The IPEP Blog
By Jody Thompson on Dec 12, 2013
On November 15th, 2013, the University of Arizona (UA) Interprofessional Education & Practice Program (IPEP) Student Interest Group (SIG) came together with health care providers to serve their local community. In their final event of the year, the IPEP SIG partnered with Head Start and Enroll America to provide health services to uninsured children in the Head Start program.
By Nancy Wexler on Nov 27, 2013
An 82-year-old woman was living independently and becoming very confused conducting daily activities. She stopped eating regularly and managing medication became difficult. Her only family member, a niece living in Minnesota, did not know how to care for her or assist her in obtaining a higher level of health care services. The Healthy Together Care Partnership (HTCP) team helped assess, treat, and manage her medications and remain safe in the home until she qualified for long-term care and hospice.
The niece wrote to Healthy Together, profusely thanked the team and reported, “it takes a village to transition an elder.”
By Jody Thompson on Nov 18, 2013
It was hard to say how the University of Arizona (UA) Interprofessional Education & Practice Program (IPEP) could top last year’s first ever statewide simulated pandemic, but it did. On November 1st, 2013, after months of preparation, the second statewide IPEP Pandemic Flu: An Exercise in Disaster Preparedness was a great success!
The statewide pandemic simulation brought together nearly 500 students from UA, Arizona State University (ASU) and Northern Arizona University (NAU), 100 faculty, staff and interprofessional facilitators, and an expert panel including the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Richard Carmona.
Dr. Carmona, who gave this year’s keynote address, commented about the important interprofessional message students get in the mini-course and...
'Consider the Conversation' Screening and Panel Discussion: An Interprofessional Event for Students and Health Care Professionals
By Jane Mohler on Nov 1, 2013
On November 20th from 4-6 pm, the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) will show Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject in Duval Auditorium. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.
All health care professionals and trainees are encouraged to watch this remarkable, thought-provoking film, which helps to demystify the dying experience and encourage us to help our patients begin the conversation about their end-of-life wishes well before the finish line is in sight.
An Interprofessional Welcome for New Senior Vice President of Health Sciences, Dr. Joe G. N. “Skip” Garcia
By Jody Thompson on Oct 23, 2013
After months of waiting, the Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC) received word that the new Senior Vice President, Dr. Joe G. N. "Skip" Garcia, would be joining the University of Arizona’s senior executive team and guiding AHSC as one of the national leaders in academic medicine, teaching, research and clinical care.
While many programs have been anxiously awaiting Dr. Garcia’s appointment, the Interprofessional Education & Practice program (IPEP) has been ready to take the next steps in Interprofessional Education (IPE) and its mission to provide opportunities for students and trainees to learn and practice together in interprofessional teams in order to improve the health of their patients, families and communities.
By Cameron Price on Oct 2, 2013
Graduate students always remember the first conference that they participate in. For me, this conference was The Arizona Rural Health Conference (AZRHC) held in Prescott, AZ on August 20-21, 2013.
The AZRHC turned 40 this year, marking its entry into its fifth decade as a resource for Rural Health professionals throughout the state of Arizona. The conference brought a large cadre of health workers, from dozens of organizations, institutions of higher learning, and community health groups.
Organized by the University of Arizona’s Center for Rural Health, this conference consisted of educators, state and federal health authorities, physicians, university faculty, and hospital administrators. This was my first exposure to poster sessions, interprofessional networking, and...
By Jody Thompson on Sep 18, 2013
On September 12th, over 350 health professions students in medicine, nursing and pharmacy gathered on the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center Tucson campus to participate in the live activity portion of the 2013 IPEP Interprofessionalism For Patient Safety mini-course. The mini-course blends online learning with a live activity where students work on interprofessional teams, and focuses on the roles, scopes of practice and how to communicate across professional lines. Students also explore and learn how collaborative teamwork can promote positive patient outcomes.
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