Nardia Aldridge, Ph.D., OTR/L
Nova Southeastern University
Nardia has an interest in gerontology, health promotion, interprofessional activities, community-based interventions that enhance the quality of life for older adults, and diversity in occupational therapy. She has a B.S. in OT, an M.S. in Gerontology, and a Ph.D. in Health Science. She is a responsible and dedicated Occupational Therapist and Healthcare Leader with over 17 years of experience and expertise in Long Term Care and Subacute Care. She is a big supporter of interdisciplinary approaches to client-centered care and her professional associations.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: Interprofessional education and collaborative practice are recognized as means to reduce medical errors, improve quality of care, improve health outcomes, and manage healthcare costs. Multiprofessional colleges lend themselves to creating opportunities for interprofessional education to develop the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) core competencies and satisfy accreditation standards. The aim of this study was to assess whether Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities increase student perception of their competencies and their actual observed competency in…