Spoorthi Sankineni, MD
West Virginia University
Spoorthi Sankineni is as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at West Virginia University. She graduated from a combined BA/MD program at University of Missouri-Kansas City and subsequently completed her Internal Medicine Residency at West Virginia University. She is passionate about educating medical residents and students on the importance and impact of extensive transitional care and currently serves as the Medical Director of the Transitional Care Program at WVU. She is currently working on initiatives to show the value of individualized and prolonged nursing and case management for patients with complex medical conditions and frequent readmissions.
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 (…