Kristen Mchenry, Ed.D, RRT-ACCS
Boise State University
Dr. McHenry Ed.D, RRT-ACCS is a volunteer staff Registered Respiratory Therapist at the Gary Shealy ALS Clinic in Johnson City, TN. She serves as full time remote faculty (Assistant Professor) for the online RRT to BS degree advancement program in Respiratory Care at Boise State University. She has a passion for Interprofessional Education and Collobartive Practice.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative defines four competency domains as essential to interprofessional education (IPE). However, there is no consistent model for IPE curriculum development across health professions programs, and many learning opportunities are independent, siloed experiences offering little continuity from one experience to the next. Additionally, programs are challenged to provide authentic learning experiences that reflect both clinical and community health settings. Our asynchronous online IPE program addresses both challenges. The program structure provides a…
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease with no cure. An interdisciplinary care model is the treatment standard for patients with ALS (PALS). An interprofessional ALS clinic provides PALS and their families with evidence-based care that focuses on improved quality of life and optimization of medical services. This lightening talk will highlight how an interprofessional group of providers serving in an out-patient ALS clinic shifted their practice during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure patients and their families received the care and guidance needed to navigate their…