Aug. 19 — Nursing faculty showcases interprofessional clinical education program at summit
School of Nursing Clinical Professor Debra Bakerjian led two presentations at the Nexus Summit in Minneapolis Aug. 18-20. In both presentations, Debra highlighted the initiative she leads at UC Davis. System-transforming, Patient-centered, Longitudinal, Interprofessional, Community-based Education (SPLICE) provides an interprofessional practice curriculum for family nurse practitioner, physician assistant and medical students along with residents and staff. In her first presentation, “SPLICE Initiative — Managing Challenges of Interprofessional, Clinic-based Experiences,” Deb discussed the many collaborations required to successfully lead the program. In her next presentation, “Taking Simulations Outside of the Simulation Suite: How to Adapt Simulations for Primary Care Environments,” she outlines the use of simulation, both high-tech suites and low-tech table-top exercises, to improve teamwork. Led by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, the Nexus Summit brings faculty and experts together to expand and elevate the conversation and study of interprofessional education models.