2. Interprofessionalism – Working and learning together to reduce errors 

Dr Tierney Kinnison – Lecturer in Veterinary Education, RVC
Ms Alison Langridge – Assistant Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Skills, RVC
Dr Catherine Oxtoby – Veterinary Risk Manager, Veterinary Defense Society

This pre-conference workshop will consider the relationship between veterinary surgeons and Registered Veterinary Nurses. It will reflect upon what we can learn from interprofessional working in order to guide education, including what makes a good team, and what are challenges to interprofessional working and learning in practice. Focus will be given to the aspect of ‘speaking up’. It will also consider explorations of mistakes, errors and near-misses, and how to assess and learn from these instances. Interprofessional education theories will also be introduced, alongside the concept of ‘interprofessionalism’ to aid conceptualisation of new initiatives.The workshop will be interactive, allowing participants to experience these educational tools as well as beginning to design learning methods and materials relevant to their institution/practice. This workshop will be relevant to anybody who is specifically involved in interprofessional education and anybody who is involved in teaching about errors and mistakes. However, it is also very relevant to all those teaching in a clinical context, to veterinary and veterinary nursing students, and to anyone with an interest in teamwork or errors. No prior knowledge is required.