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.
The Department of Assessment and Interprofessional Education will serve as a central focal point for coordinating and integrating activities in:
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).
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|
|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|
Purposeful collaboration between the various educational disciplines at Lincoln Memorial University fosters educational experiences that focuses on the IPEC Competencies:
Lincoln Memorial University - DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine incorporates these objectives in its current and future IPE activities:
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.
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
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.
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