Sep 18, 2012
LaVerne Manos, DNP, RN-BC, clinical instructor in the University of Kansas School of Nursing, has been awarded a three-year $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The grant, Interprofessional Collaborative Acute Care Practice, will focus on developing, implementing, evaluating and disseminating a patient-centered interprofessional collaborative practice (ICAP) model within an acute care pediatric unit at the University of Kansas Hospital. The program includes innovations in the training of interprofessional transitional care teams who will assist at-risk children and their families or caregivers as they transition away from the hospital to their home. The teams will continue to assist the individuals until their first follow-up visit to their primary care provider.
The project's primary focus is to develop the ICAP model among the health care professionals and patients on the University of Kansas Hospital pediatric unit. A secondary focus will be to expand interprofessional education opportunities for the more than 280 students who are assigned to this unit each year for their clinical experience.
The project was proposed by the University of Kansas School of Nursing in partnership with the KU Schools of Medicine and Health Professions. Its long-term goal is to establish the University of Kansas Medical Center as a center of excellence in Interprofessional Education (IPE) and practice (IPP) and advance the development of interprofessional collaboration models locally, regionally and nationally.
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