Delois Laverentz, MN, RN, CCRN-K
Clinical Assistant Professor
Kansas University Medical Center
Delois M. Laverentz, MN, RN, CCRN-K is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC). Delois Laverentz has a passion for the development of collaborative ready healthcare providers through interprofessional education. She has been actively involved in the development of interprofessional education programs for the school of nursing and medical center. As a member of the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research (CIPER) Curriculum committee since 2013, she helped develop a multi-level campus-wide Foundations for Interprofessional Collaboration (FIPC): An Introduction TeamSTEPPS® program. She is actively involved in research related to interprofessional education and collaboration and is a published author and speaker. Delois serves on the Medical Center IPE Dean’s Council as the nursing champion.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Introduction: Assessing the impact of interprofessional education (IPE) on health systems is needed. Objective: To assess the impact of IPE at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) on workforce recruitment, collaborative practice, and culture through a mixed-methods analysis of responses from graduating students, new alumni, residency program directors (RPDs), and employers.Methods: Voluntary participants included graduating health professions students, alumni, RPDs, and employers of KUMC graduates. Data were collected through surveys and focus groups that were administered yearly…
Interprofessional education is a mutually beneficial dynamic, benefiting both the learner and the individual facilitating the learning opportunity. Facilitating an interprofessional (IP) program allows the facilitator the opportunity to reflect on how they can improve teaching team-based delivery of care, model their teaching to their practice, improve communication, and discover avenues for personal growth. In 2014 the University of Kansas Medical Center began a required three-level Foundations of Interprofessional Collaboration (FIPC) program incorporating TeamSTEPPS® concepts for all…
Objectives: By the end of today's seminar, the learner will be able to: Construct a virtual IPE event using the same learning objectives as a face to face event Describe how to prepare facilitators with training to use zoom and interactive online skills Compare and contrast the assessment of the event in the virtual and face to face formats   While the pandemic taught us many things, it provided a need to deliver interprofessional education content in a virtual platform. For our Foundations of interprofessional collaboration program (FIPC), it required the pivot of 3 large scale…