Douglas Ander, MD, FNAP
Professor
Dept of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Ander is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Undergraduate Education for Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He is responsible for patient care and supervision of residents, medical students, physician assistants and nurse practitioners at Grady Hospital. Dr. Ander has authored multiple journal articles, book chapters, and other publications, and he is active on numerous committees. Recently his scholarly and educational efforts have focused on inter-professional teamwork education. He serves on the Woodruff Health Science Center Interprofessional Education Council. He also serves as the liaison to Emory’s health profession programs.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background/AimsInterprofessional education has a significant impact on learners' attitudes, skills and behaviors towards teamwork. There is also evidence that IPE can improve clinical outcomes. Our ability to modify attitudes to teamwork using short educational interventions is limited. This is useful since many programs struggle with enough curricular time for comprehensive IPE programming. Our hypothesis was that first-year student attitudes towards teamwork would improve with our half-day IPE course. Design or MethodologyThe Interprofessional Team Training Day (ITTD) trained first year…
Introduction: Every year in the United States, more than 5.7 million patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), of which 25-50% develop ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW), defined as new onset weakness that occurs during critical illness. Patients with ICU-AW have worse outcomes including increased mortality, longer hospitalizations, worse quality of life years after they leave the ICU, and greater healthcare costs. Early mobilization is a low-risk strategy associated with improvement in ICU-AW, and society guidelines recommend a multidisciplinary approach, including physical…
Background/Aims The Interprofessional Team Training (ITT) Planning Team was challenged with meeting the accreditation requirement for interprofessional education for three health sciences schools. Our task was to train students from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Public Health. This included 7 preclinical disciplines from Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Genetic Counselor (GC), Physician Assistant (PA), and Public Health (PH) programs. We will describe the leadership…