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Does Interprofessional Education Change Student Attitudes About Interprofessional Learning And Patient Safety?, Deborah Poling, Dawn Labarbera, Mary Kiersma Jan 2015

Does Interprofessional Education Change Student Attitudes About Interprofessional Learning And Patient Safety?, Deborah Poling, Dawn Labarbera, Mary Kiersma

College of Nursing and Health Faculty Publications

INTRODUCTION The Fort Wayne Area Interprofessional Education Consortium (FWAIPEC) evaluated the outcomes of its educational initiative with a pre and post assessment utilizing the Readiness for Interprofessional Education tool (RIPLS). The seminar series was designed as a longitudinal team building experience to foster competency toward interprofessional collaborative practice.

METHODS Participants from pharmacy, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse executive, medical and family practice residency programs were surveyed as part of the curriculum assessment.

RESULTS Primarily reflecting the required attendance of the pharmacy and physician assistant students, 122 participants completed both assessments (89.7% response rate). Wilcoxon signed rank tests ...