Approximately 3000 nursing students will require clinical placements beginning in January 2014/15. SAHSN and the Ministry of Health recently supported the mapping out the current placement requirements juxtaposed the placement location planned in the health system. The final report has been received and identified several challenges with current model, and specifically that it is unsustainable. The final report is available here. The next stage is to engage in a provincial dialogue on establishing a strategic plan. Stay tuned for more information on the retreat planned for January 2014 and how you can participate.
A summary communication brief is available here.
- An inventory of Interprofessional Education learning opportunities is currently underway. The IPE inventory will document key learning initiatives, courses and programs in Saskatchewan.
- A new inventory of simulation technology in Saskatchewan is now available. This inventory discusses the potential for a focused network for simulation centres and experts in the province in providing health simulation education in the province. Click here to read the Executive Summary, or for a full report please contact SAHSN's Interprofessional Resource Officer.
- IHCS member group SWITCH (Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health) has been on a recent CBC broadcast of “White Coat, Black Art”. Check it out here!
- The Interprofessional Health Collaborative of Saskatchewan (IHCS) has re-structured into 2 working groups: Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP). Both working groups will contribute to research, projects and communication between and among health professionals on interprofessional education and collaborative practice in Saskatchewan. To learn more about the IHCS or to be involved in one of the Working Groups, please contact SAHSN's Interprofessional Resource Officer.