Transitions of Care Clinical Experience
Through the implementation of Interprofessional Huddles in the Transitions of Care Clinic, learners from various healthcare disciplines are not only exposed to live telemedicine clinical encounters but also contribute to multidisciplinary interventions that improve health outcomes for high-risk rural patients following hospital discharge. This is a one hour, in-person/clinic experience recommended for clinical level learners. Individuals must have completed the Interdisciplinary Education Apartment Simulation in order to participate in this experience.
Although many learners have previous telemedicine experience, following participation, most individuals felt that they had improvements in their general understanding of telemedicine, were more likely to find telemedicine as most effective when performed in a multidisciplinary team setting and felt that they were more likely to incorporate telemedicine in their future practice.
The patients enrolled in this grant-funded clinic are selected due to their many healthcare barriers and low access to healthcare resources and were treated by multiple healthcare disciplines that they rarely benefit from after hospital discharge. The interventions crafted by learners and clinic providers had lasting impacts on the healthcare outcomes of the patients seen in the clinic and revealed the power of using interprofessional education as a tool not only for students but for improved patient care.
For more details or to sign up, submit the online form or contact Katie Hoffman. This experience can only accommodate one or two learners per discipline per session. A certificate of completion will be offered.