Pediatric Critical Care Course: Collaboration Between Academia and Clinical Practice

by: Jeannie Weston

This dynamic interprofessional pilot course involves collaboration between the local children’s hospital and the school of nursing. Through a weekly seminar offering, various perspectives for care are offered through the diverse lenses of child life, physical/occupational therapy, and social work. In addition, speakers with expertise in psychology, nursing ethics, genetics and parenting facilitated discussion. Innovative faculty/student practice models will serve to enhance students’ learning experiences in a variety of critical and intensive care settings.