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Interprofessional Education Committee (IPEC)
According to the AACP Interprofessional Education Task Force, Interprofessional Education is:
"Interprofessional education involves educators and learners from 2 or more health professions and their foundational disciplines who jointly create and foster a collaborative learning environment. The goal of these efforts is to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that result in interprofessional team behaviors and competence. Ideally, interprofessional education is incorporated throughout the entire curriculum in a vertically and horizontally integrated fashion."
Buring SM, Bhushan A, Broeseker A, Conway S, Duncan-Hewitt W, Hansen L, Westberg S. Interprofessional education: definitions, student competencies, and guidelines for implementation. Am J Pharm Educ. 2009 July 10; 73(4): 59 PMCID: PMC2720355
Upcoming Interprofessional Conferences
Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Overview
Role Clarification (Interprofessional Competency)
Interprofessional Web Resources
- IHI Open School "The IHI Open School for Health Professions is an interprofessional educational community that gives students the skills to become change agents in health care improvement." From the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, this organization "focuses on motivating and building the will for change; identifying and testing new models of care in partnership with both patients and health care professionals; and ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations."
- AHRQ's TeamSTEPPS Tools Modules include: Instructor Guide, Rapid Response Systems Guide, Dental Module, Enhancing Safety for Patients with Limited English Proficiency Module, Long-Term Care Version, Training Guide: Using Simulation in TeamSTEPPS Training. From Agency for Research and Quality (AHRQ) this research is part of an effort to improve patient safety. See additional resources on the Quality and Patient Safety page.
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