Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
at Washington University Medical Campus

Transitions of Care Curriculum

The CIPE Transitions of Care Curriculum Team will examine objectives for learners across the CIPE educational programs in the broad context of transitions of care. Several projects related to transitions of care were vetted at the March 2016 CIPE retreat. This team, and that for Health Disparities, will work in concert with the Standing Curriculum Committee over AY16-17 to ensure its development is in coordination with the developing integrated, longitudinal interprofessional curriculum.

The core of this project was submitted by STLCOP faculty member Alison Stevens, Pharm.D., and was identified as a high priority curriculum project by the CIPE Steering Committee for implementation in AY 18-19. This project will be part of a course Dr. Stevens is designing for pharmacy students in their third professional year.

Activities will be identified as part of the new IPE curriculum to demonstrate the importance of working as a team to guarantee appropriate transfer of information when patients move within a facility, in-between facilities, or return to home. Elements of each information exchange to consider include: medication reconciliation, logistical preparations, patient and family education, and communication of patient information among providers at each step.

Membership:

Maggie Bland, DPT, Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine

Kay Mueggenburg, PhD, MSN, RN, CHPN, Goldfarb School of Nursing

Pat Nellis, MBA, OTR/L, Program in Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine

Alison Stevens, Pharm.D., St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Tim Yau, MD, MD Program, Washington University School of Medicine

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