Interprofessional Education in Accelerated Degree Programs

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Brenda Zierler's research explores the relationships between the delivery of health care and outcomes at both the patient and system levels. Her primary appointment is in the School of  nursing at the University of Washington, but she holds three adjunct appointments- two in the School of Medicine and one in the School of Public Health. As co-PI of a Macy Foundation-funded study, She leads a group of interprofessional faculty and students in the development of a simulation-based, team training program to improve collaborative interprofessional communication both within teams and with patients. She was the co-planning lead for the Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) Ill meeting in Tucson, Arizona (November 2011) and is a member of the planning committee for the 2013 Collaborating Across Borders lnterprofessional meeting in Vancouver, BC. She is the co-director for the UW Center for Health Sciences lnterprofessional Education, Practice and Research and associate-director of the UW Institute for Simulation and lnterprofessional Studies (ISIS) in the School of Medicine. She is the co-PI of a Josiah Macy Foundation grant focused on faculty development for interprofessional education and collaborative practice. She also leads a HRSA training grant focusing on faculty development in the use of technology across a five-state collaborative. She is a board member of the American lnterprofessional Health Collaborative, a member of the IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education, and is on the Advisory Committee for the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Program. She was a fellow in the RWJ Nurse Executive Program (2008-2011).


 Session Overview:

This session will provide a description of Interprofessional competencies required to practice in an Interprofessional environment.  These four competencies, teams and teamwork, communication, role clarity and responsibility, and values and ethics, will be presented with a discussion of effective teaching strategies.  The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the challenges and opportunities for teaching these competencies.

Session Objectives:

1. Describe interprofessional competencies for team-based care.

2. Identify the barriers to current approaches to teaching interprofessional education to nursing students.

3. Discuss various pedagogical approaches to developing faculty members to be IPE-competent.

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