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From the Desk of CAIPER

May 20, 2020

3 Quick Icebreakers for the Virtual Interprofessional Classroom

Doing virtual icebreakers with classes working and learning about interprofessional education and practice has been a fun way to connect, learn and reduce stress. Here are three quick icebreakers you can do in a virtual classroom.  

May 13, 2020

Moral Distress During COVID-19: Listen For It, Support Each Other

I began writing this blog some weeks back. At the time, we all were just beginning to grasp the magnitude of what we would experience with COVID-19. The stories coming from the front lines of health care were powerful and concerning. Health care workers were stepping forward in the face of huge risks: If I go to work today, will I put my family at risk? If I don’t, will I fail my patients, my team?

May 6, 2020

Students At the Front Lines of the Pandemic – A Nurse's Perspective On Teamwork and Unity During COVID-19

Teamwork, or unity, among nurses is the basis of nurse sustainability, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic period. Having a kind and compassionate heart comes first in nursing. However, COVID-19 is escalating the fear and stress in nurses.

May 5, 2020

Students At the Front Lines of the Pandemic – Quality, Safety and Teamwork During COVID-19

As an Infection Preventionist, I perform compliance audits and coaching for frontline teams about hand hygiene and transmission-based precautions every day. When the impact of COVID-19 hit my hospital, the Infection Prevention team took center stage as subject matter experts and guides in a chaotic new reality.

April 28, 2020

Reflections During the Changing Times in IPE

A few weeks ago, members of the Creighton University Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) team, Joy Doll and Katie Packard presented "Prevailing in IPE during a Pandemic: Reflections from an Interprofessional Team" as part of the National Center’s Connecting at the Nexus: COVID-19 Edition webinar series.

The discussion encouraged me to reflect on what teams do have control over during what seems like uncontrollable times...

April 27, 2020

Five Lessons on IPE During a Global Pandemic

I was getting ready to go to bed during a visit to my parents in Chattanooga, Tennessee on a Monday night. It was Spring Break and myself along with my kiddos were taking a break from our usual routine. I noticed an email from our University President. He was seeking guidance on if we should postpone or cancel a significant interprofessional event for the homeless that Creighton has hosted for 12 years due to the forming risk of COVID-19.

April 21, 2020

Lessons on Teamwork and Collaboration from a Crisis: What have you learned that you want to take forward with you?

In October, 2019, representatives from Edson College’s undergraduate and graduate programs created an Interprofessional Guiding Coalition to broaden the impact of its interprofessional footprint in practice, education, and research. At their April 2020 meeting, members of this group reflected on what we’re learning about teamwork and IPE during the COVID-19 crisis. 


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May 24, 2022

Details announced for this year’s In-Person and Virtual Nexus Summit 2022

May 24, 2022

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education will host this year’s in-person Nexus Summit August 20th – 23rd with additional virtual days on September 13th – 14th.