Dr. Rich joined Regis University School of Physical Therapy as ranked faculty in 2015, teaching primarily in the area of acute care management. She practices at the University of Colorado Hospital and is passionate about promoting interprofessional educational experiences in the classroom so students can apply this knowledge in clinical practice. Dr. Rich is an APTA board certified Neurologic Physical Therapy Specialist, an Item writer for the National Physical Therapy Examination and an APTA education, neurological and acute care section member. Research interests lie in interprofesssional education, intensive care unit early mobility and student learning in the simulation lab.
Amy Rich, PT, DPT, NCS
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Quality Improvement of Interprofessional Educational Experiences Through the Use of a Passport System
The Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPEC) identify the need for students in the health professions to prepare for interprofessional practice in order to provide excellence in patient care. Although the need for collaboration in the clinic has always existed, the impacts of technology, specialization, access to health information, and new delivery structures require the various health professions to think differently and purposefully about how to simultaneously optimize learning and patient care. Implementing interprofessional education (IPE) within the…
Reducing Healthcare Professional Stigma of Individuals with Opioid Abuse Disorder Through Interprofessional Education
Background: The US department of Health and Human Services calls for improved healthcare access for individuals experiencing opioid abuse and utilization of multidisciplinary team models.  Individuals with substance abuse disorder may have difficulty accessing services due to healthcare provider stigma.  Medical students who received structured education about substance abuse, and/or experienced direct contact with individuals with substance abuse disorders had significant improvements in comfort level and attitudes towards this patient population.  Interprofessional education (IPE…