How STRIPE HIV works

  • Institutions partner with STRIPE HIV
  • Select partner facilities
  • Train facilitators
  • Recruit students
  • Implement workshops
  • All leads to X outcomes

OVERVIEW

The initial STRIPE HIV intervention is an interactive, case-based training workshop targeted to final year medical and nursing students as well as trainees in the allied health professions and pre-registered health professionals at their schools and/or affiliated training sites. This training consists of 17 training modules that apply an interprofessional approach to learning and focus on the fundamentals of HIV prevention care and treatment, while also helping learners develop competencies in quality improvement. By the end of the two-day workshop, the learner will be able to demonstrate proficiency in many of the 17 modules and recognize the importance of interprofessional care and a culture of quality improvement.

WORKSHOP STRUCTURE

The modules are comprised of small group, case- based learning. Each module and session will be run slightly differently, but with an ideal facilitator to learner ratio of 1:8. Learners will be a mix of health professions students, as will facilitators, thus the workshops themselves will model interprofessionalism. Facilitators will have clear answer guides with accompanying handouts and PowerPoint slides as appropriate. A critical role of the facilitators is to nurture interprofessional collaboration.

FOSTERING INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Central to STRIPE HIV, facilitators of the STRIPE HIV workshops should prompt learners to consider how they can deliver optimized team-based care to ensure high quality HIV care. Across all modules, learners should be encouraged to gain greater competency in the following domains:

  • Values and ethics: Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.
  • Roles/responsibilities: Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance population health.
  • Interprofessional Communication: Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and related fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.
  • Teams and Teamwork: Apply relationship- building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/ population-centered care, population health programs, and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.