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Health Sciences IPE News

NWHFC Project ECHO Webinars on YouTube

Photo: NWHFC Project ECHO webinars on YouTube.Didactic presentations from the Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative (NWHFC) Project ECHO webinars 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 2016 NWHFC Project ECHO webinars is available here.

The NWHFC webinars are free to register and participate in. 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.

Collaborating for Better Health IPE Kick-Off Event

IPE Kickoff on March 9, 2017.The Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice (CHSIE) Steering Committee hosted the Collaborating for Better Health IPE Kick-Off Event on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the UW Waterfront Activities Center. Nearly 100 faculty, clinicians, students, and staff from twenty disciplines across the UW campus came to learn more about CHSIE and upcoming IPE initiatives at the UW. With additional funding from the Board of Health Sciences, CHSIE is expanding its focus to new areas. The new steering committee is composed of faculty representatives from each of the six UW health science schools: dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and social work. The goal for the kick-off event was to provide a welcoming space for those interested in interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice to build connections, share existing work, and provide input to CHSIE in its planning stages as the coordinating body for IPE at UW. To read the full article, click here.

UWMC Heart Failure Change Teams Present Their WorkAlice Chang and Susan Pambianco presenting their poster.

During the week of March 13, Advanced Heart Failure (AHF) Change Teams presented posters at UWMC’s Patient Safety Fair and UW’s Organizational Excellence Showcase. These events provided the Change Teams with the opportunity to highlight their ongoing work and dedication to improving patient care and system processes. The AHF Change Teams presented three posters: Using Patient Safety Principles to Create a High-Functioning, Interprofessional CCU Team on 5SE, Regional Heart Center Outpatient Change Team, and Structured Interprofessional Bedside Rounding. To read the full article, click here.

New Article from UW Professor Sara Kim Discusses Healthcare Conflict

Journal of Interprofessional Care CoverIn a new article, “Individual, interpersonal, and organizational factors of healthcare conflict: A scoping review" published in the Journal of Interprofessional Care, Dr. Sara Kim and her co-authors discuss how the current literature reports the sources and consequences of conflicts among healthcare professionals. They report that disrespect, lack of support, weak team collaboration, ambiguity of professional roles, scope of practice, reporting structure and workflows negatively affect job satisfaction and retention. According to the article, “individual conflict sources included personal traits, such as self-focus, self-esteem, or worldview, as well as individuals’ conflict management styles. These conflicts posed threats to one’s physical, mental, and emotional health and to one’s ability to perform at work.” To read our full article, click here.

CHSIE Team Members Nominated for UW Distiguished Staff Award

CHSIE team members Debra, Brenda, Amanda, Megan, Nicole, Laurel.The Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research, and Practice (CHSIE) staff members Debra Liner, Amanda Moore, and Laurel Barchet were nominated for the 2017 UW Distinguished Staff Award. This award represents the University’s highest honor by recognizing individual staff and teams (employed for at least six months) that “display a commitment to the UW and a passion for their work that never rests.” Although our team did not win, we feel very honored to have been nominated for this award by interprofessional faculty from the UW’s health sciences schools.

To read about the 2017 UW Distinguished Staff Award recipients, click here.

Featured IPE Faculty, Staff and Collaborative Partners

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

Amy Kim and Tracy Brazg.For March and April, 2017, we are featuring Amy Kim, DDS (UW School of Dentistry) and Tracy Brazg, MSW, MPH, MA, PhD-C, the two newest members of our Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research & Practice (CHSIE) leadership team. Dr. Amy Kim, a strong champion of IPE within the UW School of Dentistry and Health Sciences programs, joins us as our new Co-Director of Education & Community Partnerships. Tracy Brazg has been involved in IPE at UW for many years, particularly in the Foundations of Interprofessional Practice events required by nearly all of the Health Sciences programs at the UW. She joins us as our new Assistant Director of Education & Community Partnerships. To read more about Amy and Tracy and our interview with them, click here.

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Recent IPE Events at UW

Patient Safety Training for Health Sciences Students

P4PS First, Do No Harm Patient Safety Video Series.On Thursday, March 30, the UW Chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School hosted the first of a three-part interprofessional patient safety training program. The “First, Do No Harm” training videos are a three-part series developed by the Partnership for Patient Safety (P4PS) to assist healthcare delivery organizations and schools implement a patient-centered, system-based approach to reducing preventable patient harm. Julie Duncan, the Director of the UWMC Center for Clinical Excellence, facilitated the discussion during the Part 1 screening. Health sciences students from a number of different disciplines participated: Orthotics and Prosthetics, Dietetics, Master's of Public Health, Master's of Healthcare Administration, Doctor of Pharmacy, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. To read our full article, click here.

Building Highly Reliable Organizations, Leadership Workshop with Guest Speaker Dr. Tim Vogus

Dr. Tim Vogus presenting at the UW on March 15, 2017.On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, around 60 faculty, staff, students and healthcare providers from the University of Washington (UW) and UW Medical Center (UWMC) attended the Leadership Workshop What Makes an Organization Highly Reliable. Guest speaker Dr. Tim Vogus, PhD, Professor of Management and Faculty Director for Leadership Development Program at Vanderbilt University, kicked off part one of the workshop with a 40-min presentation describing key aspects of highly reliable organizations (HRO) Part two  transitioned to a two-hour, interactive team work session for the UWMC cardiology units and UW Regional Heart Center (RHC) outpatient clinic. The Leadership Workshop is part of a quarterly professional and team development series funded by the Advanced Heart Failure Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (AHF-IPCP) grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); lead by Professor Brenda Zierler (UW School of Nursing), and in collaboration with the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice (CHSIE).

To read the full article, click here.

Causes of Causes: Pediatric Oral Health Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program Workshop

Foundations of IP Practice Causes of Causes 2017.On Thursday, March 2, the Foundations of Interprofessional Practice series held their third IPE event of the 2016 -2017 academic calendar for health sciences students. All University of Washington (UW) students in dentistry, dietetics, medicine (absent for this session), 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.

To read the full article, click here.

Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program Workshop

T3 participants learn role play activity at Jan 2017 workshop.The University of Washington hosted a 3.5-day workshop from January 23–26 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). Four teams (22 total participants) attended from Johns Hopkins University, the Yakima Valley Interprofessional Practice and Education Collaborative, Texas A&M and the University of Washington RIDE Program.  Each team was comprised of participants from 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. Teams 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.

Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative Project ECHO Webinars

NWHFC square logoThe Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative (NWHFC): Project ECHO is an interactive web-based heart failure discussion and education program for community healthcare providers. The one-hour webinars take place on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, beginning with a 15-minute didactic presentation followed by a case presentation from a community participant (with all PPI removed) and case discussion with 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.

Impact of Diabetes in Heart Failure
January 4, 2017; Presenter: Kevin O'Brien, MD

Invasive Pressure Monitoring: Role in Disease Management Programs
January 18, 2017; Presenter: Todd Dardas, MD, MS

Telehealth in the Home
February 1, 2017; Presenter: George Demiris, PhD, FACMI

Depression in Heart Failure: Part 2
March 1, 2017; Presenter: Jean Tang, PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN

The Role of the Kidney in Heart Failure
March 15, 2017; Presenter: Todd Dardas, MD, MS

To view didactic presentations currently available online, click here. For more information about the Northwest Heart Failure Collaborative Project ECHO webinars, visit www.nwhfc.org.  

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Upcoming IPE Events at UW

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

Care Transition Programs
April 5, 2017; Presenter: Hilary Law, MN, RN, CHFN

Topic TBD
April 19, 2017; Presenter: Gregory A. Wood, MD

Cognitive impairment and heart failure care 
May 3, 2017; Presenter: Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, RN

Ethics of heart failure management
May 17, 2017; Presenter: James Kirkpatrick, MD

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 http://collaborate.uw.edu/news-and-events/nwhfc/videos-of-webinar-presentations.html.

Foundations of Interprofessional Practice Series

On April 19, the Foundations of Interprofessional Practice Series will provide their fourth and final interprofessional training event for the 2016-2017 academic year, “Error Disclosure Simulation.” This is required training for many UW Health Sciences pre-licensure students and trainees that meets accreditation standards for their health professions programs.

"Listening to Stories for a Change"

UW Health Sciences Common Book Series 2016-2017.On Thursday, April 27th, the UW Health Sciences Common Book Subcommittee is hosting 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 will share powerful stories and poems of reclaiming their lives.

The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Walker-Ames Room (#225) in Kane Hall on the UW Seattle Campus. A light dinner will be provided. There will also be an opportunity at the end for Q&A’s, as well as book signings provided by Ubookstore.  

Please RSVP before April 20th at https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/swzxe. Please contact David Fernando at somserve@uw.edu if you have any questions or concerns. To stay in the loop about the UW Health Sciences Common Book Series, subscribe at https://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/hscommonbook.

2017 Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy Conference

UW Medicine Continuing Medical EducationFriday, 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.

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Around the Globe: Local, National and International IPE Events

2017 NW Regional Telehealth Resource Center Conference
April 10–12, 2017, Hyatt Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave, Seattle

2017 IPE Summit: High Performance Innovation Teams: An Interprofessional Approach to Health
April 11, 2017, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program
April 19–22, 2017, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

3rd Annual Southeastern IPE Conference--Merging Academics and Practice through the Clinical Experience
April 20–21, 2017, Pigeon Forge, TN

Clinical Cardiology Pearls for Primary Care
April 28–29, 2017, Sheraton Hotel, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle

2017 IPEC Spring Institute
May 3–5, 2017, Washington, DC

2017 Spring Primary Care Conference
May 20–23, 2017, Spokane, WA

2017 NW Pharmacy Convention: Connecting Talent and Driving Change
June 1–4, 2017, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference
June 25–27, 2017, Boston, MA

Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program
August 14–17, 2017, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

NEXUS Summit 2017: Provocative Ideas for Practical IPE
August 20–23, 2017, Minneapolis, MN

For our complete list of upcoming IPE Events and Conferences, click here.

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News from the IHI Open School UW Chapter

IHI Open School logoSpring Quarter Events

The IHI Open School UW Chapter is hosting Parts 2 and 3 of the "First, Do No Harm" patient safety training video series this Spring Quarter.

Part 2: April 20, 2017, 5:006:30 pm, (location TBD)
Part 3: May 18, 2017, 5:006:30 pm, (location TBD)

For more information about the video series, visit the P4PS product webpage at http://p4ps.net/products-and-previews.html. For more information about the IHI Open School UW Chapter contact ihi@uw.edu.

To read about the Part 1 training on March 30th, click here.

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