March 12, 2018
by Indiana University
Indiana University School of Dentistry and IU School of Nursing students at IUPUI are learning clinical skills together through a newly developed experiential interprofessional education and practice program.
Under the program, fourth-year dental students and final-year family and pediatric nurse practitioner students come together to learn assessments of the oral cavity and analysis of blood pressure and body mass index in pediatric patients.
As a means to diagnose chronic conditions such as dental cavities, hypertension and obesity in children, the students learn the relationship of oral and systemic health to one another.
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