Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

DOI

10.1515/ijnes-2017-0040

Publication Title

International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship

Volume

15

Issue

1

Pages

1-9

Abstract

PROBLEM:

Preparing health professional students for interprofessional collaborative practice, especially at a distance where provider shortages prevail remains difficult.

APPROACH:

A two-week interprofessional education (IPE) immersion experience preparing students from 11 disciplines and four universities was implemented. Week-one, using online technology, students develop/present an interprofessional careplan for a complex patient. Students then meet face-to-face to conduct group interviews with two standardized patient dyads. Week-two, students develop a website for use of the patient dyads. Websites are presented to faculty and fellow students via an online virtual meeting space.

OUTCOMES:

To date, 594 students have participated demonstrating capacity to: 1.effectively engage in interprofessional care,  2. utilize Telehealth to impact care and break down barriers of isolation, and 3. implement skills to advance healthcare.

CONCLUSION:

IPE combined with Telehealth technology provides future providers with knowledge and skills for interprofessional care regardless of geographic barriers. Next Step: Integrate more technology using mobile devices and enhance the evaluation process.

Comments

Publisher version available from the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, DeGruyter Publishing House:

https://doi.org/10.1515/ijnes-2017-0040

Original Publication Citation

Sweeney Haney, T., Kott, K., Rutledge, C. M., Britton, B., Fowler, C. N., & Poston, R. D. (2018). How to prepare interprofessional teams in two weeks: An innovative education program nested in telehealth. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 15(1), 1-9. doi:10.1515/ijnes-2017-0040

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