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Welcome to the Texas Interprofessional Education (IPE) Consortium!

Interprofessional practice and education (IPE) prepares future health practitioners to successfully participate in collaborative, patient-centered care. However, the successful implementation of IPE within higher education remains elusive to many institutions. As one strategy to address this, leadership from academic health sciences centers in the state of Texas formed the Texas Interprofessional Education (IPE) Task Force in 2015. Renamed the Texas Interprofessional Education (IPE) Consortium in 2018, the purpose of the consortium is to foster cross-institutional collaboration in order to expand learning opportunities and reinforce value for IPE as a critical aspect of health professions education.

Upcoming Events:

December 2022 Conversations in IPE: Successful Integration of Human Trafficking and Trauma-Informed Care Content into IPE/IPPConversations in IPE Human Trafficking and Trauma-Informed Care December 14, 2022 11:00AM - 1PM CT, virtual

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Meeting Time & Date: 12.14.2022 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CT

Location: Virtual Event | Zoom link to the training will be emailed on the week of the event for security purposes.

Meeting Fees: $45.00 (member rate) | $90.00 (non-member rate) 

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Human trafficking is a major public health concern that affects individuals, families, and entire communities across generations. Human trafficking occurs in all 50 US states and countries around the world. Greater than 88% of human trafficking victims interact with the healthcare system before, during, and after the period of victimization. These encounters provide healthcare professionals and teams the opportunity to play a critical role in reducing the impact of human trafficking in the United States. Additionally, interprofessional collaboration is key to addressing human trafficking challenges both domestically and internationally. Integrating human trafficking and trauma-informed care concepts into interprofessional education can also collectively address gaps in knowledge of human trafficking identification, care, and response that may be present in the uni-professional curricula of many health professions. During this virtual Conversation in IPE event, examples of IPE programs with successful integration of human trafficking and/or trauma-informed care content will be highlighted and shared through a featured presentation and multiple breakout room discussions. 

Featured Speakers: 

Gail Greiner-Weinstein DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Loyola University Chicago, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Member: Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force Healthcare Subcommittee
Member:  Cook County Child Trafficking Subcommittee

Title of Featured Presentation: Implementing Human Trafficking Curriculum Into Healthcare Provider Education Programs

The public health crisis of human trafficking is not going away, in some areas of the country it is growing.  As healthcare professionals (HCPs), we continue to see potential victims in our healthcare venues, but many times we are not able to identify them due to our lack of education in this area.  While many healthcare venues have developed education programs for their providers, the training is lacking for our new HCP graduates. Human trafficking education needs to be included and implemented into our education programs for all future HCP's. This must be done on the undergraduate and graduate (entry into practice) levels so that all new graduates will have the ability to identify and help victims towards recovery. A study was completed in which specific components were taught about human trafficking in the e-learning education module power-point. The ED department EMR was altered to allow for charting in the Nurse Navigator abuse area, with space open for text typing that may be needed. That particular ED worked in teams when caring for their patients. Research has shown that HCP's have scored higher on post-tests and felt better about their knowledge level and ability to identify and care for victims after completing the education module. Validity and reliability were established. Continuing this into our HCP education programs could be done in 2 ways. A didactic human trafficking curriculum was added to the Community theory course of a BSN program.  Also, human trafficking curriculum will be added to the Community clinical course.  Both are taught utilizing Trauma-Informed and Patient-Centered Care to avoid re-traumatizing the patient. Both of these will be taught with students in teams because that is how patients are cared for in our healthcare venues, and multi-disciplinary personnel is involved in the care of these persons. Lessons learned from this program will be discussed.

Breakout Room Discussions

Breakout Room 1:
An Interprofessional Taskforce on Interpersonal Violence Education: Bringing Awareness through Simulation
Karla Arenas-Itotia,  Assistant Professor of Practice
Tracy Orwig, Assistant Professor of Practice
Jennifer Roye, Assistant Dean of Simulation and Technology
Rachel Voth Schrag, Assistant Professor
Hailey Harris, Graduate Assistant
The University of Texas at Arlington

This breakout room will provide an overview of the development and implementation of The Interpersonal Violence Education Taskforce at UT Arlington. The Interpersonal Violence Education Taskforce (IPVE Taskforce) is an interdisciplinary Taskforce focused on creating experiential learning activities related to issues of interpersonal violence. The purpose of these activities are to raise awareness, increase survivor empathy, improve bystander efficacy, and develop professional skills that lead to trauma-informed practices and safer outcomes for those impacted by interpersonal violence. The IPV Education Taskforce partners with the School of Social Work's Experiential Learning Committee and CONHI's Interprofessional Education Committee (IPE Committee) to develop and implement experiential learning opportunities for students across disciplines. The students often collaborate with their interdisciplinary peers as they participate in hands-on practice and self-reflect on their work.  

Breakout Room 2: Piercing the Darkness of Human Trafficking: Building Trust Through Interprofessional Collaboration and Communication
Renee Bogschutz, PhD, CCC-SLP, Director of Interprofessional Education
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

This breakout room will provide an overview of the 2022 IPE Fall Symposium at TTUHSC. This IPE event included personal stories from survivors with a focus on engagement with healthcare professionals and teams. The event also included breakout sessions where small interprofessional teams of 8-10 learners discussed risk factors and signs of human trafficking, determined best practices for collaboration within and across teams, and identified communication strategies to treat patients with dignity and respect. Results of the learner evaluation, breakout room materials, and lessons learned will be shared with participants. 

Breakout Room 3: Interprofessional Education on Human Trafficking
Elizabeth Swann, PhD, ATC, FNAP
Professor and Director of Interprofessional Integration
Office of Professional Development and Education
Executive Director of The Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice
Nova Southeastern University

This breakout will provide an overview of how human trafficking was integrated into an institution-wide IPE Day with over 2000 learners from 8 campuses and over 150 volunteer facilitators. Event goals, logistics, materials, outcomes, and lessons learned with be shared with participants. 

Additional Breakout Rooms: TBA - Coming Soon!

We hope you join us for this virtual Conversation in IPE!

Continuing Education Credit: CE credit is not provided for this event by the Texas IPE Consortium. We are happy to provide you with documentation to submit this event for independent study CE credit with your professional organization or association as requested. Documentation requests must be made in writing and sent by email to the Texas IPE Consortium at txipeconsortium@ttuhsc.edu. Please allow at least two weeks to process documentation requests. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing and sent by email to the Texas IPE Consortium at txipeconsortium@ttuhsc.edu. A refund of the registration fee, less $20 processing fee, will be given if cancellation is made at least two weeks prior to the event. No refund will be issued after this date. 

August 2023 TeamSTEPPS® Virtual Master Training CourseTeamSTEPPS Virtual Master Training Course November 12, 2021 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CT

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Meeting Time & Date: 08/04/2023 | 8:30 am - 12:25 pm & 1:15 - 4:30 pm CT

Registration Closes: 07/28/2023
 
Location: 
Zoom Event | Registration Limited to 72 Participants | Link to the prework will be emailed on May 1, 2023. Zoom link to the training will be emailed 1-2 weeks before the event for security purposes.

Meeting Fees: $125.00 (member rate) | $250.00 (non-member rate) 

The TeamSTEPPS® (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) Master Training Course is an interactive train-the-trainer course that prepares participants to plan, teach, implement, and sustain TeamSTEPPS® fundamentals. Developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Defense Patient Safety Program, TeamSTEPPS® has rapidly become a virtual industry standard for teamwork. This course produces Master Trainers, who will be trained to go back to their respective institutions and offer TeamSTEPPS® training and certification. Approximately 6 hrs of online pre-work must be completed at least 5 days prior to the virtual training.

The TeamSTEPPS® Master Training Course is a highly interactive course and content is based on a framework of four teachable-learnable core teamwork skills: Communication, Leadership, Situation Monitoring, and Mutual Support.

Who Should Participate:  TeamSTEPPS® Master Training is targeted at those individuals interested in implementing a structured team development training program within their organization. It is an intermediate-level course intended for those with a basic working knowledge of TeamSTEPPS® tools and concepts who are ready to champion the implementation of TeamSTEPPS® training. This training is led by TeamSTEPPS® Master Trainers with extensive experience in the application of TeamSTEPPS® training in preclinical and academic clinical learning environments. This training will focus primarily on TeamSTEPPS® integration into preclinical and academic clinical learning environments, though the concepts contained within TeamSTEPPS® training are applicable to all clinical environments. The Texas IPE Consortium offers this training provided by TeamSTEPPS® Master Trained Instructors for a fee and is not affiliated with AHRQ in the sponsoring of this training.  

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TeamSTEPPS® Training Topics Include: 
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Team Structure 
Module 3: Communication 
Module 4: Leading Teams
Module 5: Situation Monitoring
Module 6: Mutual Support
Module 7: Pulling It All Together - Simulations
Module 8: Change Management 
Module 9: Coaching
Module 10: Measurement
Module 11: Implementation Planning

Continuing Education Credit: CE credit is not provided for this event by the Texas IPE Consortium. We are happy to provide you with documentation to submit this event for independent study CE credit with your professional organization or association as requested. Documentation requests must be made in writing and sent by email to the Texas IPE Consortium at txipeconsortium@ttuhsc.edu. Please allow at least two weeks to process documentation requests. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing and sent by email to the Texas IPE Consortium at txipeconsortium@ttuhsc.edu. A refund of the registration fee, less $25 processing fee, will be given if cancellation is made at least two weeks prior to the event. No refund will be issued after this date.


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