Collaboration Between Academia and Practice: Interprofessional Crises Leadership and Disaster Management.

The Journal of nursing administration

PubMedID: 28106683

Hoying C, Farra S, Mainous R, Baute R, Gneuhs M. Collaboration Between Academia and Practice: Interprofessional Crises Leadership and Disaster Management. J Nurs Adm. 2017;47(2):123-128.
An innovative interprofessional disaster preparedness program was designed and implemented through an academic-practice partnership between a large midwestern children's hospital and a community-based state university. This course was part of a constellation of courses developed in response to Presidential Directive (HSPD) 8, a mandate to standardize disaster response training that was issued after the inefficiencies following Hurricane Katrina. A hybrid immersive and didactic approach was used to train senior leadership and frontline clinicians. Included were simulated experiences at the National Center for Medical Readiness, a workshop, and online modules. The program that focused on crisis leadership and disaster management was developed and implemented to serve patient-centered organizations.