Interprofessional Collaboration for Improved Dementia Care Outcomes

 

HOW TO APPLY

Students in Dental Hygiene, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy are invited to apply for a paid three-session workshop.

SPEAK WITH FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES

  • Carol Nguyen – School of Dentistry
  • Rebekah Sculley – School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Carol White – School of Nursing
  • Dr. Laura Novak – School of Health Professions

ATTEND A INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAM TRAINING WORKSHOP

Faculty representing three schools of UT Health San Antonio have created a three-session Interprofessional co-curricular workshop. The objectives are to formalize provider communication and teamwork among health providers using an Interprofessional Education, IPE approach with a co-curricular IPE collaboration between the UTHSA Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, and Health Professions, Division of Occupational Therapy. As the students interact, the objective is that student teams will begin to understand each other’s roles in healthcare and identify collaboration opportunities.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

UT Health San Antonio has developed a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that supports the institution’s mission of “making lives better through excellence in education, research, health care, and community engagement.” The QEP, titled “Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration (LINC),” will enhance interprofessional education (IPE). The long-term impact of the QEP initiative is to develop students who can contribute to interprofessional teams by providing quality patient care that leads to improved health outcomes.

INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAM TRAINING WORKSHOP

The interprofessional team training workshop is a free, synchronous, three two-hour sessions offered by UT Health IPC faculty. The workshop is designed to enhance your ability to communicate and collaborate in interprofessional healthcare teams.

 

Source: Team STEPPS TRIANGLE MODEL

 

 

SOURCE: World Health Organization (2010): Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and & Collaborative Practice

 

HOW CAN IPC ENHANCE YOUR EDUCATION

  • IPC can help you to develop the necessary knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors to become effective members within a healthcare team
  • Provides an opportunity for you to understand the roles of health professions and how to communicate effectively
  • Offers career and social networking opportunities

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1.     Overview of the three IPC competencies:

  • Understand role and responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teams and Teamwork

2.     Describe the roles of interprofessional team members and how these roles apply to working in teams

3.     Utilize structured communication strategies to analyze case studies using IPC domains

 

UT Health campus faculty are seeking:

  • Four (4) Senior Dental Hygiene
  • Four (4) Nursing Students
  • Four (4) Second Year Occupational Therapy

We aim to recruit a total of twelve UT Health SA students from SoD, SoN, and SHP.

Upon completion of all session activities, participants will receive $150.00 for participation.

OVERVIEW

Participants of this Interprofessional Team training workshop series will learn about the following principles as related to the oral-systemic connection and improve care for patients living with dementia. The overarching goal is for the participants to learn from, with, and about each other’s respective disciplines by meeting IPEC competencies for Teams and Teamwork, Communication, and Roles and Responsibilities at each session.

How will this work?

Participants will meet once per month in a blended learning format, with face-to-face interactive learning. Meetings will be held on campus in the SHP room TBA 6:00 – 8:30 PM

  • October 2021
  • November 2021
  • December 2021

Interested students should complete the interest survey and submit the following documents by August 21, 2021.

  1. Complete the survey: https://uthscsa.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aahhzKtUyA3ibKm
  2.  Submit resume as an attachment to brackett@uthscsa.edu

Contact: Jennifer Brackett for more information.

Phone: 210-450-8715

Email: brackett@uthscsa.edu

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