The Value of Bridging the Interprofessional Gap in Health Sciences Education: Improving Patient Outcomes Outcomes
In the health professions, research suggests that interprofessional education can help promote better patient outcomes. Traditionally, students are assigned to classes based on their curriculum making the opportunity to collaborate across professions difficult. Using an interprofessional approach allows for greater collaboration across professions and provides a care team with a more holistic approach to treating a patient. The benefits of interprofessional education, particularly in healthcare are numerous. Quite often, traditionally, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other allied health professionals were educated and practiced in silos. Continuity of care for the patient is fractured in this sense as there is little communication among the various professionals that make up the care team. Developing practical assignments where students must collaborate in group like settings, whether through written work or from practical experience, allows the students to learn with and from other professions as opposed to simply learning about them.
Most healthcare organizations recognize the importance of disaster planning, however, history tells us that in times of crisis, ethical actions are not always present. Taking time to create an ethical disaster plan is something that all healthcare organizations should consider. During this session, specific steps toward ethical disaster planning will be provided, as well as suggestions for participants to include in their own disaster planning models.
Understanding Coronavirus and Preparing for it in the United States.
With the current outbreak of Coronavirus the CDC has advised Americans to prepare for an outbreak in the United States. This session will provide an overview of what we know about the outbreak and practical steps that can be taken to prepare not panic.
Leveraging Technology and Telemedicine Knowledge in the Classroom: Preparing Our Students for the Future
This presentation will highlight some of the more recent trends in healthcare towards the use of technologies and the use of telemedicine to provide care. Research has shown these technologies to be quite successful in use. Learning more about these technologies will allow professors to better be able to discuss them in the classroom and to prepare their students for what is quickly working it's way into mainstream healthcare.
Sleep Deprivation and Its Impacts on the Body: According to the CDC, "only 1 in 3 Americans do not get enough sleep". This leads to sleep deprivation to which the body experiences negative impacts including a higher risk for heart disease. This presentation will focus on the correlation of sleep deprivation and the heart as well as other related chronic conditions.
10 Things No Student Wants to Hear from their Instructor
At the core of teaching is a passion to see learners succeed. However, instructors do not always see the impact that their comments have on student success (Hawk & Lyons, 2008). Instructors are oftentimes focused on their justification for communicating their message rather than understanding their students' perception about receiving the message (Planar 2016). As a result, many students are disappointed and frustrated with the feedback they receive from their instructors (Alfehaid, Qotineh, Alsuhebany, Alharbi, S., & Almodaimegh, 2018). Students who have a negative perception of instructor feedback display a lack of motivation and determination than students who have a positive perception of instructor feedback (Hawk & Lyons, 2008; Kauffman, 2015). Conversely, positive perception yields an increase in classroom participation, motivation, satisfaction, and a willingness to implement recommended revisions into their work (Hawk & Lyons, 2008; Kauffman, 2015; Patchan, Schuun, & Correnti, 2016). Continuous improvement is a sought after characteristic that instructors have for their students because it demonstrates advancement between bridging the gap between the student's achieved competency and the professor's objective (Planar et al.). This topic is important to discuss because student retention and graduation rates are commonly used as a measurement of student success (Millea, Wills, Elder, & Molina, 2018). Instructors can improve these rates by (1) identifying the impact that their comments have on student success, (2) differentiating between effective and ineffective communication, (3) and transforming existing feedback into positive opportunities that promote student success. Central to these improvements is the ability to alter student perception.
Evolution of Healthcare Reimbursement Models and Patient Involvement: There's Always Tomorrow
Healthcare reimbursement models and patient involvement have evolved over time. In the early years, patients had a less-active role in selecting healthcare, treatment, and doctors. Patience can provide feedback using patient portals, surveys, and healthcare grading, to name a few. Healthcare reimbursement is affected directly by patient preference. This presentation will provide an overview of the evolution of Medicare reimbursement models and how patient input is changing the dynamic. The history of Medicare reimbursement methodologies starting from the origin of fee for service, diagnostic related groups (DRGs), to the present reimbursement of value-based purchasing will be addressed. Our discussion will include the impact and challenges affecting the healthcare system considering all parties: patients, systems and physicians. We will look into the future of the systems of tomorrow that will incorporate patient involvement based on quality of care provided and the patient's satisfaction with that care.
Opioid abuse has been a growing problem in the United States. This session will overview a brief history of opioids, how the crisis began and where we are today. We will also discuss prevention, intervention and treatment options associated with opioids including the newest and sometimes controversial solutions. Finally, the session will discuss newborn addiction.
Health Sciences help students to define life's purpose, utilize their gifts and grow personally and professionally. At Purdue we know the health science degrees define the academic rigor and relevance to solve real-world problems. While success evident, what we are learning too is how health science heals beyond the classroom. Learn from consummate military professionals as they share stories on how the theory in the classroom supported the practice of health & well-being in their careers & lives.
Voluntarily giving up your bodily fluids for DNA testing can produce unwanted and even life altering consequences. Whether searching for your roots or clinically researching for inherited disorders, you are putting your health and privacy as well as your extended family members' health and privacy at risk. Learn about what to expect from both direct to consumer (DTC) and clinical DNA testing before sharing your DNA.
The presentation will provide a definition of alcohol, a discussion about how the body metabolizes alcohol, specific biological effects of alcohol in the body, and a discussion of some of the long-term effects of alcohol. The presentation will conclude with questions and recommendations.
Evaluate Attitudes and Practices among Health Professionals in China, Peru, and the U.S. Toward Food Safety Education
Health professionals (doctors, nurses, dietitians, and physicians) are trusted sources for consumers on food safety information. However, less than half of the health professionals provide food safety education to their patients in the U.S. Little literature has been reported outside the U.S. To understand the attitudes and practices among health professionals on food safety education, semi-structured interviews were used in China and Peru (n=42). In the U.S., focus groups (n=27) and online survey (n=188) were used. In China and Peru, almost all the health professionals saw the necessity to provide food safety education, but only a few delivered, which was much lower compared to the U.S. participants. Two shared barriers to food safety education identified in three countries were: 1) Patients lacked interest. 2) Health professionals had limited time. Government agencies, health professionals, and educators should work together to develop better food safety education strategies for the public health.
Before the expectations of classroom retention is defined the understanding in retention theories is a way to collect best practices in what works for your classroom and allow students to feel empowered to learn and overcome the obstacles during their educational journey. This workshop will explore retention theories as well as keeping the student's vision from start to finish.
Workplace Stress and Grief Coping Strategies for Healthcare Professionals
Health care professionals must deal with grief and the stress of the workplace environment. This presentation acquaints us to the stresses of the healthcare workplace and provides stress and coping strategies to deal with negative feelings such as grief and mourning caused by bad outcomes involving patients. The anguish of loss occurs in every culture and healthcare settings. Mourning practices vary across cultures and among individuals and organizations. How we express and mentally process our empathy, compassion, and respect for the patient can impact our wellness and effectiveness. Emphasis will be placed on communication techniques, self-analysis, and coping strategies best practices in order to effectively maintain our overall effectiveness. Key values that guide our personal and professional behavior and influence overall effectiveness will be explored, as well as their impact on relieving stress levels in the healthcare facility.
Reviewing the Epidemiology of Oral Vaporizing: The Impact of Advertising and Marketing and Policy to Young Adults
The e-cigarette has evolved since its introduction in the 1930s and in the early 2000s when the e-cigarette market was able to commercialize. Though e-cigarettes are not a new concept, their and newer vape pen counterparts, have increased over the past few years. The safety of e-cigarettes and vaporizers have recently been called into question with many states putting a ban on vaping products, and President Trump starting initiatives to put a national ban on flavored e-cigarette products. This research will assess whether the public believes that oral vaporizers are healthier than traditional smoking. The research will also review the advertising tactics that are used to market oral vaporizers and the use of e-cigarettes as well as discuss policy impacts.
Does a Practicum Influence Graduate Outcomes in an Online Program
The Practicum is designed to help the student understand what happens in a billing and coding department. The student will spend their time observing in a department that they arrange to work with. The Practicum hours must be completed during the term in which the students are taking the Practicum course. This course is always taken in the student's last academic term. Therefore, for the students to start preparing to complete the Practicum they are introduced to the program in the course and term prior to their final term.