The IPEP Blog
Interprofessional Education & Practice at the University of Arizona: A Message from Dr. Andreas Theodorou
By Andreas Theodorou on Jun 16, 2014
Interprofessional Education and Practice is alive and well at the UA with an amazing future yet to come!
As you may know, there have been many changes in the IPEP team over the past few months including the long awaited and much needed appointment of a full time leader, Dr. Sally Reel. I have had the honor and pleasure of being the Interim Director as well as one of the founding members of the IPEP program.
The amazing work by all the faculty, staff and students over almost 10 years has brought the UA national recognition and I will always be grateful for the their effort, dedication and passion at guiding a major change in the education and delivery of healthcare. Thank-you to all and yes, we have led a change!
By Julie Kennedy Oehlert on Jun 2, 2014
The depersonalizing and stressful hospital environment discussed in the article Reducing the Trauma of Hospitalization (Detsky & Krumholtz) is a grim observation that our current healthcare delivery model may be negligent in both health and caring. This point is driven home by the mere fact that there exists a traumatic stress disorder mentioned in the article as “post hospital syndrome.” Bechtel et al (2013) observes that indeed today’s healthcare finds itself in the midst of a potentially transformative shift related to patients’ roles in health care.
Now is the time for patients to be encouraged to take their place as informed and active members of their own interprofessional healthcare teams.
2014 Interprofessional Disabilities Exercise Brings Students and Community Together Through Learning
By Jody Thompson on Apr 21, 2014
On April 9, 2014, students, faculty, staff and members of the community gathered for the live portion of the 2014 Interprofessional Education & Practice program (IPEP) mini-course, Disabilities: An Interprofessional Exercise. This year marked the first time the mini-course was a statewide event including students from the University of Arizona (UA) Tucson and Phoenix campuses, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. Another first was the addition of occupational therapists (OT) and physical therapist (PT) students.
By Jody Thompson on Apr 3, 2014
Something different occurred on the University of Arizona campus in February in the world of interprofessional education and practice. Health professionals, not students, from all fields gathered for a day of collaborative activities, lectures and engagement all centered on improving the patient experience at both the University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC) Main and South Campuses.
By Jody Thompson on Mar 19, 2014
Imagine having the opportunity to practice communication skills while interacting with some of the most sophisticated simulation technology in healthcare. For the students at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC), this is a reality. Every year, the University of Arizona (UA) Interprofessional Education and Practice program (IPEP) mini-course, CPR Team Behavior Simulation occurs between February through April and involves three key elements including online learning, a clinical lecture and a live, team-based simulation activity with students from the colleges of medicine, nursing and pharmacy participating.
By Carol McCabe on Mar 6, 2014
For the first time, the Interprofessional Education & Practice program (IPEP) mini-course, Disabilities: An Interprofessional Exercise, will be a statewide event including students from the University of Arizona (UA) Tucson and Phoenix campuses, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. Another first will be the addition of occupational therapists (OT) and physical therapist (PT) students. In addition to OTs and PTs, this year’s mini-course will offer students an opportunity to interact with peers in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law, public health and social work.
By Tim Tiutan on Feb 24, 2014
Have you ever watched a scene in a medical TV show, such as Grey’s Anatomy, where an individual goes spontaneously into cardiac arrest in public? During such a scene, you may find yourself fixated on a seemingly ambitious bystander or medical professional who tries to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by pushing down on the patient’s chest. Although scenes like this tend to make riveting stories, what viewers may not realize is that the “CPR” being performed is far from real and is ineffective.
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