Lightning Talk Description: Building the case for interprofessional education (IPE) requires a continuous quality improvement plan around the implementation and utilization of curriculum models within participating healthcare programs. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) implemented the current quality initiative to assess the utilization of extracurricular IPE content. In collaboration with the College of Medicine to achieve the interprofessional requirements of a HRSA grant, this project delivered a formative review of IPE curriculum integration for the purpose of assessing any remaining gaps in the curricular menu, to make recommendations for academic integration, and to build capacity within IPE programming to address OUHSC strategic plan initiatives. This lightning talk will discuss this process as a model for other IPE programs to assess and improve their IPE projects.
In 2017-2019, OUHSC created and implemented their current curriculum model. The model provided the structure for a menu of offerings to be developed in didactic, practice, application, and synthesis areas. The intention was for all students on campus to do some IPE activity, knowing not all students would do everything. Noteworthy development included pilot projects moving to virtual delivery of simulations, creation of a programmatic evaluation plan, implementation of a campus-wide IPE tool to evaluate team-based experiences, revision of seed grant forms, curriculum committee project team development to streamline and operationalize project development, and the preparation of the first outcomes report in June 2022.
In 2022-2023, a formative quality improvement assessment was initiated for the purpose of creating a sustainable and replicable IPE Academic Integration Map. Phase 1 methods for data collection included the use of Qualtrics to survey current integration of IPE courses in academic curriculum per degree plan. Phase 1 included assessing validity of the survey and a focus group session. Phase 2 consisted of a second survey based on feedback collected in Phase 1 and data visualization provided by the Office of Institutional Research. These numbers were a key descriptive data component to provide project context and relevant comparisons. The summative takeaway of the initiative is a recommendation to include IPE curricular integration by all participating programs in the 2023-2028 IPE Strategic Plan. Continuous process improvement is scheduled for the strategic initiative through 2028 with key performance indicators assessing the increase of integrated IPE content within degree programs. Such will continue to determine and support the case for IPE within healthcare programs.
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.