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Seattle skyline and 3rd Annual Heart Failure ConferenceRegistration Open for Seattle Heart Failure Conference

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy: Reviving The Heart conference. This program will be held October 7–8, 2016 at Motif Hotel in Seattle, Washington. The University of Washington Division of Cardiology and Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is leading a comprehensive review of the management of heart failure. Faculty will cover cutting-edge topics pertinent to practice in formats ranging from didactics, case discussions, lively debates, workshops and abstracts.

Click here for course details or to register. Please call 206.543.1050 or email the CME Office if you have questions or need assistance.

Evan AuerbachFormer CHSIERP Staff Member Joins the WPRN

Evan Auerbach, MHA joined the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice team in the fall of 2015. As a Graduate Research Assistant, he worked on all grant initiatives supporting the Center until he graduated this June with his Master's of Health Administration.

Evan has now joined the WWAMI Practice Transformation Network (WPRN) as a Project Manager under Director of Care Management, Van Chaudhari. The WPRN is a collaborative group of over 50 primary care clinics in the five-state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) committed to research and practice improvement. The WPRN’s diversity of geography and practice type allows it to reach many rural and underserved populations.

To read the full article, click here

For more information about the WWAMI Practice Transformation Network, click here.

Dawan BaikNew Grant to Study Effects of TeamCORE Training 

Congratulations to Dawon Baik, PhD candidate, MSN, RN, of the UW School of Nursing on receiving a Sigma Theta Tau International – Psi-at-Large Chapter small grant. Ms. Baik's dissertation study, "Effect of TeamCORE Trainings on Team Functioning, Job Satisfaction, and Retention," will focus on whether a specialized team training program provided for healthcare professionals at the UW, known as "TeamCORE", improves teamwork and team communication, and ultimately contributes to RN job satisfaction and retention.

"Since my master’s program, I have thought that it is essential for healthcare professionals to effectively work together for job satisfaction and patient outcomes. The aims and processes of TeamCORE trainings inspired me to actively participate in this project. In particular, TeamCORE trainings provide team strategies to improve patient safety and quality of care by focusing on interprofessional communication skills and relationships among and across healthcare team members. That is why I enjoy researching this project," shared Ms. Baik.

To read the full article, click here

Mayumi Willgerodt headshotMayumi Willgerodt on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar 

Each year the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation selects five faculty leaders from institutions across the U.S. to lead educational change in each Scholar’s institution. Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, MPH, RN (University of Washington School of Nursing) joined the Macy Faculty Scholar program in 2013. With support from the Foundation, she developed an interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum for pediatric dental residents, advanced practice nursing students and social work students to care for underserved children. On May 25th, the Foundation published an interview with Dr. Willgerodt.

To read Dr. Willgerodt's interview about her experiences with the Macy Faculty Scholar program, click here.

For more information about Dr. Willgerodt's research, click here.

For more information about the Macy Faculty Scholar program, click here.

Rex Johnson and Yanling YuFeatured IPE Faculty, Staff and Collaborative Partners
This feature is part of our series highlighting the work of faculty, staff and collaborative partners facilitating IPE at UW.

Our featured IPE faculty for June 2016 were Dr. Yanling Yu and Dr. Rex Johnson. 

Yanling Yu, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist at the Applied Physics Lab and Rex Johnson, Ph.D. is a retired Research Engineer from the School of Oceanography, both at the University of Washington. After the tragic death of Yanling’s Father (Baba) due to a preventable medical error, they became patient safety advocates and co-founded Washington Advocates for Patient Safety to promote accountability, quality, safety, and responsibility in patient care. Their advocacy has evolved broadly, and now they are faculty on the UW TeamSTEPPS Program, members of Consumers Union Safe Patient Project, and working with the UW School of Nursing to promote and facilitate Interprofessional Education (IPE). 

To read our interview with Drs. Yu and Johnson, click here.  
Leah Spacciante

Our featured IPE collaborative partner for July 2016 is Leah Spacciante.

Leah Spacciante, MN, RN is the nurse manager of 5NE, an acute care unit at the University of Washington Medical Center that specializes in advanced heart failure therapies as well as cardiothoracic surgery, including ventricular assist devices and heart and lung transplantation.  The unit has just over 90 employees, including registered nurses, certified nurse assistants, and cardiac monitor technicians.  She holds a Bachelor as well as Masters in Nursing from the University of Washington.  Since her senior practicum 16 years ago, Leah has worked on 5NE, being in the nurse manager role for the last 8 years.  

To read our interview with Ms. Spacciante, click here

Recent IPE Events at UW

Transforming Care Teamwork and Partnerships WorkshopTeamwork and Partnerships Workshop

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 over 50 clinicians, faculty and administration staff from University of Washington (UW) Medicine, UW Regional Heart Center, UW Medicine WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) TeamCORE, and the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice gathered in the UW Magnuson Health Sciences Building to take part in a Leadership Workshop, “Transforming Care: Teamwork and Partnerships Workshop”. Presenters and facilitators included Kurt O’Brien, MHROD of the School of Public Health; Carlos Pellegrini, MD, Chief Medical Officer of UWMC; Chris Head; Cindy Hecker, RN; Danielle Lavallee, PharmD; JoAnne McDaniels; and Amanda Moore. 

During part of the workshop, project teams from UW Medicine, the Regional Heart Center and the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education (CHSIE) organized six poster stations and presented progress of their project in a series of 4-minute group rotations.  Poster groups included: 1) Advanced Heart Failure (AHF) Patient Database Team; 2) AHF Inpatient Change Team from 5NE Unit; 3) AHF Inpatient Change Team from 5SE and Critical Care Unit; 4) Regional Heart Center (RHC) Outpatient Change Team; 5) Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative (NWHFC): Project ECHO; and 6) AHF Community and Patient Advisory Team (CPAT).

This workshop is part of a quarterly professional development program workshop series around collaborative practice and team-based care, funded by a training grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Principal Investigator Brenda Zierler (UW School of Nursing). 

To read the full article, click here

2016 PHARM 549 Polypharmacy Case Simulated Patient AssessmenInterprofessional Care Plan Presentations and Panel Discussion

For the fourth year in a row, Doctor of Pharmacy and Advanced Practice Nursing trainees in the PHARM 549 course, “Pharmacotherapeutics for Older Adults,” presented patient care plans they developed in interprofessional teams to a panel of healthcare professionals. 48 trainees participated, this year. Each team discussed their care plan from the perspective of its  members’ professions. The panel consisted of Phyllis Christianson from the School of Nursing and Carol Crawford from the School of Pharmacy. Charlotte Sanders from the School of Social Work was available via email to answer questions from trainees related to the perspective of Social Workers in this case.

In preparation for these presentations and panel discussion, trainees first participated in a simulated patient interview session with a standardized patient, played by an elderly man, on May 26. They received part of the patient’s medical history ahead of time and then had the opportunity to speak with him in person during class to further assess his case.

PHARM 549 instructor, Dr. Nanci Murphy shared, “I think both sessions provided great learning opportunities for our students. They practiced both their clinical and team-based competencies (see IPEC Core Competencies) by interviewing a standardized patient with a complex medication list, developing a comprehensive care plan, and presenting their team's recommendations to a panel of experts.”

The IPE curriculum for these IPE events in the PHARM 549 course was developed by an interprofessional team of faculty and staff and funded by a HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Grant (Principal Investigator: Dr. Brenda Zierler). 

To read the full article, click here.

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Upcoming IPE Events at UW
NWHFC: Project Echo LogoNorthwest Heart Failure Collaborative Project Echo Webinar Series

The next webinar will be on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 12–1 PM (PDT). Todd Dardas, MD, MS will present a brief didactic session, "Aldosterone receptor blockade”, followed by community case presentations and consultations. All registered participants can submit cases for consultation by Friday, July 15th. 

The NWHFC conference series provides education and consultation to interprofessional community providers (eg, family and primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers) treating heart failure patients in WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho). Live webinars are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 12–1 PM (PDT). Participation in the series is always free; CME is available for a small fee (maximum of $40 for 41 category 1 credits).

These sessions are supported by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number D09HP286700100 (Brenda Zierler, PI).

For more information please contact or visit

CoreSansMacyLogo_T3_300pxTrain-the-Trainer Faculty Development Program: Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators

The next Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Faculty Development Training Program (T3-IFDP) workshop will be held August 15–18, 2016 at the University of Washington. 

The T3 Interprofessional Faculty Development Training Program is a comprehensive series of interactive learning opportunities with a focus on interprofessional practice and education designed specifically for clinical educators and collaborative practice partners. The 3.5-day workshops are hosted at 3 university sites around the country: the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), and the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO).

For more information about the T3 Training Program, click here

UW Medicine Regional Heart Center3rd Annual Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy: Reviving the Heart Conference

The conference will be held October 7–8, 2016 at the Motif Hotel in Seattle. Oral and poster presentations during the conference will include be categorized by: 1) Case Reports / Clinical Vignettes / Case Series, 2) Clinical Research, 3)  Translational Research, 4) Quality Improvement / Patient Safety / Outcomes Research, and 5) Nursing / Pharmacy /Allied Health. 

Abstracts should be submitted online in Word format via email by August 8th, 2016. Acceptance notifications will go out on August 22nd, 2016. The best abstracts will be selected for oral presentations and will have a chance to win awards of $500. Presenting authors of accepted abstracts will be provided with complimentary registration for the conference.

For information about abstract requirements and submissions, click here.

For conference details and registration information, click here

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Around the Globe: Local, National and International IPE Events
June 1–2, 2016, Fort Worth, TX
June 3, 2016, Cincinnati, OH
August 1518, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
August 21–23, 2016, Minneapolis, MN
September 6–9, 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom
September 12–15, 2016, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

December 4–7, 2016, Orlando, FL

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