Joan Stout Advancement of Inter-Professional Collaboration and Education
The Advancement of Inter-professional Collaboration and Education Project (Aka: Project ADVICE), made possible by Joan Stout, will be a transformative resource promoting the collaboration of healthcare professionals, at every level and discipline, in patient care to support best possible outcomes for patient care. Project ADVICE is a four-year initiative that will seek to measure the longitudinal impact on student learning outcomes and practice.
Project ADVICE with be administered by Dr. Carl Cramer, Assistant Dean - College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) - in consultation with faculty seeks to increase competency in both inter-professional and collaborative clinical practice for all CNHS students.
The project also aims to encourage students and faculty to create lasting resources for the inter-professional education of students at Barry University and other local colleges and universities -- with the intent to graduate entry-level healthcare professionals who are able to transform their practice locations into collaborative patient-centered practice settings, while improving the inter-professional collaboration and communication skills of our alumni.
Project ADVICE will be a multimodal approach to improving hands-on, collaborative clinical skills. Some of the initiatives supported by the project include:
- Developing a series of classroom lectures and seminars on communication skills and best practices that promote collaboration and inter- and trans-disciplinary clinical problem solving.
- Providing enrichment opportunities to faculty and students to develop and enhance collaboration across disciplines.
- Developing asynchronous learning modules on inter- and trans- disciplinary collaboration that will be integrated throughout the undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula (and available to all students in Barry's health-related programs).
- Establishing an online resource that will be available to students and alum.
- Developing and implementing inter-professional simulation scenarios for students in health related programs to allow for skill development and practice.
- Developing and implementing assessment methods that will measure the impact of the project on practice.
Measuring Outcomes and Long Term Plans
The first set of meaningful outcomes will be completed and distributed at the end of year two, and will contain the results of our experiences. Ideally, the project will continue for four continuous years to allow adequate time to assess the longitudinal impact of the project on student learning outcomes and practice, and make evidence-based recommendations for curricular innovations both locally and nationally.
After the four-year period, the plan for ongoing sustainability includes dedicating the time and resources necessary to finding funds, partnerships and in-kind donations to sustain this project beyond the initial start-up period.
Barry University agrees to meet the objectives of Project ADVICE, including establishing plans for integrating lectures and seminars on communication skills and best practices that promote collaboration and inter- and trans-disciplinary clinical problem solving into the University’s curricula. Additionally, we commit to making inter-professional team practice in both simulated and real practice settings a priority.
Spring 2018 Schedule for Project ADVICE Student Sessions
Students and Faculty invited to participate in interprofessional dialogue.
Mass Casualty Response Debriefing
Tuesday February 6
4:00 – 8:00 PM
Weber Grand Hall
Death and Dying
Saturday February 24
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Weber Grand Hall
Tuesday Thursday-April 3 & 5 (Tentative)
Wednesday Saturday-April 11 & 14 (Tentative)
Additional Initiatives to Support Inter-professional Collaboration and Education
Devise a speaker series of experts in healthcare collaboration to encourage attendance by other Colleges and Universities as well as healthcare providers.
Establish a calendar an off-campus speaker series locations to ensure convenience for the attendees, as well as networking opportunities, group exercises and appropriate accommodations.
To ensure maximum reach of the speaker series, and the student sessions, webcasting technologies will be integrated into each learning session allowing both recording for future student learning opportunities and live broadcast to leverage the largest possible audience at each session.
About Joan K. Stout
Mrs. Joan K. Stout, RN, President and Managing Director of the Hugoton Foundation
This effort is in collaboration with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.