Diane Ferguson, BSN, RN
Director, H-E-B Clinical Skills Center
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Diane Ferguson, BSN, RN, is the Director of the HEB Clinical Skills Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA). The Center focuses primarily on Simulated/Standardized Patient (SP) simulation. Diane has been in SP education since 1995. She served many years on the Board of Directors for the Association of SP Educators (ASPE). Diane is a member of the LINC Simulation IPE Initiative representing the Long School of Medicine and simulation.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Lightning Talk Description:  Background: As the US population ages, many older adults with dementia rely on family caregivers for health-related care and daily activities. Issues associated with caregiver burden in this setting are well-documented, including caregivers’ diminished quality of life and health. Strong interprofessional care is required to support family caregivers and maximize patient outcomes, and students must be prepared for this environment. Building upon the interprofessional education (IPE) literature demonstrating the effectiveness of simulation to advance…