Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)

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From the Editors


Happy Spring! You will notice that the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education (JCIPE) newsletter has undergone a name and layout change. This represents the many new directions our Center is taking in both interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (CP) training. Indeed, JCIPE has had another busy spring. We started the new year by piloting the patient version of the Jefferson Teamwork Observation Guide (JTOG) in the inpatient setting, expanding an outpatient pilot that started last fall. Thanks to many research assistants, we have been able to gather some rich and informative data and this summer we hope to have the JTOG converted into a mobile application. We also successfully piloted our interprofessional TeamSTEPPS® training program with 240 medical students, demonstrating the feasibility of integrating a large-scale, simulation-based curriculum across multiple professions, which we will do next year.

On October 28 and 29, JCIPE will host our biannual interprofessional conference. We have again lined up great keynote speakers and by the looks of the submitted abstracts, it’s going to be another exciting conference filled with many presentations on innovative interprofessional endeavors. We look forward to continued national dialogue about IPE and CP programs, practice, research and dissemination. One publication we are particularly excited to share is the Guide to Effective Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Toolkit, available on the National League for Nursing website at www.nln.org.