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New Oral Health IPE Training Grant
Congratulations to Amy Kim, DDS, and the Early Childhood Oral Health Training Program (EChOTrain) team on being awarded a new HRSA Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene grant (D85HP30835). EChOTrain aims to increase access to oral health care for young children, ages 0–5, in rural and other underserved areas. The team will develop and implement an evidence-based, innovative educational training model that targets future general practice dentists and dental hygienists, especially those that will provide care to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) or practice in rural and other underserved areas.
Objectives of EChoTrain include developing and delivering: 1) enhanced didactic and clinical curriculum in pediatric dentistry for predoctoral dental students, and creating new pediatric-intensive experiential opportunities within service learning; 2) pediatric dentistry restorative hygiene training program for pre-licensure dental hygiene students, with experiential opportunities at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry and community clinics; and 3) novel interprofessional education and team-based care experiential opportunities with focus on cultural competence and oral health literacy for predoctoral dental students through partnership with University of Washington Medicine Pediatrics.
For more information about EChOTrain, please contact Dr. Amy Kim.
Next Steps for UWMC Heart Failure Teams
On June 20, 2017, around 20 advanced heart failure (AHF) care team members from multiple professions and executive leadership from UWMC joined CHSIE for a leadership workshop to discuss outcomes of a HRSA-funded grant that focused on improving interprofessional collaboration for patients with AHF. Six faculty and staff members from CHSIE facilitated the 2-hour discussion. This was the final leadership workshop, part of a larger series that was offered quarterly since 2014.
Since receiving the grant in July 2014, the AHF team has focused on quality improvement projects that aim to improve team communication and patient outcomes. Dr. Zierler (PI of the grant) and her grant team have been assisting the AHF care teams by organizing workshops, utilizing Liberating Structures, administering the Relational Coordination and other team communication surveys, and offering trainings on team communication strategies led by experts in the field.
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Interprofessional Health Fair at UW Served Hundreds
Hundreds of UW students, staff, faculty, and members of the community received free health information and services at the 2017 UPPOW Interprofessional Health Fair sponsored by the United Pharmacy Professional Organizations of Washington (UPPOW) and UW School of Pharmacy on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Lead organizer, Sean Linn, a second year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Director of Outreach for UPPOW at the UW and co-planner, Hanna Kleiboeker, a first year Doctor of Pharmacy student, began planning the event last October. Together, Linn and Kleiboeker garnered support from 34 local UW and non-UW affiliated organizations. Over 100 students, seven UW faculty, community volunteers, and healthcare providers assisted with providing information and services. Many other volunteers assisted with the set-up, fundraising and other behind-the-scenes work.
“We did it all `grass roots’ style with lots of emails and cold calls,” shared Linn. “We believe that our high level of training positions us well to really give back to the community in a very meaningful way. Collaboration is what drives the health care professions, so it was a great experience for students to grow this ability. I was super excited to see how this event motivated different student organizations to really step up and make an impact in our community. There were some really creative ideas and interactive games.”
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New CHSIE Website
On May 9, 2017, the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE) launched a new website. Our new site aligns with the current UW Boundless theme and branding. Online resources are now accessible to mobile devices. Take online training, watch videos, or download training materials with your tablet or smartphone. You will find that we have reorganized our resources and added a number of new ones.
Here are some highlights:
Visit our new website at www.collaborate.uw.edu.
More NWHFC Project ECHO Webinars Available on YouTube
Didactic presentations from the Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative (NWHFC) Project ECHO webinars 16–23 are now available on YouTube. Learn about heart failure (HF) diagnosis, staging and prognosis, treatment options, challenges to treating HF and many other topics related to this patient population. Webinars are hosted live on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The YouTube playlist for all NWHFC Project ECHO webinars is available here.
20. Care Transition Programs
22. Detecting and Evaluating Cognitive Impairment in Heart
The NWHFC webinars are free to register and participate. For more information about registration, click here. AMA PRA Category 1 credits are also available for a small fee to those who participate in the live webinars and need CE credits.
For information about continuing education credits, click here.
For more information about the NWHFC Project ECHO, click here.
Nanci Murphy, PharmD, UW IPE Champion and former Co-Director of CHSIE Retires
Nanci Murphy, PharmD, has long been a champion of IPE and collaborative practice at the University of Washington. Nanci began her career at the UW in 1989 as a community practice preceptor. In 1990, she joined the UW School of Pharmacy as Associate Director of Academic and Student Programs. She was promoted to Assistant Dean and then served as Associate Dean from 2001-2014, until she became Director of Student Leadership Programs. In 2000, she joined the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice as a Co-Director and has been instrumental in bringing students, faculty and staff from all of the UW Health Sciences schools and programs together to work and learn collaboratively.
In 2016, Nanci retired from the UW School of Pharmacy, where she had worked for more than 25 years, and stepped down from her Co-Director position with CHSIE. In 2016, she joined the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics in the UW School of Nursing to finish her work with the Advanced Heart Failure Interprofessional Collaborative Practice grant team and Advanced Heart Failure teams at the UW Medical Center and Regional Heart Center. On June 21, Nanci officially retired. She is looking forward to spending more time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
“Nanci is the most thoughtful and kindest person I have ever worked with,” said Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN, Co-Director of CHSIE and Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics.
“Nanci’s spirit of innovation is treasured and has been a role model for our students to embrace new opportunities! She’s a model pharmacist—always demonstrating unwavering commitment to the needs of her patients, her team, and her profession,” shared Peggy Odegard, PharmD, CDE, FASCP, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy.
All of us at CHSIE miss Nanci and wish her all the best!
"Listening to Stories for a Change"
On Thursday, April 27th, the UW Health Sciences Common Book Subcommittee hosted an evening keynote, “Listening to Stories for a Change,” with Josephine Ensign, author of the 2016-2017 Health Sciences Common Book, Catching Homelessness. Guest speaker Anna Bálint, editor of Words from the Café and the facilitator of Safe Place Writing Circle in Seattle’s Recovery Café, and writers of Words from the Café shared stories and poems of reclaiming their lives. The event was held from 5:30–7:30 pm in the Walker-Ames Room (#225) in Kane Hall on the UW Seattle Campus. There was a Q&A session as well as book signings provided by Ubookstore.
For more information about the UW Health Sciences Common Book Series, subscribe at https://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/hscommonbook.
Error Disclosure Simulation
On April 19, the Foundations of Interprofessional Practice Series provided the fourth and final interprofessional training event for the 2016–2017 academic year, “Error Disclosure Simulation.” This is required interprofessional training for many UW Health Sciences pre-licensure students and trainees that meets accreditation standards for their health professions programs. This is the seventh year that the Error Disclosure Simulation has been provided for health sciences students. All UW students in dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and the physician assistant program are required to participate in interprofessional education to meet specific learning objectives and competencies related to working collaboratively with individuals and teams of other health professions. During the session, 366 students were broken into thirty small interprofessional groups throughout the Health Sciences Building at UW. Each session was facilitated by two faculty members of different health professions including medicine, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, nursing, and social work. Around 60 volunteer faculty facilitated the event.
The WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) hosted the 8th annual Team Based Interprofessional Training Simulations (TeamBITS) at the UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center from May 22-25, 2017. These trainings bring together students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy and the MEDEX program. With the goal of integrating effective communication strategies, interprofessional education, and simulation, TeamBITS allows health professions students to practice their cognitive and motor skills while training as an interprofessional team. TeamBITS is one of the largest UW WISH training events annually. This year, more than 300 students participated.
More than 45 faculty members assisted by technicians and WISH support staff facilitated simulations of scenarios relevant to students’ careers post-graduation. Simulations included OB-GYN, pediatric, and adult scenarios. These simulations combine all the working pieces of acute care, including the patient, family, and a diverse team of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists in a safe practice environment. With the national recognition in recent years, that interprofessional team training and communication are critical to patient safety comes an increased need for such training events.
For more information about UW WISH and the programs it supports, visit https://wish.washington.edu/.
Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative Project ECHO: Tentative Topics for Upcoming Webinars
No Webinar (summer
Adherence and Medications
to Avoid in Heart Failure
Patient Reported Outcomes
These one-hour webinars begin at 12:00 p.m. PST on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. A didactic presentation takes place during the first 15 minutes followed by a community case presentation and discussion. All registered participants can submit cases for discussion.
For more information about the NWHFC, registering, submitting cases, or CE/CME credit, please visit www.nwhfc.org. To view didactic presentations from previous webinars, visit https://collaborate.uw.edu/nwhfc-home/review-webinars/.
Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program Workshop
The University of Washington will host a 3.5-day workshop from August 14–17 as part of the national Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program (T3-IFDP) funded by a grant from the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation. The T3 Interprofessional Faculty Development Training Program is designed specifically for clinical educators and health professional faculty to enhance their leadership skills and capabilities to lead and further IP efforts in their organizations. Interprofessional teams apply to participate at one of three national training sites—the University of Washington, the University of Virginia and the University of Missouri—through the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NCIPE).
Teams must be comprised of participants from two or more different health professions. Together, over the three and a half days, they will work on planning or refining a pre-identified interprofessional team project. Teams will receive follow-up coaching and resources from T3 trainers for one year beyond their initial training.
For more information about the T3 Training Program, click here.
2017 Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy Conference
Friday, October 20, 2017 - Saturday, October 21, 2017, UW Medicine is hosting its annual Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy Conference with CME offerings. The conference will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education. For more information about the conference, click here.
Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program
For our complete list of upcoming IPE Events and Conferences, click here.
New Leadership Team Announced
The IHI Open School UW Chapter announced their new leadership team for the 2017–2018 academic year.
Lee (PharmD, yr 3)
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