Lightning Talk Description: This presentation describes the development of a virtual reality (VR) case scenario that engages interprofessional student teams in exploring an older adult’s (Ms. K) living environment through an Escape Room to identify the 4Ms of Age-Friendly Health Systems: What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility. An additional component consists of videos illustrating interactions between Ms. K. (portrayed by a simulated patient) and her care team (actual healthcare providers) providing transitional care after a recent hospitalization.
The VR case scenario is being developed as a new component of an interprofessional program with over 800 student participants from 12 professions involved in 140 teams, each working with a community volunteer. In the existing program, students participate in three modules. During the second module, students explore the community volunteer’s living environment and neighborhood. The new VR component is designed to enhance interactivity and engagement in Module 2 and provide options for alternate assignments when student teams are unable to conduct a home visit.
The development team consisted of faculty from five disciplines who worked with VR instructional designers to create a virtual space with a kitchen, bathroom and living room equipped with artifacts that represented the 4M’s. The team met bi-weekly for several months to design and navigate the space. As the student participants virtually explore through the space, they are encouraged to click on each artifact and sort it in the appropriate 4M bucket. Additionally, each bucket is further labeled as a hazard or support. Examples are a family photo signifying a “What Matters” support and a loose cord on the floor demonstrating a “Mobility” hazard. Each area has a specific time limit ranging from 1- 2 minutes.
Two student teams piloted the VR experience and debriefed together with a faculty facilitator. Debriefing topics included challenges with the VR game, potential integration of the VR experience with the existing Module 2, and feedback on the Escape room. Other topics focused on the videos, including aspects of patient-centered care identified, ways that healthcare providers addressed the 4Ms, demonstrations of teamwork in coordinating care, and how seeing the person in her home environment informed the care plan. Preliminary analysis of these results has been completed and will be used to refine the escape room experience. Subsequent testing and further analysis with interprofessional student advisory panels to ensure authentic end-user program development will be piloted prior to the content delivery with the full cohort.
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.