Kathryn Smalley, BA, CHSE
Project Manager
West Virginia University
Kathryn (Katie) Smalley, BA, CHSE, currently serves as the Project Manager for the Department of Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Research Coordinator for STEPS Simulation Lab. She began her journey into simulation and IPE in 2013 when she became a standardized patient. In 2016, she joined STEPS full-time as a Simulation Information Specialist. Katie is an active member of STEPS’s Research Committee, Evaluation, Quality, & Inspection (EQI) Committee, and Policy & Procedure Committee. Katie became a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) in 2019.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has become a powerful tool in maintaining patient access to healthcare without the increased risks of an in-person visit. In order to prepare health care learners to this new type of patient encounter, an interprofessional educational opportunity was created using a model of an "IPE Huddle" and participation in a telemedicine based transitions of care clinic with focus on improved post-hospitalization outcomes. Teams of learners meet monthly for an "IPE Huddle" on-site at the University Health System's Transition of Care Clinic. During…
Objectives(1) Describe an interprofessional clinical practice experience in the transitions of care clinic setting (2) Discuss the outcomes from a clinical interprofessional experienceMethodology Interprofessional faculty members from dentistry, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physician assistant programs took part in an innovation challenge to create an interprofessional clinical practice activity from an existing simulation experience. Students from these disciplines had been participating in the InterDisciplinary Education Apartment Simulation (…