The Center to Advance Interprofessional Education and Practice (CAIEP; formerly Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education, CECE) holds presentation sessions to share the research and scholarship of student teams who participate in Interprofessional Team Immersion, Student-Led Mini-Grants, Clinical Experience, Event-Related and Service Learning community projects. The 2023 Fall session will be held Wednesday, December 6 at 12 p.m. on Facebook Live and UNE Livestream.
Mahal Alvarez-Backus, Jessica Cileo, Sarah McAndrews, and Regina Wu
The importance of patient education concerning pediatric asthma drugs and side effects.
Julia Baracewicz, Darina Shannon, Gabriel Peck-Frame, and Katie Santanello
As a collaborative presentation created through the PHIT program, we developed a patient-centered framework for our fictional patient. Our patient, Mr. Ryan, is a half-Korean male and retired U.S. navy Chief Petty Officer, who recently underwent a total gastrectomy for gastric cancer. We created a patient-centered conceptual framework that organizes factors affecting our patients health, in order to better understand our patient's needs. This helped us identify potential causes and points for interventions. To develop this framework, we followed his diagnosis and went backwards to find potential causes. We kept asking "why" and continued until we could not find any more causes. With these key determinants identified we could develop this framework. We then used this framework to identify and develop possible interventions. We set priorities among these, as well as criteria and recommended specific interventions. Through implementing these and monitoring his progress with follow ups and contact with social workers, we expect his health to improve. This project was completed with collaboration among first, second, and fourth year medical students, along with a student in the MSAN program.
Caeli Beecher, Ellie Woodworth, and Annick Metoule
A.B. has been suffering with asthma for two years and increasing shortness of breath for the past four months due to both environmental and genetic factors. A.B. has several layers of barriers to treatment for her condition. At the individual level, she is 10 years old and in the 5th grade, therefore relying on her family for all healthcare and lifestyle decisions. A.B’s parents are both smokers who have holistic healthcare ideals. They live in a multifamily home and may have unknown triggers in both the house and water quality. The family does not have access to a personal car, nor is there public transportation so they rely on the other families that they share the building with for childcare and transportation. There is limited access to specialist care, however they are within 20 minutes from the nearest hospital. A.B.’s parents have low level English literacy and may have difficulty understanding the instructions from healthcare providers. Based on this information, we can suggest ways from various levels to help improve A.B.’s condition and prevent disease progression.
Allyson Castellani, Emme Cahill, and Kayla Zentmaier
Video presentation emphasizing the criticality of communication in healthcare settings, as demonstrated from our service-learning experience in the Ghana Cross-Cultural Health Immersion Program. This presentation was developed and designed in collaboration with individuals studying osteopathic medicine, nursing, and public health at the University of New England.
Lauren Elmblad, Ethan Gagnon, Luciana Gizzo, Rachele Ryan, Anna Lindenmayer, and Kristine Papa
A group of students representing multiple health professions worked with one another through interactive collaborative activities to achieve beneficial client outcomes and learn more about one another’s profession and their roles within an interprofessional telehealth team.
Elise Grabowski, Brixhilda Dedi, Sarah Lucas, Darina Shannon, and Kylie Yoshikawa
This powerpoint presentation explores the role of social determinants of health on asthma management from an interprofessional team immersion (IPTI) simulated case via telehealth. Many factors including environmental exposures, access to healthcare, financial burden, social factors, and psychological factors influence the care plan for the patient. Therefore, a multifaceted approach of patient-centered care is paramount to improving patient outcomes.
Mackayla O’Meara, Hannah LoVerdi, Morgan Bassett, and Olivia Hand
Our website focuses on creating an accessible resource for individuals approaching the transition out of secondary education who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Within the site, there are a variety of resources for every state in New England to provide the user with a single place to find the help and resources they need instead of having to search for them on their own.
Truddie Reif, Mackenzie Hitch, and Kathryn McEachen
The theme of this case study was to show how social determinants of health can be barriers to treatment through the lens of each interprofessional team member and then from the three members submitting this presentation. Each team member identified one or more of the social determinants of health that affected the patient's access to treatment. They worked together to create a plan of action to help the patient overcome these barriers. The team learned the value of working together as no single person could have fixed this situation, and everyone had something to contribute to the case.
Keywords: social determinants of health, health literacy, low income, asthma, pediatric, teamwork, collaboration, environmental factors, social factors
Elizabeth Turnbull, Zachary Cherian, Erin Byrd, Joshua Hughs, Joshua Hall, Katie Herzig, and Kelly Bowers
Powerpoint showcasing a collaborative case reflection: Students utilized interprofessional team collaboration to develop skills among allied health professions to create the best plan of care for our Telehealth patient, and her family.