Anita Van Wingerden, PT DPT
Rutgers University-School Of Health Professions
Dr. Anita Van Wingerden is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, School of Health Professions, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. In 2019, she co-developed the Rutgers Osteoporosis/Fall Risk Screening Event, an interprofessional education and immersive experience for students with pharmacy and nursing faculty. She is Chair of the New Jersey Interagency Council on Osteoporosis for the State of New Jersey, Department of Health, and is dedicated to promoting interprofessional education and community awareness of bone health and fall risk. Her research focus is promoting wellness in older adults through community Ai Chi programs and preventing Osteoporosis/Fall Risk through aquatic exercise.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Transforming Interprofessional Education: Development of an Innovative, Immersive Program for Osteoporosis/Fall Risk Screening
DescriptionA vital component of delivering collaborative interprofessional care is understanding each profession's roles and expertise. A total of 119 students from physical therapy, pharmacy, and nursing programs participated in a 3-day hybrid interprofessional (IPE) event, where students virtually trained each other to screen community members in-person for osteoporosis/fall risk. The value of this IPE was it advanced the educational experience beyond traditional learning by allowing students to apply knowledge and engage in real-life client situations. Thus, the virtual nature of this IPE…