Resource Center

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The Resource Center is a digital library of interprofessional practice and education-related content. Anyone with a registered account can contribute to the resource center and comment on a resource’s usefulness.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Resource Center Work?

Think of the Resource Center as a library stocked with information added by its members. Each registered user has the opportunity to add content or make comments describing his or her experiences with interprofessional resources. Just like writing a review of a product online, members are encouraged to discuss a resource’s usefulness, practical application, benefits and even shortcomings (civil, constructive criticism only, please.) It is searchable by subject, resource type and keyword as well as by individual areas of interest or expertise.

What can I find in the Resource Center?

It’s a comprehensive hub for interprofessional practice and education-related content – ranging from information about programs to articles, archived webinars and much more. We use submitted, peer-reviewed and unpublished literature to build collections that are catalogued by topic, making it easier for people to find information applicable to their needs and interests.

Some of the most popular resources include:

  • Previously-published journal articles
  • Reports from conferences and commissioned papers
  • Measurement instruments and other assessment tools
  • White papers, videos, presentation slides, recorded webinars, audio recordings, case studies and book chapters
  • Learning tools, materials, curricula and much more

If there is something missing, just ask. We’ll do our best to track it down.

Who can contribute to the Resource Center?

Anyone with a registered account can add content and comment on existing content.

What about copyright and intellectual property?

Because the Resource Center is freely available to anyone, all content uploaded to the site must be copyright compliant. If you own the copyright to your work and want to make it openly available, that’s great – the Resource Center will provide a search-engine-optimized access point for your content.

If the copyright is owned by someone else (e.g. a publisher), you’ll need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before uploading that content. An alternate strategy for copyright-protected content previously published in scholarly journals is to link to the PubMed version of the article. Although not all articles indexed by PubMed are open access, community members with institutional subscriptions to restricted content will have access, and those without subscriptions will be offered the option to buy or “rent” the content from the publisher. Even so, you should be sure to obtain all copyright permissions before uploading any content to the site.

Is content on the site moderated?

Yes. The Resource Center is actively reviewed by National Center staff and community moderators to ensure all content posted to the site is appropriate.

Does the Resource Center contain only emerging research?

No. The Resource Center offers a home to both peer-reviewed and grey literature allowing information to be shared freely among users. This allows the National Center to chronicle the 50-year history of interprofessional practice and education, by providing a unique perspective to trends through access to seminal works that have never been digitally available before.

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This online course from the Home Centered Care Institute presents a model for treating patients with four of the more common chronic diseases found in the home-based primary care (HBPC) patient population: diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic kidney...
GeriaSims, from the Iowa Geriatric Education Center, are interactive virtual patient simulations for the care of older adults. They are intended for physicians, residents, fellows, and medical students in their clinical years; particular modules may also be useful to physician assistant or nurse...
As part of this curriculum developed by the University of Louisville Trager Institute and the Republic Bank Foundation Optimal Aging Clinic, learners will complete five online modules designed to teach them the core concepts of geriatric care. Topics to be covered include: roles of the...
These online, self-paced courses from the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative are designed for anyone who provides emergency care to older people. The Delirium course provides an overview of best practices in identification, prevention, evaluation, and both non-pharmacological and...
Partnerships to Improve Care and Quality of Life for Persons with Dementia is a 12-part online training series on staff-family partnerships to improve dementia care. This provider-focused training, which complements the IGEC’s family caregiver-focused training, is available through the Csomay...
This online educational program from the Utah Geriatric Education Consortium is designed to increase knowledge about Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and improve care of residents with dementia. The training program consists of four modules that, in total, will take 2-3 hours to...
This teaching strategy introduces students to a new interprofessional field of study called gerontechnology, which concerns the matching of technological environments to health, housing, mobility, communication, and the leisure and work of older adults. The learning activities in this strategy can...
The AGS Geriatrics Virtual Patient Cases for Surgical and Related Medical Subspecialty Care of Older Adults include 10 cases focused on the geriatric aspects of surgical and related medical subspecialty care of older adults, developed to help clinicians gain a better understanding of the common...
The Training and Education Center from the Alzheimer's Association offers a number of online dementia courses that are free to access after creating a free account. Course titles are listed, and you can use search filters to find courses you are interested in. There are three courses available in...
This online learning module for CNAs and other staff discusses influenza prevention and containment methods in the older adult population. At the conclusion of this program, learners will: state the primary means of preventing themselves from getting the flu; describe the difference between a cold...
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Bud Baldwin Collection

Dr. Baldwin has been a foundational researcher, teacher and champion in the field of interprofessional health care education and collaborative practice for over 60 years. The materials he collected during his career are an invaluable resource for the interprofessional community. All materials which are not copyright-restricted have been made openly available through the National Center's Resource Center.

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