Lightning Talk Description: In 2018, the University System of Maryland (USM) put out a Call to Action in its Health Care Workforce Report challenging all USM institutions to become leaders in interprofessional education (IPE). Acknowledging the benefits of interprofessional practice on health care outcomes and workforce wellness, the goal was to provide USM students with distinctive IPE opportunities that would prepare them for teamwork and collaboration in their future practices.
In order to improve collaboration among health professions programs and to better address the distinct health needs in the community, Salisbury University (SU), a member of the University System of Maryland, underwent a restructuring to establish its new College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). Creating a more formalized interprofessional education infrastructure was part of its initial mission and vision for the college.
This presentation will speak to Salisbury University’s response to the IPE “call to action” that focused on IPE leadership building and sustainability within the health and human service professions of CHHS and its serving community. Strategic plans that included the appointment of the CHHS IPE coordinator, the development of an Interprofessional Faculty and Education Scholarship committee (Buzy Family IPE Conference subcommittee), an IPE Fellowship, and calls for faculty/staff strategic initiative proposals will all be discussed. Faculty and Staff emerging projects will also be highlighted that support the Quintuple Aim including a new interdisciplinary course on Joy in Healthcare and a health equity professional workshop focusing on Transgender Care and Experience.
CHHS’ collaboration with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education and the steps that were taken in the development of Salisbury University’s IPE Compelling Vision will also be explored. Discussions will include how these steps were carefully planned to ensure that key stakeholders had a voice in creating the vision that not only fits SU’s CHHS, but also the rural community that it serves.
Advancing partnerships was an integral part of the initial IPE sustainability plan. In collaboration with USM’s Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, SU’s CHHS is finalizing its plan to offer IPE Digital Badging opportunities for its students. In addition, strategies were established to work closely with its Center for Healthy Communities to bridge IPE education to practice through student community learning experiences and professional IPE continuing education opportunities.
This presentation will share the lessons learned and offer insight to the catalyst and barriers for IPE leadership and sustainability in a new CHHS.
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.