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Table of Contents, October 2016


Health Sciences IPE News

NWHFC Webinar Videos Online NOW!

NWHFC square logoThe Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative (NWHFC): Project Echo is web-based heart failure consultation and education program for community healthcare providers. The web-based conferences begin with a 15-minute presentation on a heart failure topic by an expert from UW Medicine followed by 45 minutes dedicated to discussing patient cases presented by community providers and questions submitted by participants.

The 15-minute didactic presentations are now available to view here.

For more information about the NWHFC Project Echo, click here or contact nwhfc@uw.edu

3rd Annual Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy: Reviving the Heart Conference

Seattle skyline and 3rd Annual Heart Failure ConferenceThe UW Medicine Regional Heart Center is hosted the 3rd Annual Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy: Reviving the Heart Conference October 7–8 at the Motif Hotel in Seattle. Oral and poster presentations relating to cardiovascular disease and heart failure were featured during the conference. Categories included: 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.

Early Outcomes, Celebrations, and Next Steps for Heart Failure Care Teams

CHSIE LAT workshop 9-20-2016On Tuesday, September 20, over 30 clinicians, faculty and administration staff from University of Washington (UW) Medicine, UW Regional Heart Center (RHC) 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, “Early Outcomes, Celebrations and Next Steps for Heart Failure Care Teams”. This workshop is part of a HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) grant led by Brenda K. Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN in partnership with the RHC and UW Medical Center to develop and implement quality improvement initiatives. The grant and heart failure teams took a bottom-up approach to develop change initiatives by forming Leadership and Change Teams with an interprofessional group of clinicians and UW Medicine leaders to determine what needed improvement and how they could best achieve their goals. The teams determined that improving team communication was a priority and began implementing the use of briefs and structured interprofessional bedside rounding on their inpatient units at the beginning of 2016. 

During the workshop, attendees discussed accomplishments over the last year. Erin Blakeney, PhD, RN, gave a brief introduction to the data collection processes and review of different surveys that were sent to heart failure care team members to track changes in team communication and professional relationships between interprofessional team members between 2014 and 2017. In addition to surveys, preliminary results of observational studies of the inpatient teams as they integrated briefs and structured interprofessional bedside rounding into their daily routines were shared. Data showed significant increases in team communication and relationships from Relational Coordination (RC) and Team Perception Questionnaire (TPQ) surveys. Additionally, rounds observations showed that registered nurses (RN’s) were present more often during rounds, rounds had more consistent start time and individual rounds were shorter (on average). There was predominantly positive feedback from patients, providers, and RN’s.

To read the full article, click here.

All Together Better Health VIII Conference

ATBH VIII 2016 LogoThe 2016 All Together Better Health VIII Conference convened September 6–9 in Oxford, UK and brought together a diverse array of healthcare leaders, providers, executives, educators and policy makers to advance interprofessionalism locally, regionally and worldwide. The conference provided many opportunities for participants to discuss ideas and strategies to improve healthcare for individuals, families and communities across the globe. The theme of this year’s conference was values-based and interprofessional practice.UW School of Nursing faculty members, Brenda Zierler and Erin Blakeney presented at the conference. 

To read the full article, click here.   

Featured IPE Faculty, Staff and Collaborative Partners

Alice ChangThis feature is part of our series highlighting the work of faculty, staff and collaborative partners facilitating IPE and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) at the UW and UW Medical Center.

Our featured collaborative partner for October is Alice Chang, MSW, LICSW, CCTSW. Alice has been a social worker for advanced heart failure patients since 1997. She works with several inpatient units including intensive care to telemetry, as well as in the clinic. She has seen many transformations in healthcare setting with a demand for increase efficiency, communication and to provide better patient care. It is not easy to reach the goal in a complex setting like UWMC. The social worker serves as an anchor on the team, provides the link and support to patients, families and staff. Alice enjoys working with multidisciplinary team members and learning something new every day! 

To read our interview with Ms. Chang, click here

Renee PaquetOur featured collaborative partner for September was Renée Paquet, BSN, RN, Nurse Manager of the CCU (Cardiac Care Unit) at the University of Washington Medical Center. Renée began her nursing career as a bedside nurse in 2008 at the University of Washington Medical Center. As much as she loved being at the bedside, she recently transitioned into a new role as the Nurse Manager in the CCU. Renée has always had an interest in communication and building interpersonal relationships in the healthcare setting to improve the workflow and promote patient safety. Supporting the growth of a work environment where nurses feel valued and respected is something she is very passionate about. Renée believes that it sets them up for success in the workplace and has a positive impact on the patient. 

To read our interview with Ms. Paquet, click here

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Recent IPE Events at UW

Participants at August 2016 T3 workshop.Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program Workshop

The University of Washington hosted a 3.5-day workshop from August 15–18 at its Seattle campus as part of the national Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program (T3-IFDP). 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). Six teams (25 total participants) attended the T3-IFDP program from five universities and medical centers across the U.S. (Husson University, California State University Sacramento, Boise Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Montana State University, and Michigan State University).  Each team was comprised of 3–6 participants from at least two or more different health professions, and together over the three and a half days worked on planning or refining a pre-identified interprofessional team project.

To read the full article, click here

Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative Project Echo Webinar Series

NWHFC square logoThe Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative (NWHFC): Project Echo provides a biweekly, interactive web-based heart failure consultation and education program for community healthcare providers on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Conferences are one-hour online, beginning with a 15-minute presentation. For the next 45 minutes, a community participant presents a patient case (with all PPI removed) and receives consultation from an interprofessional specialist panel from UW Medicine. It is free to register as a participant and there is a small fee for those who elect to receive CME credit for participation.

The following are recent presentations available now online

Putting it together: Pharmacology
August 3, 2016; Presenter: Kevin O'Brien, MD

Internal Cardioverter Defibrillators: Issues of Over and Underutilization
August 17, 2016; Presenter: Todd Dardas, MD

Biventricular Pacing: How Optimal are the benefits?
September 7, 2016; Presenter: Nazem Akoum, MD, MS

Overview of Depression in Heart Failure
September 21, 2016; Presenter: Jean Tang, PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN

The Hidden Issues & Challenges to Managing HF Patients - Psychosocial Aspect of Care
October 5, 2016; Presenter: Alice Chang, MSW, LICSW, CCTSW

For more information about the Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative Project Echo webinar series, please contact nwhfc@uw.edu or visit www.nwhfc.org.  

To read the full article, click here.

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Upcoming IPE Events at UW

NWHFC square logoNorthwest Heart Failure Collaborative: Project Echo, Tentative Topics for Upcoming Webinars

Implicit Bias in Healthcare
October 19, 2016; presenter: Janice Sabin, PhD, MSW

Left Ventricular Assist Devices: When to Consider & What to expect? November 2, 2016

Putting it Together: Device-Based Therapies
November 16, 2016

Chronic Disease Management Programs: What is the Evidence?
December 7, 2016

All webinars begin at 12:00 p.m. PST. Presentations take place during the first 15 minutes and are followed by a community case presentation and consultation. All registered participants can submit cases for consultation.

For more information about the NWHFC, registering, submitting cases, CE/CME credit or viewing previous webinars, please visit www.nwhfc.org.

Foundations of Interprofessional Practice Series

This Autumn quarter, the Foundations of Interprofessional Practice Series will provide two interprofessional training events for all UW Health Sciences pre-licensure students and trainees.

November 4: Interprofessional Care of Veterans
December 8: Doris: Different Views of Health

UW Health Sciences Common Book Series

Catching Homelessness book coverThis year's University of Washington Health Sciences Common Book is Josephine Ensign's new book, “Catching Homelessness: A Nurse’s Story of Falling Through the Safety Net.” The book is partly autobiographical, detailing Ensign's personal experiences with homelessness, and also examines this country’s homelessness epidemic and healthcare systems. At the age of 27, Ensign lost her job as a nurse practitioner working with homeless patients in Richmond, Virginia.  She began suffering from depression and eventually lost her family and house. Today, Ensign is an Associate Professor of Psychosocial and Community Health at the University of Washington School of Nursing. During this academic year, her book will be read and discussed by UW students in all of the Health Sciences Schools: Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work.

The Health Sciences Common Book Series begins this fall with a book reading and signing event with Ensign at the University Bookstore at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17.

Learn more about Ensign’s work at josephineensign.wordpress.com

Train-the-Trainer (T3) Faculty Development Program: Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators Training

CoreSansMacyLogo_T3_300pxThe Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Faculty Development Training Program (T3-IFDP) 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). Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation (Co-PI's: Brenda K. Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN of the University of Washington and Les Hall, MD, FACP of the University of South Carolina). 

The next T3 training event at the University of Washington will be held January 23–26, 2017. 

For more information about the T3 Training Program, click here. 

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Around the Globe: Local, National and International IPE Events

2016 Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk  
October 15, 2016, Seattle, WA

Interprofessional Care for the 21st Century
October 28–29, 2016, Philadelphia, PA

Train-the-Trainer Faculty Development Program: Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators
November 9–12, 2016, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Relational Practices in Health & Healthcare
November 10–12, 2016, Cleveland, OH

28th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
December 4–7, 2016, Orlando, FL

Train-the-Trainer Faculty Development Program: Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators
January 23–26, 2017, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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News from the IHI Open School UW Chapter

IHI Open School logoAutumn Quarter Leadership Meeting

The IHI Open School UW leadership team met on Thursday, October 13 at 4:30 PM in HST T359. Plans for the upcoming year were discussed, with special focus on the 2017 CLARION competition and interprofessional shadowing opportunities. 

The first general meeting of the year will be held on Monday, October 24. All health sciences students and students interested in healthcare improvement are welcome to participate.

For more information or to subscribe to the UW Chapter listserv, email Julian Whitford at jwhit4d@uw.edu. 

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