School of Health Sciences Hosts Second Annual Interprofessional Education Session
The School of Health Sciences hosted its second interprofessional education session on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. The event included students from the Elon Physician Assistant, Elon Physical Therapy and Alamance Community College Nursing programs.
On Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, the School of Health Sciences hosted more than 125 students who participated in an hour-long interprofessional session facilitated by PA, PT, and nursing faculty that focused on the importance of the team approach to patient care.
The session began with an Introduction from Elon School of Health Sciences Dean Becky Neiduski followed by a “Did you know?” presentation highlighting the top 10 things each profession wanted the others to know about their field of work.
Following the presentation, a standardized patient scenario was presented featuring a patient who had undergone hip surgery and was struggling with pain management and an altered mental status. Small groups of nursing, PT, and PA students then had engaging conversations around the primary goals for the patient and how the team could best work together to meet the patient’s needs.
Prior to and following the session, students from both PA and nursing rotated through activity stations hosted by DPT faculty and second-year DPT students to learn techniques for improving patient mobility and preventing workplace injuries.