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Implementation of an Interprofessional Collaboration Model in an Ambulatory Setting
Collaborative practice is necessary for the changing environment of healthcare, yet it is not widely implemented. An ambulatory setting was selected for implementation of an interprofessional collaboration model. Collaborative ...
The Dividends of Collaboration: An STTI European Research Taskforce Experience
This session will elaborate on the work carried out by the European Research Taskforce to collaborate on a joint research project which importance crosses the countries and their borders. The reviewers provided a multi-national ...
A Grounded Theory Study to Understand Nurse and Resident Physician Communication Dynamics
The purpose of this study was to uncover how resident physicians relate to nurses as members of the healthcare team and how nursing communication is valued. The overarching theme was getting things done supported by shifting ...
Simulation: Effects on Communication, Leadership, Clinical Reasoning, and Interprofessional Collaboration Skills in Nursing Students
This poster presentation will demonstrate the effect of a high fidelity, multi-patient simulation on leadership, interprofessional collaboration, communication, and clinical reasoning skills in senior level nursing students. ...
Using Strategic Partnerships to Maximize Critical Thinking and Creating Collaborations
Because of limited budgets and faculty shortage, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing has recommended the use of strategic partnerships between hospitals and nursing schools. These partnerships offer opportunities ...
When Parallel Worlds Collide: A Story of High Reliability in an Academic Medical Center
The concepts of high reliability are highlighted in this poignant clinical exemplar involving a young woman and her fetus. The importance of collaboration and communication become clear within this story of life, death and birth.
Encouraging Virtual Leadership and Member Collaboration
The primary goal of Phi Gamma Chapter is making a difference worldwide through creation of a global community of nurses and places importance on encouraging nurse leaders from all over the world. Phi Gamma Chapter communicates ...
Supporting Global Action Through Chapter Collaboration
Omicron Delta has operated as a virtual chapter since it was chartered in 1998. Chapter-to-chapter collaborations that have provided mutual benefit to chapters involved will be detailed and lessons learned shared.
Nursing and Physical Therapy Students Learning and Collaborating Together
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine student's attitudes and beliefs regarding interprofessional learning (IPL) and collaboration (IPC) following an interprofessional transfer laboratory experience. The study ...
An Interprofessional Collaborative Educational Experience With Nurse Practitioner Students and Community-Based Pharmacists
Purpose: Terms such as interprofessional and collaborative education have become a frequent encounter in nursing education literature. The movement for interdisciplinary / team-based education started with the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report "Educating the Health Team” (1972). Since that time, numerous organizations, both national and international groups focusing on healthcare, education or a specific profession, have published statements advocating the importance of shared education experiences and collaborative relationships in the practice setting. In 2011, representatives from six diverse health-related professional organizations formed the Interprofessional Education Collaboration identifying recommended competencies for interprofessional education. These competency domains included: (a) values /ethics for interprofessional practice, (b) roles / responsibilities, (c) interprofessional communication, and (d) teams and teamwork. Together, competency in these domains through interprofessional education is thought to improve collaborative practice and ultimately result in the “triple arm” identified by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2015). These included an (a) improved patient experience, identified both subjectively through satisfaction, and objectively through improved safety; (b) enhanced population health; and (c) improved cost effectiveness and efficiency of the healthcare system. True interprofessional education (IPE) can be defined as happening when students from two or more disciplines share a learning experience, learning with and about the other (World Health Organization, 2010). However, a challenge exists for smaller or rural schools of nursing that are not affiliated with schools of medicine, pharmacy, or dentistry, where students of two disciplines may be located. Finding opportunities for collaborative education requires creativity and looking outside of the educational institution for these experiences. Writing prescriptions is one aspect of the role of an advanced practice nurse. The collaborative aspect of writing prescriptions also involves a consumer, who will be taking the medication and the pharmacist who will dispense the medication. Nurses in nurse practitioner programs have minimal experience working with pharmacists who fill prescriptions in the community setting. The importance of interprofessional education is well-documented, but there is a paucity of literature detailing experiences of collaborative educational experiences between nurse practitioner students and community-based pharmacists. This study involved one approach to providing a collaborative experience to facilitate development of the interprofessional competencies in a setting individuals from two specific disciplines have the ability to learn about and with each other. The purpose of the study was to identify nurse practitioner student perceptions of an experience focused on a short-term immersion with pharmacists working on “the other side of their prescription.” Methods: After university IRB approval, a convenience sample of second-year students (n = 26) taking a pharmacotherapeutics course co-taught with a hospital-based pharmacist and adult nurse practitioner completed an observation experience with a community-based pharmacist. Observations were completed within a three-state area and lasted three to four hours. Students then completed a reflective journal that served as the basis for a qualitative analysis for themes and patterns. The primary research question was: What are the most important insights gained from the collaborative experience with a pharmacist? A second question asked: How did the experience of working with a pharmacist influence their perspectives about the prescribing role on an advanced practice nurse? Results: Seeing through new lenses was the overarching theme that emerged from the data. Patterns of: Seeing the: (a) rainbow of roles, (b) dark clouds of challenges, (c) winding road of technology, and (d) gears of collaboration were identified. Conclusion: Correlation to how this activity paralleled the interprofessional education domains are examined along with recommendations for strengthening interprofessional education and further research. Resources for developing interprofessional curricular activities are offered. ...