Year One

Goal #1

Increase the number of nurses (and other health professionals) skilled in interprofessional collaborative practice.

First Quarter Objective One

Cultivate a practice environment where emergent nurse leaders have an opportunity to demonstrate leadership in interprofessional team building, collaborative problem-solving and care-coordination.

  1. Build a collaborative team that bridges academia and practice to implement ICAP.
  2. Discuss IPAC-Peds funding initiative with the KU on-site TeamSTEPPS master trainer team.
  3. Initiate TeamSTEPPS Training

First Quarter Objective Two

Cultivate an education environment where future nurses are equipped in interprofessional team building, collaborative problem-solving and care-coordination.

  1. CIPES Curriculum Group will continue to work on IPE competencies and learning activities.
  2. All three schools will continue to work to integrate TeamSTEPPS in the curriculum across all educational levels.
  3. Meet with the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Team to discuss ICAP-Peds project goals, objectives, and strategies.
  4. Meet with curriculum leads and/or curriculum committees in each school.

Second Quarter and Annually Objective Two

  1. Review curriculum across all three schools for IPE competencies.

Goal #2

Use the collaborative practice model and the transitional care team to engage patients, their families, and communities in promoting positive health care outcomes.

Second Quarter and Ongoing Objective One

Equip professionals with the resources needed to practice in a collaborative team-based environment.

  1. Use identified unit goals, outcomes and tools form TeamSTEPPS training
  2.  Use in situ simulation to develop inteprofessional competencies.
  3. Foster increased communication and shared decision-making among providers, patients and their families.
  4. Report results of the implementation to the ICAP Core Project team at their regularly scheduled meetings.

Third Quarter Objective Two

Implement a proven and sustainable transitional care model.

  1. Identify the targeted population for transition care.
  2. Identify and evaluate transitional care models that address the needs of the identified risk pediatric population.
  3. Educate and engage community resources regarding traditional care practices.

Second Quarter Objective Three

Experiment with the use of innovative mobile technologies for telemonitoring.

  1. Purchase 16 iPads with the Polycom RealPresence Mobile video client application
  2. Establish guidelines for use of iPads by providers and patients/families.

Goal #3

Use outcome evaluation data to support the dissemination of best practices in inteprofessional collaborative care.

First Quarter Objective One

Conduct a comprehensive quantitative evaluation of all project goals (Colum 4 and section on evaluation).

  1. Review, refine and approve evaluation plan.
  2. Establish a quality improvement team.

Goal #4

Establish a sustainable plan and infrastructure to leverage the Interprofessional collaborative practice project to other units throughout the KU hospital and beyond.

First Quarter and Ongoing Objective One

Replicate this model on one or more additional acute care units throughout the hospital by the end of the grant project.

  1. Annually present the ICAP project at one of the monthly nurse leadership meetings.
  2. Annually present the ICAP project at other key leadership meetings.

First Quarter and Ongoing Objective Two

Publicize the IPAC-Peds model beyond KUMC

  1. Disseminate the process and outcomes of the IPAC-Peds project.
  2. Continue to emphasize IPE and Leadership as a campaign focus for KU Endowment.

The University of Kansas Medical Center

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UD7HP25056 and Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, And Retention - Interprofessional Collaborative Practice project: Interprofessional collaborative acute care practice: Pediatrics (ICAP-Peds) for grant amount $997,000.. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


Manos, E. L. (2012 - Current). Interprofessional collaborative acute care practice: Pediatrics (ICAP-Peds). Grant funded by Health Resources & Services Administration. Grant Number UD7HP25056. University of Kansas School of Nursing. Kansas City, KS.
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