The IPEP Blog
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.
By Michael Waldrum on Feb 10, 2014
Healthcare culture today is fraught with complexity and cultural misalignment which contribute to poor quality care and patient safety, poor coordination of care, marginal patient experience ratings and poor provider satisfaction. If culture is defined as “how we do things around here,” then the healthcare culture of today is not doing the things that contribute to the health and safety of its patients and those that provide care. Interprofessional education and practice are essential to the advancement of healthcare outcomes.
By Carol McCabe on Jan 22, 2014
Listen…do you hear that? That’s the breeze blowing through the leaves on the trees. Listen…what’s that? That’s the sound of someone typing on a keyboard, or the click of the mouse.
As a hearing-impaired person, I didn’t ‘hear that.’ I didn’t know that leaves made rustling sounds or that pushing a key down on a keyboard made clicking noises. And I didn’t know about all the things that I didn’t hear.
What I did know was that conversation and communication were difficult, many people rolled their eyes at me when I responded to their statement or question (in response to what ‘I heard’) and I was often perceived as unintelligent because my responses didn’t match the topic of conversation. What I did know was that I was unhappy, frustrated, and angry at life in general.
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