Lincoln Memorial University

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
Kellie Hanigan LMU-DCOM Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Associate Program Director for Physical Therapy
Rex Hobbs LMU-DCOM Associate Director Physician Assistant Program
Jason Hughes LMU-DCOM Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy & Program Director, Occupational Therapy 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
Donnie Lewis LMU-DCOM Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Director of Clinical Education
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 & Associate Professor of Law
James Maxwell LMU-School of Business Dean and Professor of Management
Paula Miksa LMU-DCOM Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies/Director, Clinical Education, Physician Assistant Program
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 & Assistant Professor of Vet Medicine
Adam Rollins LMU-School of Mathematics and Sciences Dean LMU-School of Mathematics and Sciences
Chloe Ruff LMU-DCOM Associate Director of Assessment & Faculty Development & Assistant Professor of Education, Medical Education
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
Brent Thompson LMU-DCOM Associate Professor of Anatomy and Chair of Anatomy, DCOM
Elizabeth Thompson LMU-School of Allied Health Sciences Dean LMU-School of Allied Health Sciences
Dori Baker LMU-DCOM Administrative Assistant for Assessment and IPE
Gary Vroeindewey LMU-CVM Director One Health Program
Gary Wade LMU-Duncan School of Law Vice President & Dean and Professor of Law
Roy Yonts LMU-DCOM Associate Professor and Chair of Family Medicine 
Timothy Yost LMU-DCOM Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy & 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  (Spring 2019/Fall 2019)

  • Interprofessional Aspects of a Vehicular Collision  - The Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) has developed and created a pilot project researching the efficacy of an Interprofessional Education video in imparting the importance of productive interprofessional collaboration using the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Core Competencies. Faculty and students from multiple disciplines at LMU are asked to volunteer as pilot project participants to measure the outcomes of the video. The students will be from professional health related schools who generally are engaged in patient health care. Faculty volunteers from the same professional schools will be invited to participate. The efficacy, design and staging of the video, presenting a situation in which interprofessional health care is provided for vehicular collision victims, will be researched. Their feedback will be used to determine the video’s impact on student learning of this portion of IPE characteristics.
 
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A group photograph captures the wide range of professions that took part in the production of the
interprofessional education video
 
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Amongst the wide range of professions represented, local law enforcement personnel both acted in the interprofessional education video as well as provided their insight
 
IAVA3Medical professionals secure the patient for transport as videographers capture the action
 

 

  • 2nd Annual PA/DO Collaborative IPE Activity  – On April 3, 2019, for the second year in a row, students from the PA and DO programs participated in a collaborative group activity that highlighted the need to work together.  PA and DO students worked to interview simulated patients in a clinical exam encounter, and then as a team, collaborated to arrive at diagnosis and treatment for the patient.  Student feedback was, again, outstanding, noting the experience with the other profession highlighted the need to work together and understand each others' roles in providing positive outcomes for their patients.

 

  • 2019 LMU Opioid Education Symposium  – On April 1, 2019, the LMU Opioid Education Symposium presented Synthetic Opioid Surge: A State of Emergency and was held on the LMU Harrogate Campus.  The symposium brought together professionals from across the medical field as well as state and local law enforcement personnel, state and federal justice prosecutors and officials, social work, and care and rehabilitation experts to highlight the ongoing synthetic opioid epidemic and the interprofessional efforts to fight the epidemic.  PA and DO students participated in the activities and a center-stage event that showed the audience how a synthetic opioid overdose situation is handled, who it can effect, and how professionals come together to provide care to the patient and family members. 

 

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Stone speaks to the audience about his role and experiences

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Students participated in a Center-stage Activity that showed audience members the process for taking care of an opioid overdose patient

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 Dr. Anthony Littrell gave his insights on the medical aspects of the synthetic opioid epidemic

Resources

Center for Animal and Human Health in Appalachia (CAHA)

One Health Commission

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NCIPE)

Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)

American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC)

Interprofessional Preceptor Toolkit

 

Please click SUBMIT AN IPE IDEA to submit your IPE ideas!

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