UW IPE Curricula Available on MedEdPORTAL

Aug 2, 2018

Three cases are designed to address an array of<br />healthcare issues across the lifespan.

In April 2018, MedEdPORTAL published two IPE curriculum submissions from University of Washington health sciences faculty and staff. “Elizabeth: Typical or Troubled Teen?” and “The Power of a Team: Interprofessional Care of the Patient” are both designed to actively engage advanced practice health professions students and trainees in interprofessional teams to discuss an unfolding video case and develop a plan of care. These curricula were developed by the HRSA Technology-Enhanced Advanced Practice Nursing grant team at the University of Washington. This grant funded the development and integration of interprofessional team training into nine existing courses in the Health Sciences schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry and the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program.

 “Elizabeth: Typical or Troubled Teen?” is a fully developed curriculum to actively engage advanced practice health professions students and trainees in interprofessional teams to discuss an unfolding case and develop a plan of care for an adolescent with primary care needs compounded by complex psycho-social needs. The patient, Elizabeth, is a 15 y.o. Caucasian female who is establishing care with a new primary care provider. This primary care clinic is a private practice located within a larger medical complex building with other services such as subspecialist care, urgent care, and pharmacy. As the initial interview with the patient and her mother progresses, it becomes clear that there are numerous psycho-social issues needing to be addressed. The primary care provider must decide how to handle this case. This curriculum is available from MedEdPORTAL at https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10712http://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10249.

The “Elizabeth” curriculum was developed for Advanced Practice Nurse trainees, Family Medicine Residents, Physician Assistant students, Pharmacy students, and Master of Social Work students and piloted on October 16, 2013 with more than 75 health sciences students. Curriculum developers include: Gail Johnson DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC (School of Nursing), Jennifer Sonney, PhD, ARNP, PNPCP (School of Nursing), Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, MPH, RN (School of Nursing), Linda Vorvick, MD (School of Medicine, MEDEX Northwest), Lois Thetford, PA-C (School of Medicine, MEDEX Northwest) Taryn Lindhorst, PhD, LCSW (School of Social Work) and Debra Liner, Program Operations Manager (School of Nursing).

For more information about the “Elizabeth: Typical or Troubled Teen?” curriculum, visit https://collaborate.uw.edu/ipe-teaching-resources/ipe-cases-curriculum-for-students/typical-or-troubled-teen/.

“The Power of a Team: Using Unfolding Video Cases in Interprofessional Education for Advanced Health Trainees” is a fully developed curriculum to actively engage advanced practice health professions students and trainees in interprofessional teams to discuss one of two unfolding cases and develop a plan of care. The two cases involve a mother and newborn infant seeking care (Jessica and Caleb) and an elderly immigrant man with oral complications (Mr. Kim). The Jessica and Caleb case centered on a new young mother who, at age 20, gave birth to Caleb at 38 weeks. Jessica wants to transfer care of her newborn to the shelter where she is currently residing. She is experiencing challenges around breast-feeding, is fatigued, is not eating well, and is experiencing gum bleeding. She has minimal social support. The Mr. Kim case centers on an elderly Korean immigrant living in an independent community-based living facility with his wife. He has several chronic diseases and sees multiple providers. He is experiencing severe dental carious lesions as a result of additive xerostomia effects from his multiple medications. This case highlights the challenges of working with non-English-speaking populations and lack of communication across providers. This curriculum is available from MedEdPORTAL at https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10707.

For more information about the  Jessica and Caleb—Moms and Babies curriculum visit https://collaborate.uw.edu/ipe-teaching-resources/ipe-cases-curriculum-for-students/mothers-babies-jessica-caleb-case/.

For more information about the Mr. Kim—Geriatric Oral Health curriculum, visit https://collaborate.uw.edu/ipe-teaching-resources/ipe-cases-curriculum-for-students/geriatric-oral-health-case/.

References

Sonney, J., Willgerodt, M., Lindhorst, T., Brock, D. (2018). Elizabeth: Typical or Troubled Teen? A Training Case for Health Professionals to Recognize and Report Child Maltreatment. MedEdPORTAL Publication. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10712

Willgerodt, M., Sonney, J., Liner, D., Barchet, L. (2018). The Power of a Team: Using Unfolding Video Cases in Interprofessional Education for Advanced Health Trainees. MedEdPORTAL Publication: https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10707