Improving Safety through Team Training on Effective Leadership and Followership within the Interprofessional Team
When members of the healthcare team fail to communicate with one another, patients care can suffer. This project will assess the impact of team training on participant knowledge, skills, attitudes about teamwork, and use of team behaviors contributing to safe patient care. Nursing, social work, and pharmacy students will participate in a virtual training, which will teach them how to lead, how to follow, and how to better communicate during escalating patient situations. Participants will also be able to practice these new skills and tools in a simulated environment. Findings from this project will help members of the healthcare team learn to communicate more clearly, which will result in better patient care.
The commenting period for this IP-X Diamond Opportunity is now closed.
Interprofessional Exchange (IP-X) Research Stimulus Pilot Grants to study interprofessional educational outcomes.
Up to four Mini Cubes ($15K) will be awarded. These cubes are fully funded by the Center for IPE. No unit or faculty contribution is required.
For eligibility requirements, use of funds, and details on the application process, read the information provided at the links below:
The Center for Interprofessional Education (IPE) is seeking innovative ideas that will promote innovations in interprofessional health education. These grants are designed to assess the impact of educational innovations on student attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviors. While any topic related to educational innovations can be studied, we encourage mini-cube ideas on the topics below.
Priority Topics Include:
● Impact of novel IPE activities on student knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills
● Educational innovations including online experiences, simulations, student-patient pairings, interprofessional student-student mentoring, and more
● The linkages between education and practice
● IPE’s role in the social determinants of health, population health, and health care costs
All questions about the Mcubed Diamond IP-X Research Stimulus Pilot Grant program should be sent to IPEcenter@umich.edu.
Interested in interprofessional health care impacts on cost, quality of care, and disease prevention? Click here to view another IP-X Diamond project funded by the U-M Health Sciences Council.