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eLearning Meets Interprofessional Competencies and Team-Based Primary Care

January 16, 2018

How do we provide practical, competency-based interprofessional team training to students and practitioners from a myriad of health professions whose schedules are so varied and busy that in-person group training is difficult, if not impossible, to coordinate?  And - How do we bring together IPEC® competencies with primary care practice in ways that are relevant to students and capture clinical practice in an authentic way?

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From I to We: The Magic of Teams

December 12, 2017

I was asked to speak at the first advanced IPEC Institute in October this year. Academic-Practice teams come to IPEC workshops from all over the US to work on growing their interprofessional programs. The topic for my talk was integrating IPEC competencies in interprofessional learning. I set out to involve everyone in CAIPER who wanted to be involved in crafting the IPEC presentation. It’s not that I haven’t asked for input or help before, but this time I wanted something deeper, more organic, and reflective of much more than my solo voice. It seemed time to walk a deeper talk of teamwork in my presentations.

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Collaborating Across Borders VI: A Light in the Dark

November 14, 2017

For three exciting and packed days, hundreds of academics, clinicians, students, patients and researchers came together to share work in improving patient outcomes and patient care, driving down healthcare costs, and improving provider satisfaction. It was a group of people with a clear message: Things are better than ever, and we’re continuing to improve.

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Catalyzing Change: Maximizing Registered Nurse Scope of Practice in Interprofessional Primary Care

October 11, 2017

The American health system has already begun a transition from a sick model to a patient centered/community-based prevention and wellness system. As nurse educators it is our charge to educate and prepare the next generation of nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for optimizing team-based care and interprofessional practice. 

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From Medicine to Journalism: Interprofessional Teamwork at the SHOW Student-Run Clinic

September 22, 2017

Many people see clinics as a place only for health students to volunteer, but in actuality it requires many different schools of thought to function successfully. Like our clients, student-run clinics are much more complex than they seem, and they need attention from many different disciplines...

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Join the CAIPER Team at the 2017 Nexus Summit!

August 9, 2017

As the summer temperatures continue to soar in Arizona, the CAIPER team is beginning to look forward to spending a few days in the cooler weather of Minneapolis, at the Nexus Summit 2017 on August 20-23. Here’s a sneak peek at all the sessions and activities we’ll be engaging in.

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Bringing Interprofessional Education into the Virtual World for Online Learners

March 1, 2017

Dr. Heidi Sanborn presents a template for faculty looking to expand interprofessional education (IPE) offerings in their courses and make IPE available to their online learners. It features a free, expandable, and customizable learning activity that can be offered across departments, colleges, and universities at no cost to students and programs. This fully developed learning activity is an effective and affordable solution for online faculty looking to bring IPE into the virtual world.

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