Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A.R. Dykes Library Participates in Interprofessional Education and Practice Grant


A.R. Dykes Library is a partner in the ICAP-Peds grant, recently procured by E. LaVerne Manos, DNP, RN-BC.  Heather Collins, Biomedical Librarian for the School of Nursing, will lead knowledge management and research support services for the grant. The Dykes Library Research Team, Rachel, Gyore, Crystal Cameron-Vedros, and Jason Stirnaman, are contributing to the research support services for this innovate grant partnership. Additionally, a group has been created in Meet Our Experts for the Center for Interprofessional Educationhttp://experts.kumc.edu/groups/118-Center_for_Interprofessional_Education .

The Interprofessional Collaborative Acute Care Practice ICAP-Peds grant will help at-risk children and their families transition smoothly from hospital to home to follow-up care. We will facilitate the training and organization of high-functioning interprofessional care teams skilled at developing comprehensive transitional care plans. Several innovative training techniques will be utilized to increase interprofessional collaboration and care. There are many unique features of the ICAP Peds project, these include; the use of an Academic Electronic Health Record, In-situ simulation, Mobile technology and Health literacy training to foster patient and family participation to improve care.

The outcomes expectations for this project are;  decrease in readmission, decrease in utilization of ED for standard care services, increase in patients with a medical home, and a model for collaborative practice including the patient and family as these patients move from hospital to home to follow-up care.

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