Jennifer Edwards, MS, RN
University of California Davis
Jennifer Edwards is a registered nurse at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She currently works as the clinical nurse educator & coordinator for a community-based program focused on enhancing interprofessional practice and team-based care for those either currently working or planning to work in a primary care setting. Her interests include the use of simulation in health provider education, rural health needs and community resiliency building. Edwards previous nursing experience includes pediatrics, inpatient and primary care based case management and nursing leadership.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The SPLICE initiative developed a collaborative practice curriculum for a wide range of types of students, residents, and clinical staff in ambulatory care settings. In addition to providing educational curricula, we have facilitated interprofessional clinical rotations at a local FQHC with a focus on optimizing the interprofessional experience in the clinic setting for both clinic staff, medical and pharmacy residents, and advanced practice and medical students. We worked collaboratively with the clinic leaders and faculty to ensure that learners’ experiences were appropriate for their…
Taking Simulations Outside of the Simulation Suite: How to Adapt Simulations for Primary Care Environments
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…