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NAP Webinar Series on Collaborative Practice Models

Join NAP for our upcoming webinar series on successful collaborative practice models launching in May!  Developed in response to feedback directly from members, each of the three webinars will be 30 minutes in length with approximately 20 minutes of content and 10 minutes reserved for audience Q&A.  A diverse model will be featured and shared on each webinar and they are being offered free to all NAP members!

Pediatric Interprofessional Collaborative Models: Purpose, Design, and Application
Presented on Tuesday, May 7 by Bob Fifer
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Numerous models of interprofessional practice exist to accommodate different purposes, different circumstances, and different operational constraints. This webinar will present two models of team collaboration. For young toddlers undergoing diagnostic developmental evaluations, time is the greatest constraint. Typically, three or more professionals of different disciplinary backgrounds must obtain as much information as possible given the short time period available to evaluate the child. In this model, each discipline may assume the role of the other disciplines to stimulate the child while the others observe and record responses through the eyes of their respective discipline. For school-aged children, each member of the interprofessional team maintains their identity throughout the process. In this situation the members combine respective diagnostic findings to create a “whole-person” image of the child. In this way both the child’s abilities and needs can be more accurately depicted leading to a more effective plan of intervention. Qualifications of team membership, roles, and responsibilities of each member will be highlighted toward the make-up of successful collaborations.

Bio for Robert Fifer, Ph.D.
Dr. Fifer has served on or directed interprofessional collaborative teams since 1984. He has been a member of teams that were highly successful as well as teams with limited functional abilities. These observations combined with his study of interprofessional / interdisciplinary diagnostic teams forms the basis underlying this presentation. As a faculty member of a federally designated University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, he has been responsible to contribute to the interprofessional education of students in numerous fields of study.

The Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) Collaborative Practice Model
Monday, May 20 from 3:00 – 3:30 pm ET              
Presented by Denise Ludwig, Brenda Pawl, Jean Nagelkerk, and Jeff Trytko
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The Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) is a regional inter-institutional infrastructure comprised of 27 organizations across 6 states working together to infuse interprofessional education and collaborative practice in our communities.  The MIPERC collaborative practice model demonstrates learners’ relationship in health and healthcare, the required competencies, and outcomes for sustainability.  This model has been in use since 2008 as part of a multi-institutional approach to introducing foundational interprofessional educational (IPE) materials, experiential activities and interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in team based practice placements in our clinical learning environments.  This webinar will provide an overview of the MIPERC model applied to the following community based initiatives: patient safety culture in a pediatric hospital, obesity-related health outcomes in two nurse managed health centers, diabetes outcomes in a federally qualified health clinic, and collaborative teams in a rehabilitation practice environment. Clinical outcomes and patient impact will be presented.  Implementation and next steps will be discussed.

Bios for Presenters:

Denise A. Ludwig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FNAP
Professor and Assistant Department Chair
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health Professions|
Grand Valley State University

Denise teaches graduate courses in Speech-Language Pathology and assumes responsibility for administrative functions including assessment and curriculum.  Her research interests include interprofessional education/interprofessional practice andragogy, early intervention coaching models, phonological awareness impact on language development, and clinical education pedagogy. Her background includes work within special education administration and healthcare settings and she is active on regional and national levels in IPC advocacy, interprofessional service learning, IPE and IPC experiences for students across health and education professions, and early intervention leadership initiatives for higher education.  Denise earned a B.S. from Western Michigan University in Speech-Language Pathology, a M.S. from The University of Michigan in Speech-Language Pathology, a M.Ed. from Grand Valley State University in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in Educational Leadership, Teaching, and Learning. Denise was elected to membership as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in 2015.

Brenda Pawl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP
Director of the Interprofessional Education Office
Office of the Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University

Brenda is the Director of the Interprofessional Education Office & Special Projects in Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) Office of the Vice Provost for Health. In this role, she coordinates functions of the Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) including workgroup activities, lunch & learn series, the annual conference, the online learning modules and Interprofessional training at selected sites, the Interprofessional Student activity certificate, the Interprofessional Professional Development certificate.  Brenda serves on the MIPERC steering committee and Advisory Council. 

She served as project manager for the Safety Culture Transformation Study funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation and Blue Care Network. Brenda also served as the project director of a HRSA NEPQR funded grant, Testing an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Model to Improve Obesity-related Health Outcomes with a Statewide Consortium using the MIPERC collaborative practice program in two nurse managed centers in Michigan.

Jean Nagelkerk, Ph.D., FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University

Jean has worked as a Professor of Nursing, Director of Medical Surgical and Ambulatory Care Services, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and now serves as the Vice Provost for Health at Grand Valley State University.  Grand Valley State University’s (GVSU) annual enrollment is over 25,000 students with over 1/3 of the students pursuing a health-related degree.  Jean’s role includes providing leadership for and coordinating health-related initiatives for the University, developing and strengthening community partnerships, developing a strategic plan for health, administering health compliance and health contracts for the University, overseeing the Simulation and Learning Resource Center, Interprofessional Education Office and GVSU Scribe Academy, hosting health-related university events and leading the Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC). 

Jean earned her Nursing Diploma from Mercy Central School of Nursing, Bachelors of Nursing from Nazareth College, Masters of Nursing from Wayne State University, PhD from the University of Florida, and Post-Doctoral Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Wisconsin.  In 2014, Jean was elected to membership as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. 

Jeff Trytko, MS
Program Director
Grand Valley State University

Jeff Trytko, MS is program director at Grand Valley State University with over 15-years of experience in academic health services, education and clinical trials research. Such work has directed efforts toward managing interprofessional collaboration demonstration projects sponsored by federal and private grants. Complexity of these projects requires proficient, project management, IRB correspondence, instructional design strategies and evaluation to support interprofessional education for students obtaining rich clinical experiences.

Building a culture for interprofessional collaborative practice in oral health
Monday, June 3 from 3:00 – 3:30 pm ET        
Presented by Anita Glicken
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Historically, U.S. health care systems divorced the “mouth from the body”, perpetuating medical and dental silos that fragment patient care. New collaborative practice models refocus our attention on whole person care emphasizing prevention, value and population health. Preparing an interprofessional workforce for integrated oral health care, however, requires shared understanding along with and new knowledge and skills. Anita Glicken, Executive Director of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health will discuss strategies, tools and resources that are creating system-wide change by building collaborative models for oral health integration in primary care education and practice.

The National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH) is a foundation-funded, multi-year effort founded in 2009 to ensure that all patients have access to oral health services and referrals as a standard of primary care. As a systems change initiative, NIIOH provides backbone support to a consortium of funders, health professionals and national organizations focused on putting the mouth back in the body with oral health considered an essential component of whole person care.

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