Nearly 400 students and 70 faculty and staff participated in the Academic Health Center's interprofessional education event on error disclosure, held Thursday, Oct. 9, in UC's Tangeman University Center.
Students broke into 21 groups to work through a case study as interprofessional teams, with the objectives of reviewing the process of error disclosure and its importance in patient care, practicing discussion of medical errors in a blame-free way, formulating plans for disclosure of a medical error and practicing disclosure of a medical error to a patient/family.
A similar pilot program was conducted in the spring for 100 students, but this scaled-up version was a first for the UC Academic Health Center.
Interprofessional Education, often called IPE, has become a priority of the UC Academic Health Center. In recognition of the importance of interprofessional and interdisciplinary education, the Academic Health Center in 2013 named Kelly Lyle as health affairs program officer. Lyle is responsible for establishing linkages between the four health colleges, specifically around the topic of interprofessional education.
Already, the colleges are working closely together through the local chapter of Open School for Health Professions. Through this program, faculty mentors and Academic Health Center students work at St. Vincent de Paul to operate a free self-management clinic for underserved patients.
For more information about interprofessional education activities, contact Lyle at 513-558-7424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.