Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE)
Fall 2010 Practicum Projects Summary
- Project: Clearing the Medication Documentation Hurdle in Residential Housing
Team: Julianne Cody, MSN, RN, BA, Havah Hackman, Monica McCurdy, PA-C, Rohit Moghe, PharmD, Harry Shallcross, PhD, Lara Weinstein, MD and Joe Williams
TJU, TJUH and Community Site: School of Nursing, Jefferson Medical College: Department of Family and Community Medicine and Project H.O.M.E.
An interprofessional team of health professionals and community staff are working together to address the quality and safety of medication management at an urban residential housing facility for individuals recovering from homelessness. Through a combination of educational, motivational, and quality-control initiatives, the purpose of this project is to ensure that the prescribed medication regimens for Project H.O.M.E. client residents are followed and that the resulting medication documentation records are accurate. Activities include reviewing and assessing current organization's policies, interviewing staff to identify the barriers and gaps, gathering baseline data of medication orders, monitoring and documentation by administering pre- and post tests, developing and implementing an in-service staff training and self-learning modules.
- Project: Mock Code Simulation
Team: Amy Sullivan BS, EMT-P, EMS/I
TJUH: JEFFSTAT Training Center
Mock Code Simulation is utilized in a controlled setting to benefit health care providers. The mock code curriculum involves the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains of learning. The scope of this project is to make the American Heart Association (AHA) Education "Mega Code" a more interactive and hands-on Lab Simulations learning experience. Program objectives includes the ability to use the Sim Man as a simulated experience, recognize an emergency situation, define the roles in a code simulation, implement a team-based approach model in ACLS care and understanding team's expectations of each member professional role. These modules will include and cover the roles and responsibilities of an interprofessional team in a code like scenario.
- Project: Best Practices in Geriatric Acute Pain Management in the ED
Team: Sharon R. Rainer, MSN, CRNP, Glenn Oettinger, PharmD and Lewis DeEugenio, MD
TJU and TJUH: School of Nursing and Department of Emergency Medicine
This interprofessional team will develop a learning workshop and educational materials to guide emergency department prescribers (residents and nurse practitioners) the choice of effective and safe pain medications for the treatment of acute pain in older adults in the emergency care setting. Safely prescribing medications in the older adult population can be challenging because of polypharmacy and complex comorbidities. A foundational knowledge of the Beers Criteria is necessary in order to help avoid prescribing potentially inappropriate medications for older adults. The project's aim is to facilitate assessment, diagnosis and optimal treatment of pain in older adults. Program objectives for learners includes identify barriers assessing older adults acute pain, state how to assess pain in cognitively impaired older adults and able to list the pain medications on the Beers Criteria. Activities includes developing a conference lecture on assessing geriatric pain, develop a pocket care with pain assessment tools, develop an algorithm for assessing older adult pain in cognitively impaired and cognitively intact adults > 65 years of, identify and compare the current prescribing patterns for geriatric acute pain to the prescribing practices of the Beers list.
- Project: Breast Surgery Education Group
Team: Rita Battaglini RN, BSN, OCN and Celeste Vaughan Briggs
TJUH: Breast Care Center
This interprofessional team will develop standardized education materials for breast cancer surgery patients. The goal is to improve patients' readiness for surgery. Activities include working with surgeons to develop new patient education materials for breast surgery, educating surgical schedulers and staff about the new material, distribute material to patients and evaluate patient education materials effectiveness for further improvements.