News from UT InterProfessional Education

Moody College Partners with Health Alliance for Austin Musicians to Offer Screenings and Earplugs to Austin

The Moody College of Communication has teamed up with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) and Estes Audiology Hearing Centers to provide free hearing screenings and earplugs to local musicians. These clinics are offered four times a year where musicians who are members of HAAM will receive screenings from UT experts and Estes Audiology staff members, which include testing, counseling and customized filtered ear plugs.  To read the rest of the story, please click here.

Rehearsing in Real Life: Social Work Students Participate in IPE Healthcare Simulations

Rehearsing in Real Life: Social Work Students Participate in IPE Healthcare Simulations
A distressed hospital patient in his fifth day of alcohol detox complains of headache and tremors and demands medication as several nurses swarm around trying to figure out what is the best course of action. A social worker is called in, and she momentarily soothes the patient with a breathing exercise. Soon, however, he starts demanding medication again. The scene was part of a detox simulation for nursing and social work students at The University of Texas at Austin this past spring. The patient was in fact a mannequin, expertly managed from the control room by Scott Hudson from the School ...

Interprofessional Education Community Service Learning Project Presentations

Interprofessional Education Community Service Learning Project Presentations
Students of the N489 Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS): Practicum II class at The University of Texas displayed their evidenced-based projects during the Interprofessional Education Community Service Learning Project Poster Presentation. A total of nine posters were displayed from teams of Clinical Nurse Specialist students who consulted or collaborated with 7 medical residents, 1 pharmacy student, and 3 graduate social work students on the projects. Over two semesters, the students worked with nine different community organizations to focus on improving the quality and deliver...

Our 1st UT AG-CNS HRSA Scholar Graduating Class!

Our 1st UT AG-CNS HRSA Scholar Graduating Class!
Our 1st class of 18 HRSA IPE Adult Gerontology-Clinical Nurse Specialist scholars are graduating May 22, 2015! They have been working hard for the past year with nine community agencies on project to improve healthcare for the underserved members of our community with multiple chronic health condition. They presented their results in a poster session on April 27th and are hard at work preparing manuscripts for future publication! We look forward to reporting their future success and how what they started here “Changes the WORLD!”   Left to right: Back row: Brandi Chainier; Victoria Hunt...

Medical Homes for Children and Adults with Complex Medical Conditions: Lessons Learned from Two Clinics

On February 9, an interprofessional panel of expert clinicians and researchers spoke about two clinics, one pediatric and one adult-focused, following the medical home model. The panel included, Barbara Jones, PhD, MSW, Kendra Koch, MA, Mrinalini Kulkarni-Date, MD, Toni Wakefield, MD, FAAP, and Mari-Ann Alexander, PhD, RN. Hosted by a Health Resources and Service Administration Grant that promotes interprofessional collaborative practice, the group presented the information gained throughout their experiences. Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), more commonly referred to as medical or hea...