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To learn about, from and with each other - IPE with Dr Audra Rankin

Podcast Episode from MedEdTalk

What has NASA to do with IPE and can we learn something from toddlers? And what does Interprofessional collaboration reallly mean? Join us in the conversation with Dr Audra Ranking from Johns Hopkins University who has long experience in working with Interproefessional collaborations and activities.

Interprofessional care is something we've been hearing about for quite a long time and we know that it should be something that we all should engage in. But there can be some obstacles to make it happen in our educational settings. We will talk about definitions as well as tips on getting it to work.

"What we want to foster is that people view their roles and the roles of other's as something very powerful and contributing to improveing health outcomes"

Dr Audra Rankin is a pediatric nurse practitioner and faculty member at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Rankin has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing-Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She received a Post-Masters Certificate in Nursing Education from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

"We need to make sure that we modelling the behavior that we want our students to learn"

Dr. Rankin maintains active certifications as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Mental Health Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified Nurse Educator. In 2016, Dr. Rankin completed the Harvard Macy Program for Educators in Health Professions at Harvard University and served as a 2016 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Faculty Health Policy Fellow. Dr. Rankin maintains an active program of scholarship on childhood obesity prevention and interprofessional education. Follow her on Twitter: @DrRankinPeds

"The belief that the intire helathcare team bares a role to deliver high quality care"

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Resources mentioned in the episode

The Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice - WHO

MedEd PORTAL’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) collection

MedEd Portal is a program from Association of American Medical Collages. The interprofessional education collection is a part of that and it's "...designed to foster the identification, development and deployment of educational resources aimed at supporting team-based or collaborative care essential to training an interprofessional workforce."

General Competency Statements by Domain (from MedEd Portal)

  • Values and ethics for interprofessional practice - Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.
  • Roles and responsibilities - Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the healthcare needs of the patients and populations served.
  • Interprofessional communication - Communicate with patients, families, communities, and other health professionals in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease.
  • Teams and teamwork - Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan and deliver patient-/population-centered care that is safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.