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Health Sciences IPE News

New Article from UW IPE Faculty

Journal of Interprofessional Care CoverOn July 9th, the Journal of Interprofessional Care published an early online article authored by UW IPE faculty and leaders Mayumi Willgerodt, Erin Blakeney, Doug Brock, Debra Liner, Nanci Murphy and Brenda Zierler. Their article, “Interprofessional education and practice guide no. 4: Developing and sustaining interprofessional education at an academic health center” describes a number of lessons learned from developing and implementing IPE initiatives at the UW over a number of years.

To read the full article, click here.

Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, MPH, MS, RNMayumi Willgerodt Named Graduate Studies Director at UW Bothell

Congratulations to Dr. Mayumi Willgerodt, Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies on becoming the first Graduate Studies Director at UW Bothell. Beginning this Autumn quarter, she will support faculty in developing new graduate programs, partnering with other universities and creating alternative types of graduate programs such as certificates. She will provide leadership for increasing the visibility of UW Bothell’s graduate programs and work to enhance the experiences for graduate students of all professions. Dr. Willgerodt has long been a champion of IPE at the University of Washington where she recently developed an innovative IPE approach to oral health education partnering the UW Doctor of Nursing Practice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program with the Dental Residency program at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to her new role as Graduate Studies Director at UW Bothell, Dr. Willgerodt will continue her work with the UW School of Nursing developing Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice training for faculty, students and healthcare providers.

To read the UW Bothell announcement, click here.

New Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Grant

Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAANCongratulations to Dr. Brenda Zierler and her interprofessional team of faculty at the UW upon receiving an Advanced Nursing Education grant from the Health Services and Resources Administration. In 2014, Dr. Zierler and her team received a HRSA funded grant to develop interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) training to improve Advanced Heart Failure patient outcomes at the Regional Heart Center at UW Medical Center. This new three year grant will support the collaborative practice training of Doctor of Nursing Practice students at the Regional Heart Center (RHC).

The UW Medicine Regional Heart Center (RHC) provides a full range of cardiac care from acute inpatient through outpatient clinic and diagnostic care at hospital and clinic locations around the region. Each patient’s care is coordinated by a multi-disciplinary team of cardiologists, surgeons, nurse practitioners, social workers, financial counselors and palliative care professionals. The Advanced Heart Failure Program at the Regional Heart Center provides diagnostic, medical and surgical options for patients with heart failure who may or may not ultimately require transplantation, including mechanical circulatory devices such as a ventricular assist device (VAD) or total artificial heart (TAH). The RHC’s VAD program was the first in the region to receive The Joint Commission’s certification, reflecting our expertise in individualizing devices to each patient. Their transplantation team performs 20 to 30 heart transplants per year, more than any other heart-transplant site in the Pacific Northwest.

For more information about the UW Regional Heart Center, click here.

Featured Faculty: Kurt C. O'Brien

This feature is part of a series highlighting the work of faculty teaching IPE at UW.

Mr. Kurt O'BrienKurt is the Director of Organization Development & Training for the UW Medicine Health System.  He specializes in the areas of leadership development and coaching, interpersonal skills development, team development, strategic planning, and conflict resolution.  Additionally, he designs and conducts workshops on topics such as Dialogue, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution, Influencing Change, and TeamSTEPPS.  He also teaches courses in Group Dynamics and Team Leadership for the University of Washington Master in Healthcare Administration program. Kurt has a Master degree in Human Resources and Organization Development (HROD) from the University of San Francisco (1997).

Mr. O'Brien is currently working with an interprofessional Health Resources and Services (HRSA) training grant team and providers at the UW Medicine Regional Heart Center as well as a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation national IPE faculty training grant team at the UW. Mr. O'Brien began working with IPE faculty and staff at the UW Medicine Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies. "I first learned about IPE and that there are professionals who research, write and consult on this, from Brenda Zierler during our work together on TeamSTEPPS and TeamCORE for UW Medicine. My work as an Organizational Development and Training consultant is focused on developing leaders and teams, so this felt like a very natural fit. I was also excited that we could use the research coming out of the IPE field to help make a stronger case with our internal clients."

To read our full interview with Mr. O'Brien, click here.

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Recent IPE Events at UW

TeamBITS2015TeamBITS Simulations Going Strong

Last month the UW Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (UW ISIS) hosted the 6th annual Team Based Interprofessional Training Simulations (TeamBITS). Trainings were held at both the UWMC and HMC campuses from May 18-21, 2015.These trainings bring together students from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy and MEDEX programs. With the goal of integrating effective communication strategies, interprofessional education, and simulation, TeamBITS allows healthcare professions students to practice their cognitive and motor skills while training as an interprofessional team for the first time. TeamBITS is one of the largest UW ISIS training events annually. This year, 218 students participated.

To read the full article, click here.

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Upcoming IPE Events at UW

Dartmouth Institute LogoNational Healthcare Team Coaching Workshop

Coaching specialists Marjorie Godfrey, Co-Director and Founder of the Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy, and Nan Cochran, Associate Professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, will be leading a national workshop July 27–29 at the UW. Thirty faculty and staff members from the UW and other universities across the country will attend this workshop focused on coaching healthcare teams. After the 2.5 day workshop, the coaching specialists will guide the participants through their own coaching projects through a series of webinars extending into Spring 2016.

Beth SpeckLeadership Workshop: Building High Performing Teams

As part of a quarterly Leadership Series funded by a training grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), members of the UW Regional Heart Center, Health Sciences Programs, and UW ISIS will join together again on August 4th to work on healthcare team building. Beth Speck, Senior Consultant of Organizational Development and Training with the UW Medicine Health System, will lead this interactive workshop, "Building High Performing Teams."

Ms. Speck specializes in system assessment, leadership coaching, creating new possibilities, conflict resolution, retreat development and facilitation, and creating customized training.  She works with healthcare teams and healthcare leaders, "helping them design and implement successful, sustainable solutions to complex challenges including - and especially - helping them build capacity within themselves, their teams and their partnerships to continue to flex, problem-solve and be successful in an ever-changing environment."

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Around the Globe: Local, National and International IPE Events

The 5th European Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education
August 26–28, 2015, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) V
September 29–October 2, 2015, Roanoke, VA

T3 Train-the-Trainer Faculty Development Program: Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators
November 11–14, 2015, Charlottesville, VA

Where's the Patient's Voice in Health Professional Education 10 Years On?
November 12–14, 2015, Vancouver, BC

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News from the IHI Open School UW Chapter

IHI Open School logo2015–2016 Events TBA

The IHI Open School UW Chapter will begin announcing events for the upcoming 2015–2016 academic year this Autumn quarter. Events will be posted on their website:

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