Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Nursing and Kinesiology Students Collaborate During Interprofessional Learning Opportunity

February 17, 2015

February 13, 2015 Students from CHSU’s College of Pharmacy and California State University, Fresno’s Physical Therapy, Nursing and Kinesiology programs evaluated patients on a self-reported questionnaire regarding medical history, medication therapy, lifestyle, physical activity, and fall history through the SAFE (Senior Awareness & Fall Education)- Central Valley Coalition. During the screening, CHSU pharmacy students conducted medication review and reconciliation, assessed side effects, doses, adherence to reduce polypharmacy in older adults. Through this experience, pharmacy students provided exposure and insight into medication management to students in other disciplines, while gaining valuable knowledge of patient assessment from physical therapy and nursing students.

California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is pleased to collaborate with the SAFE (Senior Awareness & Fall Education)- Central Valley Coalition. Founded in 2011 by the College of Health and Human Services, Department of Physical Therapy at Fresno State, the SAFE Coalition team is designed to offer joint interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) student experiences to provide comprehensive balance assessments for older patients to determine their fall risk.

The goal of interprofessional learning is to promote and prepare all health professional students for team delivery of care that would transform patient-centered and community oriented health care systems.