Interprofessional collaborative education is defined as an instructional and learning process that produces collaborative work between two or more health care professionals.
Teams of nursing, PT, medical anthropology, and social work students will promote fall prevention and safety in clinical or hospital settings as well as community or home environments.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement. IPCP is but one example of many collaborative endeavors
The project uses an ethnogeriatrics approach which synthesizes knowledge from the fields of aging, health, & ethnicity.
The Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) program provides grant support for projects designed to strengthen the nursing workforce, increase nurse retention, promote coordinated care, improve the quality of patient care, and provide nurses with the skills needed to practice in existing and emerging organized health care systems.
Our project is implementing a rigorous evaluation plan, in collaboration with HRSA, to provide project personnel and the Interprofessional Team with feedback to inform continuous quality improvement, provide data to measure progress and outcomes related to goals and objectives, and assessment to measure the impact of the IPCP environments and students acquisition of interprofessional competencies.
Nutrition faculty and students collaborate in planning for adequate nutritional needs, a critical concern given the high malnutrition rate among seniors in our community.
Health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
Social work students will assist in identifying resources for older adults and those providing home- or community-based care
Our core team employs some of the best and brightest at UTC in the fields of nursing, technology, project management, and cooperative education as well as practicum. Each member...