Building on Success
The Interprofessional Education (IPE) Team continue to take forward its IPE agenda within the Trust. Significant developments have been made over the last 12 months.
The IPE Team at the Dudley Group, held their annual IPE Study day in the Clinical Education Centre, on November 26th following the success of the previous annual plenary days.
The focus of the day was to promote collaborative working to promote patient safety. This was an Interprofessional learning opportunity to ensure that collaborative working and patient safety are put at the heart of healthcare.
The event was opened by Consultant Vascular Surgeon & Head of Clinical Teaching Academy Mr Atiq Rehman, following which Karen Cottrell (IPE Facilitator) welcomed the students, facilitators and Guest Speakers to the day.
12 experienced inter disciplinary professionals facilitated the event of 70 undergraduate students from across the disciplines (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Operating Department Practitioners, Radiography, Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy), which gave students the opportunity to learn with, from and about each other.
The students used the opportunity to find out as much as possible about the different professional groups in attendance using real life case studies as a basis for discussion of the important themes of the day (Situational Awareness, Leadership, Empowerment and Communication).
The event has been positively evaluated by students who now feel that they have a greater understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the other professional groups.
Understanding the importance of good collaborative working for effective patient care and the influence of situational awareness, leadership, empowerment and communication on the quality of the patient care.
Next year’s IPE Study Day has already been planned for Tuesday 25th November 2014.
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