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IPE INFORM is a brand-new series of monthly programming from the Campbell University Office of Interprofessional Education. The series provides faculty members, practitioners, and other professionals with new opportunities to earn continuing education credit. Though the program targets health sciences faculty members and clinical practitioners, IPE INFORM is open to all who are interested. IPE INFORM aims to improve attendees’ understanding of interprofessional collaboration while focusing on different relevant topics each month.

The 2021 IPE INFORM series kicks off with IPE Facilitator Training, the perfect opportunity for faculty members to gain recognition as CUIPE-certified facilitators. The session will provide participants with strategies and techniques to facilitate small group sessions and prepare them for the various kinds of IPE discussions and activities they may encounter. Best practices in small group facilitation will be discussed. Participants will have the chance to put their learning into practice in a simulated group discussion activity.

Learning objectives include: (1) Discuss best practices in small group facilitation and moderation; (2) Compare and discuss differences between small group discussion and interprofessional group discussion; (3)  Discuss goals and strategies for facilitating interprofessional small groups; (4) Practice facilitating small interprofessional groups.

Refresh your understanding of Medicaid with an updated overview, covering the basics of the federal health insurance plan and recent updates to policy.

Learning objectives include: 1) explain details about NC Medicaid, Medicaid pharmacy statistics, and Medicaid prescription drug coverage; (2) discuss NC Medicaid pharmacy program’s flexibilities implemented amidst the pandemic; (3) discuss the Medicaid transformation and the move to managed care.

In hospice and end-of-life care, interprofessional collaboration is a necessity. How can the interprofessional collaborative healthcare team improve the quality of life and respect patients’ wishes? What professions are engaged in the end-of-life stage? This session seeks to explore how professionals can collaborate across disciplines to deliver high-quality patient-centered-care to patients approaching the end of life.

Learning objectives include: (1) Provide an overview of hospice and palliative care – including the various physical, mental, and emotional needs of patients; (2) Identify professions engaged in caring for hospice and palliative care patients; (3) Discuss how professionals can collaborate together in the care of patients at this stage; (4) Discuss how teams can center interprofessional practice around the patient with respect to patient’s wishes, institutional expectations, and societal expectations; (5) Identify collaborative approaches for patients considering end-of-life decisions; (6) Discuss how caregivers can and should be incorporated into the interprofessional team.

Learn how interprofessional collaboration can reduce and prevent drug-induced cardiac events, and take away concrete strategies to use in clinical practice.

Learning objectives include: (1) identify pharmacotherapies that can lead to arrhythmias; (2) learn how to conduct assessments focusing on patients’ profiles and risk factors; (3) discuss appropriate strategies of monitoring patients after delivering pharmacotherapeutics; (4) explain the mechanics behind drug‐induced proarrhythmias; (5) discuss best practices of cardiac safety for interprofessional teams.

Oftentimes, IPE is an abstract concept to many who have not had real-life experience working in truly interprofessional collaborative teams. In this session, participants will witness several demonstrations of interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP). The session will also feature interactive components to allow attendees to gain hands-on experience in interprofessional care. Lastly, other IPE professionals from North Carolina institutions will speak to how IPE is implemented outside of Campbell University.

Learning objectives include: (1) Discuss demonstrations of interprofessional care in 3 – 4 patient cases; (2) complete interactive IPCP patient case; (3) identify positive outcomes of IPCP; (4) identify and discuss methods of promoting IPCP to students; (5) discuss how IPE is implemented in other institutions.

Start your summer right with the IPE INFORM Summer Series! Part 1 starts with Beach Medicine – a complete overview for all healthcare providers and patients alike and what you need to know about summer activities, including topics like sun protection, heat safety, dehydration, injury prevention, and more! Learn about how interprofessional collaboration is engaged in both the prevention and management of summer-related conditions and injuries.

Learning objectives include (1) Identify common summer-related conditions, issues, injuries, and more; (2) discuss appropriate strategies for prevention and treatment of aforementioned issues; (3) identify and discuss how interprofessional teams are engaged in caring for patients with summer-related conditions and injuries.

The IPE INFORM Summer Series continues with the perennial pest of the summer – insect bites! Hear from speakers who will provide an overview of the various types of insect bites and their signs and symptoms, as well as subsequent diseases associated with different kinds of bites.

Learning objectives include: (1) identify common insect bites and subsequent diseases; (2) discuss appropriate treatment strategies for common insect bites and associated diseases; (3) discuss homeopathic and non-traditional treatments for insect bites; (4) discuss how interprofessional collaboration is engaged in the treatment and prevention of insect bites and diseases.

In the pinnacle of North Carolina summer heat, the IPE INFORM Summer Series ends with Part 3: Sweat – Don’t Swelter. In this session, speakers will discuss the dangers of heat exhaustion and the different populations that are particularly at risk in high temperatures, and strategies the healthcare team can employ to care for these kinds of patients. Our presenters will also explore different options to stay active even when it’s a pain to go outside.

Learning Objectives: (1) Identify populations at risk for heat-related illnesses;  (2) identify and discuss various health risks of high temperatures; (3) discuss barriers to exercise that exist due to heat; (4) identify and discuss options for exercise during the summer; (5) discuss interprofessional approaches to heat-related illnesses.

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases among patients in rural communities. In Harnett County, wherein Campbell University is located, Diabetes Mellitus is one of the leading causes of death (along with heart disease, cancer, and COPD). In this session, our presenters will provide an overview of the disease and its prevalence in rural communities as well as an in-depth discussion about how diabetes can be effectively managed by interprofessional collaborative teams.

Learning Objectives include: (1) Review diabetes and those populations at risk for the disease, especially those in rural communities; (2) identify strategies for helping patients in rural communities manage diabetes; (3) identify barriers to care faced by patients with diabetes in rural areas; (4) discuss options for assisting these patients in accessing care; (5) discuss strategies for interprofessional teams to collaborate to care for patients with diabetes.  

The success of any interprofessional team rests, especially on effective interprofessional communication. In this session, our speakers will discuss the types of communication strategies that interprofessional teams can employ to efficiently communicate and thus provide effective collaborative care that improves patient outcomes.

Learning objectives include: (1) Define interprofessional communication; (2) Identify/list various communication strategies used by interprofessional teams; (3) Discuss which communication approaches are best in different scenarios; (4) Discuss problem-solving strategies for teams or team members facing communication barriers; (5) Discuss strategies for teams or professionals wishing to improve communication procedures within their team.

Every year as the holidays round the corner we start focusing on the ways we will try (or fail) to stay healthy during the holiday season. We think about more eating, less exercise, and more stress. But what if instead of worrying about how to maintain our bodily health, we let our bodies do the work for us? In this session, our guests will discuss concrete strategies for facing the holiday season from a nutritional and homeopathic perspective.

Learning objectives include: (1) Identify stressors experienced by the body during the holidays, including physical, mental, and emotional stressors; (2) Identify and discuss various approaches, especially nutritional and homeopathic strategies, that can alleviate holiday stress due to overeating, less exercise, and social and emotional stress. 

In this session, the Campbell University Office of Interprofessional Education will review updates in IPE research and current developments in interprofessional education across the globe. Guests from other IPE programs will speak to how IPE is delivered in other institutions in North Carolina. The group will discuss lessons and takeaways from IPE that participants can apply to not only their practice as a health professional but also as an individual – especially in light of the upcoming holiday season. The office will also provide information about upcoming IPE programming.

Learning objectives include (1) Review current research in IPE; (2) Discuss current interprofessional education efforts across the globe; (3) Discuss how IPE is delivered at other institutions, especially in North Carolina; (4) Discuss how IPE concepts can be applied in a variety of scenarios.


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