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Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP)

Mission Statement:

Promote and facilitate an environment of interprofessional collaboration amongst health profession students that emphasizes roles and responsibilities, values and ethics, teamwork, and interprofessional communication to optimize patient care.

Vision:

The Department of Assessment and Interprofessional Education will serve as a central focal point for coordinating and integrating activities in:

  • Faculty Development
  • Educational Assessment and Data Analysis
  • Evaluation of Patient-centered Clinical Skills Education
  • Inter-professional Education
  • Entrustable Professional Activities

The Department will also support and collaborate on activities relating to the campus-wide One Health Initiative and Center for Animal and Human Health in Appalachia (CAHA).

Lincoln Memorial University Disciplines, Schools and Colleges

IPE Steering Council 

Interprofessional education (IPE) continues to become an increasingly important aspect of professional education. The number of activities being developed on the LMU campus continues to grow.  In an effort to keep momentum with the campus wide meeting that took place September 2017 and in light of multi-disciplinary activities that have and continue to be developed, the purpose of the IPE Steering Committee is to promote and facilitate an environment of interprofessional collaboration amongst health profession students that emphasizes roles and responsibilities, values and ethics, teamwork, and interprofessional communication to optimize patient care.

IPE Steering Committee Members

Mary Bolton LMU-DCOM Director of Examination and Assessment Services
Jeremy Buchanan LMU-DCOM Clinical Exam Center Coordinator
Marca Cenatiempo LMU-DCOM Director of Health Sciences Research and Grants
Andrew Courtner LMU-Carter & Moyers School of Education Assistant Professor of Education
Rex Hobbs LMU-DCOM Associate Director Physician Assistant Program
Sherry Jimenez LMU-DCOM Associate Dean of Assessment and Interprofessional Education
Jason Johnson LMU-CVM Vice President and Dean LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine
Kimberly Kertis LMU-DCOM Research Specialist, Health Sciences
Brian Kessler LMU-DCOM Vice President and Dean LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anthony Littrell LMU-DCOM Assistant Professor Preventative Medicine and Interim Chair of Public Health
Sylvia Lynch LMU-Carter & Moyers School of Education Dean LMU- Carter & Moyers School of Education
Matthew Lyon LMU-Duncan School of Law Acting Dean, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law
James Maxwell LMU-School of Business Dean and Professor of Management
Stephen Noe LMU-DCOM Assistant Professor of PA Studies
Kay Paris LMU-School of Social Sciences Professor of Social Work/Chair Department of Social Work
Dustin Pulliam LMU-CVM Small Animal Clinical DVM and Assistant Professor of Vet Medicine
Adam Rollins LMU-School of Mathematics and Sciences Dean LMU-School of Mathematics and Sciences
Jennifer Savage LMU-Caylor School of Nursing Assistant Professor of Nursing/Assistant Director of FNP Concentration
Marcelle Savoy LMU-DCOM Medical Librarian
Martin Sellers LMU-School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Dean LMU-School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciencies
Nicole Shields LMU-DCOM Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Elizabeth Thompson LMU-School of Allied Health Sciences Dean LMU-School of Allied Health Sciences
Gary Vroeindewey LMU-CVM Director One Health Program
Gary Wade LMU-Duncan School of Law Vice President and Dean and Professor of Law
Roy Yonts LMU-DCOM Associate Professor and Chair of Family Medicine 
Joshua Engle LMU-DCOM Simulation Lab Coordinator/Instructor
Kellee Hanigan LMU-DCOM West-Knox Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Associate Director for Physical Therapy
Jason Hughes LMU-DCOM West-Know Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Program Director for Occupational Therapy
Paula Miksa LMU-DCOM Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies/Director, Clinical Education, PA Program
Crystal Odle LMU-School of Mathematics and Sciences Director, Nurse Anethesia Concentration
Brent  Thompson LMU-DCOM West-Knox Associate Professor of Anatomy & Chair of Anatomy
Timothy Yost LMU-DCOM West-Knox Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Director of Clinical Education

Competencies

Purposeful collaboration between the various educational disciplines at Lincoln Memorial University fosters educational experiences that focuses on the IPEC Competencies:

  • Values/Ethics
  • Roles/Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teams & Teamwork

Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine incorporates these objectives in its current and future IPE activities:

  • Creating a virtual presence that will allow for asynchronous learning activities, promote interprofessional interactions and allow for one stop programming communication
  • Continued creation of IPE learning activities both curricular and extra-curricular
  • Creating a system for individual programs to account for IPE participation
  • Planning evaluation for all parts of the IPE experience for faculty/staff and students
  • Nurturing leadership qualities that showcase IPC

Interprofessional Education Summary  (Fall 2018)

  1. Center for Animal and Human Health in Appalachia (CAHA)

    On September 14, 2018 as part of the 2-day inaugural Appalachia One Health Leadership Conference, pharmacy (South College), nursing, veterinary, and osteopathic medical students as well as Science program graduate students participated in an Interprofessional activity that focused on solving a problem relevant to One Health.  The case surrounded the instance of a zoonotic infection that was spreading from human to animal with ultimate diagnosis expected from each Interprofessional group of students.  The students who answered the most correct answers posed throughout the activity received prizes.

    Objectives:

    1) Recognize the strengths and collaborative potential of team members of other disciplines

    2) Apply knowledge to work collaboratively on a complex case to discover etiology of disease, and comprehensive treatment options for humans and animals

    3)  Develop a comprehensive treatment plan and practically design a plan to implement said treatment.

    4) Suggest future opportunities to prevent such disease / outbreak

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  2. PA-DO FMHC Team-based Learning Event

    On October 11, 2018 the LMU-DCOM OMS-I Class of 2022 participated in Part One of a two part IPE scenario for the FMHC course.  Part two follows up with the same patient and their progress in the spring semester. 

    Students observed actual and former Physicians Assistants, Pharmacists, Doctors, Nurses, and    Social Workers interact in a scenario designed to highlight how these roles should come          together  to provide successful outcomes for patients.  Patient advocacy and interprofessional respect were two of the main themes.  The scenario showed how negative interactions between these professionals can have impacts on successful outcomes for patients.

    Students learned about the various roles and engaged with faculty on the actions portrayed during the scenario, examining positive examples of interprofessional communication and suggesting how some instances could have been made better.

 

 

Resources

 

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