most uncomfortable responsibilities that we have as individual team members, educators, or leaders. Feedback conversations can stimulate higher levels of thinking, contribute to deeper learning, and impact future performance in teams. However, opportunities for developing, refining and evaluating such skills are few. This one-hour workshop will engage participants in deliberate practice learning how to give feedback in…
Monday, Aug 19, 10:15 - 11:15 am
Innovation in Clinical Team Training: Using Novel Distance Technology to Support Healthcare Teams Caring for Vulnerable Populations
Theme: Aligning Education and Practice for Workforce Transformation and Health System Change
Improving teamwork in busy practice teams calls for new training approaches. Our goal was to learn content and delivery preferences firsthand from primary care teams and co-create a training prototype to meet their needs. In interviews and focus groups, members of primary care teams identified learning priorities in the areas of patient engagement, teamwork and team wellbeing. Their preferred format was short, engaging, and immediately actionable. This workshop describes the co-creation, pilot testing and evaluation of a novel digital magazine approach to support teams and provide a training…
Monday, Aug 19, 10:15 - 11:15 am
Research in the Clinical Learning Environment: Strategies for Collaboration
Theme: Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
Although interprofessional education (IPE) continues to gain momentum in health professions’ classroom and simulated environments, interprofessional values taught at undergraduate and pre-professional levels are often lost once learners enter the clinical environment. Clinical learning shapes impressions about, attitudes toward, experience with, and acquisition of competencies necessary for interprofessional collaborative practice. It is where knowledge, thinking, and learning comes together and becomes situated for many learners, oftentimes indelibly imprinting future practice. Billet argued…
Monday, Aug 19, 10:15 - 11:15 am

Monday, Aug 19, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Case Writing for Interprofessional Learners
Theme: Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
Workshop Description:Case studies are a powerful learning tool for self-directed learning and exploration and can stimulate sharing ideas between individuals with different professional backgrounds. Both writing cases in an interprofessional team and analyzing cases in an interprofessional team provide an intensive teamwork experience. Case studies can also provide vital context to illustrate and humanize abstract concepts by including patient stories. Cases that address both individual patient circumstances and systemic issues in health care provide a rich base for learners to engage in a…
Monday, Aug 19, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Conducting a Concert (Collaborative Need-centered Education for Relational Team-building): A Patient- and Learner-centered Process Model Approach for Integrating Interprofessional Education into Clinical Practice
Theme: Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
Workshop Description:To create a collaborative practice-ready labor force, academia must facilitate student learning and assimilation of the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to function effectively in interprofessional team-based care models. However, organizing interprofessional education (IPE) experiences is a complex endeavor. Further, both IPE and patient-centered care (PCC) competencies are addressed conceptually in health care education but are not necessarily illuminated in general clinical training experiences. Thus, we created the CoNCERT Model with two objectives: 1) To…
Monday, Aug 19, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Creative Approaches for Integrating Patients/families and Community Members as Participants and Facilitators in Interprofessional Education Activities
Theme: Integrating Patients and Families in Interprofessional Practice and Education
Workshop Description:We will describe two examples of events (disabilities event and patient safety event) focused on patient-centered, interprofessional healthcare and shared decision-making that seek to broaden learner perspectives on disabilities and patient safety. Both events incorporate patients/families and community members in interprofessional activities. Presenters will discuss pre-event surveys and post-event feedback concerning how community inclusion led to engaging and successful learning experiences, including enhanced respect and value for shared decision-making. In the…
Monday, Aug 19, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Implementing an Interprofessional Workshop for Graduate Level Nursing and Medical & Pharmacy Residents to Promote Core Skills and Values in Team-based Outpatient Care
Theme: Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
Workshop Description:Interprofessional teamwork is a critical component of high quality and safe medical care (IOM, 2004; CLER, 2017), yet many graduate and post-graduate training programs struggle to incorporate interprofessional didactic experiences that specifically build team skills. Presenters will share their experience and outcomes over the past 5 years at the University of Minnesota in designing and implementing a required interprofessional workshop for trainees in pediatrics, medicine, family medicine, pharmacy, and nurse practitioner programs designed to help prepare a patient-…
Monday, Aug 19, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Interprofessional Professionalism (IPP) Tool Kit Application: Developing and Assessing Interprofessional Professionalism (IPP) Behaviors in Practice
Theme: Aligning Education and Practice for Workforce Transformation and Health System Change
Workshop Description:This workshop is targeted toward practitioners and clinical faculty. Participants will be introduced to the Interprofessional Professionalism (IPP) Tool Kit and the Interprofessional Professionalism Assessment (IPA). Throughout this interactive workshop, participants will be engaged in small groups to learn about and evaluate IPP behaviors by applying the IPA across six domains of professionalism behaviors (Communication, Respect, Altruism/Caring, Excellence, Ethics, and Accountability). Additionally, participants will assess the IPP behaviors and ratings of health…
Monday, Aug 19, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Strategies to Improve the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
Theme: Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
Workshop Description and Learning Objectives:1) Introductions and review of CLE measurement and optimization at Nebraska Medicine2) Using “Think-Pair-Share” to prompt individual reflection and feedback from near-peers regarding CLE measurement. Develop a shared mental model about what it means to measure the CLE through frame of reference training. Individual facilitators assigned to individual small groups. Participants write down an immediate next step on action plan worksheet. (Objective #1 and #3) 3) Provide example CLE data to participants who then use “Think-Pair-Share” to prompt…
Monday, Aug 19, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Monday, Aug 19, 2:15 - 3:15 pm

An Assessment Tool for Interprofessional Practice
Theme: Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
Workshop Description:During this workshop, we will demonstrate methods that optimize the interprofessional clinical learning environment (primary theme) by sharing an assessment tool that prioritizes patient and family integration in interprofessional practice (secondary theme). Interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) is essential to addressing the healthcare needs of the growing older adult population. Effective interprofessional (IP) practice models and team behavior assessment tools are needed to successfully implement IPCP. The Geriatric Interprofessional Teaching Clinic (GITC)…
Monday, Aug 19, 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Developing a Blueprint for Incorporating Clinical Environments into IPE
Theme: Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
Workshop Description:East Tennessee State University has successfully integrated clinical environments into its IPE curriculum, providing over 200 students from several different health professions training programs with first hand experiences in team based care. Seven partner sites host IPE groups comprised of entry-level students, providing opportunities to interact with members of the health care team, tour the active facility and interact with a patient. Our team will discuss how we navigated complex logistics and partnerships to build these experiences into our paradigm. Attendees will…
Monday, Aug 19, 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Interprofessional Education to Improve Diagnosis
Theme: Aligning Education and Practice for Workforce Transformation and Health System Change
Workshop Description: In efforts to address the problem of diagnostic error, the education of healthcare professionals is being re-envisioned. The landmark report from the National Academy of Medicine on Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare made two major suggestions: Improve education around diagnosis, and improve teamwork in the diagnostic process. In a project supported by the Macy Foundation, we have recently identified a set of 12 competencies that tie these two recommendations together, and if acquired, would promote diagnostic quality and safety. Six of these relate to individual…
Monday, Aug 19, 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Interprofessional Simulation Debriefings: Closing Performance Gaps in Teams
Theme: Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
Workshop Description:How do I debrief learners from other professions? How do I not single out one profession if a person did not do well in the simulation? Healthcare simulation has been increasingly adopted and integrated into curricula as an effective platform for IPE because of what we know in adult learning, experiential learning, deliberate practice, and feedback. Debriefing – the learning conversation post a simulation experience – is the heart of simulation. Faculty development on how to debrief interprofessional teams is necessary. This session will discuss challenges and practice…
Monday, Aug 19, 2:15 - 3:15 pm
Practice Transformation as a Driver for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Theme: Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
This interactive session includes a panel of speakers covering emerging state and national initiatives, projects, data, and the partnerships forming to achieve practice transformation. The presenters will highlight the work of Healthier Washington and specifically share the work of the practice transformation efforts of a regional accountable community of health. Facilitators will engage the audience in a discussion regarding the community, regional and statewide activities impacting health workforce and the efforts to align with the priorities of industry and community. Participants will…
Monday, Aug 19, 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Monday, Aug 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Development and Implementation of a Comprehensive Evaluation Plan: the Cornerstone for Centers for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Theme: Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
Workshop Description:Rigorous evaluations of interprofessional education (IPE) initiatives across the learning continuum are needed. The recently published Guidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional Education for the Health Professions endorses the requirement for a “coordinated strategy for assessing learners on their development and mastery of interprofessional collaborative competencies”. It also notes that it is “critical to monitor and evaluate the process of IPE plan implementation”. However, consistent models or strategies for assessing the collective impact of IPE programs…
Monday, Aug 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Innovating Interprofessional Collaboration in a Primary Care Setting
Theme: Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
Workshop Description:Interprofessional team development requires time and commitment at many levels. In 2015, the IOM introduced the Interprofessional Learning Continuum (IPLC) for designing and implementing interprofessional education and practice. The IPLC model describes the education-to-practice continuum that is essential for movement of interprofessionalism into health care. In 2019, the National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment published a report, Achieving the Optimal Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment, challenging health care organizations on…
Monday, Aug 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Hubs: Synergizing Academia and Community Partners to Address Complex Care Needs
Theme: Aligning Education and Practice for Workforce Transformation and Health System Change
Workshop Description:Academic and community partnerships have the potential to create win-win scenarios for interprofessional learners, patients, and community members. This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn from the experience of the four Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative Hubs, supported by the Camden Coalition and National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. This workshop will provide all participants the opportunity to develop action-oriented goals for their own interprofessional academic-community partnerships. Academic and…
Monday, Aug 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Step by Step—Developing a Strategic Plan for Institutionalizing Interprofessional Education and Practice
Theme: Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
Workshop Description:Designing quality interprofessional education and practice experiences requires top-down support. The recent 2019 guidance from the Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative encourages institutional leaders to develop a systematic approach to foster IPE and engage with academic and community partners. This workshop will address the theme of Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation by providing an overview of a strategic planning framework that participants can adapt to their own institution in order to develop sustainable IPE relationships. Our team will…
Monday, Aug 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Taking Simulations Outside of the Simulation Suite: How to Adapt Simulations for Primary Care Environments
Theme: Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment
Workshop Description:Clinical simulation has been shown to teach teamwork and improve clinical skills, support healthcare professionals in working at the top of their licenses, and optimize team-based care. The primary care (PC) outpatient setting is ideal for interprofessional, simulation-based learning as it offers a wide variety of professions who are available at the same time. Unfortunately, most simulation scenarios have been designed for educational or hospital teaching settings and are often acute care and task focused. Most PC settings, including ambulatory care clinics not connected…
Monday, Aug 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, Aug 20, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Develop Multi-institutional Collaborative Relationships for Interprofessional Education Research
Theme: Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
Workshop Description: Over the past two decades, interprofessional education (IPE) research has grown dramatically as IPE has become more common at academic institutions and in health professions’ accreditation standards. However, IPE research has primarily occurred at single institutions/contexts with unique assessment tools. Comparing pedagogical approaches and assessment tools across contexts and learner levels is necessary to advance the educational preparation of health professionals. Academic institutions and health professions programs are challenged to develop, implement and assess…
Tuesday, Aug 20, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Mindfulness and Self-Leadership: Resources from the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing
Theme:
A growing body of research has begun to point to the numerous benefits of mindfulness practice. Studies indicate that mindfulness helps enhance emotional and physical resilience, improves decision-making and helps to support stronger relationship, at work and at home.This experiential session will include an introduction to mindfulness and also provide an overview of the role that mindfulness may play in enhancing one’s ability to serve as a more impactful, healthcare leader.
Tuesday, Aug 20, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Why Are You Wearing a Penguin Pin? - Interprofessional Education for Organizational Change
Theme: Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation
Avoidable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States; patient safety should be at the forefront of any institution that graduates health care providers. D’Youville has responded to this crisis and accreditation standards through robust interprofessional education curricula, delivered to over 800 students a year from eight different health professional programs. D’Youville is planning construction of a health professions HUB, projected to open in the fall of 2020 and will include an inter-professional community clinic, workforce development, and simulation. The…
Tuesday, Aug 20, 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Write About It – Collaborative Strategies for Dissemination of Interprofessional Successes and Learning Moments
Theme: Integrating Patients and Families in Interprofessional Practice and Education
Are you someone who yearns to spread the word about an IPE/CP project or program but haven’t found the time or co-author who shares your passion? Are you unsure of your ability to put something on paper? Do you avoid publication because colleagues have warned you of the rigorous review process? Do you have an idea that seems too ‘out there’ for traditional journals? These topics and others will be explored as we come together as current and future authors to support one another; identify potential writing collaborations; and collectively engage a range of voices to advance knowledge of health…
Tuesday, Aug 20, 11:30 - 12:30 pm