Lightning Talk Description:
Health professional programs must create learning environments conducive to interprofessional teams to prepare students for their expert roles. Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities are ideal for simulating the collaborative practice environment. Within IPE activities, students must learn to care for patients' physical and mental health needs across their lifespans. Our institution needed IPE offerings highlighting patient diversity, equity, and social determinants of health when providing interprofessional care. In response, faculty developed an interprofessional simulation to evaluate healthcare students' attitudes and perceptions of interprofessional collaboration when exposed to a simulated patient scenario of a vulnerable older adult with complex medical and psychiatric comorbidities from a diverse background. Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner students, supported by an interprofessional healthcare team of adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, pharmacy, and occupational therapy students, were presented with a vulnerable older adult case scenario. The group engaged in a virtual simulation activity with a standardized patient to assess the patient's needs and develop an interprofessional treatment plan.
The presentation describes an innovative, interprofessional activity model that describes a simulated hospital environment where health professional students can practice the patient assessment and communication skills necessary for their future collaborative practice roles.
The outcomes of this activity illustrated strong interprofessional collaboration skills, as measured by two validated instruments. The activity highlighted the students' apprehension to acknowledge a standardized patient's culture and ethnicity in a large group setting, which persisted to a lesser degree in smaller focus groups. Revision of the activity to include an opening lecture from a content matter expert who openly discussed strategies for identifying and overcoming implicit bias in the healthcare setting helped the students more readily identify and incorporate these sensitive topics into the patient care plan. Future student groups may benefit from an extended simulation pre-brief that allows the teams to familiarize themselves with one another. Additionally, clear expectations from faculty facilitators regarding considering a standardized patient's culture, ethnicity, and social determinants of health can ensure that students understand the expectation to include these vital components when creating a complex medical and psychiatric care plan.
This lightning talk showcases the use of a robust and meaningful interprofessional activity with the inclusion of an older adult patient and family in care plan development, focusing on how factors of culture, diversity, and social determinants of health impact the care plan. This activity used validated instruments to generate measurable student learning outcomes.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (National Center OICPD). The National Center OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Provider, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
The National Center OICPD (JA#: 4008105) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs).
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Learners can claim CE credit by completing the Daily Evaluation.