Kathleen Packard, PharmD, MS, BCPS, AACC, FNAP
Co-director of Interprofessional Education Passport
Creighton University
Dr. Packard is a board-certified cardiac pharmacist who provides inpatient and outpatient clinical services. She is also the Pharmacy Director and Hypertension Clinic Director at Clinic with a Heart, a free interprofessional urgent care clinic. She teaches cardiovascular pharmacotherapeutics to pharmacy students and general pharmacology to PA and dental students. She is also Co-Director of the Interprofessional Education Passport at Creighton University.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) established core competencies for interprofessional (IP) collaborative practice, including patient-centeredness, which requires IP learners to place the interests of patients and populations at the center of care delivery. To meet this competency, health professional schools must develop collaborative experiences for both on-campus and distance students that incorporate a patient-centered focus. Recent pandemic protocols requiring physical distancing have resulted in a need for virtual experiences to meet this learner objective. While most…
The Creighton University IPE curriculum is a distributed model in which each health science students must complete 3 IPE Passport activities before graduation. Some activities are embedded in the curriculum while others are menu-based. One challenge of this distributed model is that there are variables that cannot be controlled by the IPE Center. Examples include student illness on the day an IPE activity or a student failing to complete a mandatory portion of the activity. Because these variables could negatively impact a student’s ability to graduate, the IPE Center pre-planned a back-up…