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From the Desk of CAIPER

March 30, 2020

Stories from the Field: How to Do Teaming and IPE at a Distance

Last week, we launched a series to share practical ways to work as virtual teams and to teach teamwork and collaboration at a distance.  The tips and stories come from things we’ve learned through our own work as a remote team, from education and practice members of the Arizona Nexus, and from our national interprofessional colleagues and networks. This rolling article featuring guest posts will be updated with the new stories from the field, as they are submitted. 

March 23, 2020

Hanging Together – Practical Ways to Reduce Isolation and Build Teamness

As we look around from our remote working sites, we are so grateful to everyone in the healthcare community – providers, administrators, faculty, staff, students – for showing us how to mobilize with strength and integrity. It’s a rough time. We have been thinking about how we – as members of a one interprofessional center – could help. One small thing we felt we could contribute is communication about practical ways we’ve learned from our own work and from education and practice members of the Arizona Nexus, and our national interprofessional colleagues and networks to work as virtual teams and to teach teamwork and collaboration at a distance.

February 12, 2020

Launching Team Conversations About Tough Topics

The latest issue of the Team Care Connections digital magazine, Conversations About Moral Distress and Moral Injury, tackles this tough subject and offers examples of how moral distress and moral injury may show up and what team members can do to prevent them and lessen their impact.

January 9, 2020

Interprofessional Voices: The Story Within the Story

The 2nd Annual AZ Nexus Conference, held in November 2019, focused on storytelling and narrative as a teaching and learning method for the application of interprofessional education and team-based care. Topics ranged from using medical improvisation to help with communication to storytelling and the sharing of narratives and how this approach helps not only patients, but care providers. Highlights from the 2019 conference are captured in a digital story.

November 12, 2019

Team Care Connections – A New Approach to Team Training

Check out the premiere issue of Team Care Connections, a new way to deliver team care training for primary care teams. Team Care Connections is an interactive digital magazine designed in partnership with primary care teams caring for high risk patients with very complex care needs.

September 12, 2019

Interprofessional Highlights from 2 Important Fall Conferences

Innovation abounds at the start of Fall conference season, with CAIPER and partners showcasing new interprofessional tools for team training in education and practice. Over the course of three very busy days, CAIPER and partners from Edson College of Nursing and AT Still University traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Nexus Summit 2019, and then immediately off to Chicago for the National Association of Community Health Centers Community Health Institute and EXPO (2019 NACHC-CHI). 

July 18, 2019

At the Intersection of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice: The Making of the Preceptor’s Guide to the Nexus

This is the story of the Preceptor's Guide, which supports the important role of practitioners across health professions who serve as preceptors for health professions students and teams. It honors their role in advancing learner competencies within clinical learning environments. The goal was to develop pilot interprofessional practice sites where health professions students from different disciplines and universities could learn to work together as members of high-quality collaborative teams.


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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.