Engaging and Empowering Patients and Caregivers as Co-teachers in the Development and Delivery of UW CIPE Telehealth Healthy Aging Initiative
1. Identify components and strategies to develop an IPE Telehealth program.
2. Increase awareness around ways to engage and empower patients and caregivers as co-teachers in IPE curriculum development.
3. Describe key characteristics of an effective interprofessional healthy aging education to prepare health profession students to work collaboratively with aging adults.
4. Explore pre-post evaluation methods to evaluate students’ interprofessional learnings.
There are growing evidence in the literature demonstrating the meaningful impact of engaging patients and caregivers in educational curriculum development and delivery on students learning. Interprofessional care is different from multidisciplinary care, interdisciplinary care, and transdisciplinary care. Therefore, the ways in which students learn with, from and about other professions must be integrated and collaborative. This session will use the topic of dementia as a means to demonstrate modes of interprofessional learning as a way to facilitate collaborative care in the clinical environment. With the growing aging population in the US and globally, the number of people living with dementia (PLwD) is increasing dramatically. Current evidence shows that healthcare professionals’ collaboration is often undermined by a lack of understanding about each profession’s scope of practices.
The Interprofessional Practice and Education Healthy Aging Initiative (IPE-HAI) at the UW Madison Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education was developed as a place for students from multiple professions to come together to learn with, from and about each other in becoming competent interprofessional practitioners and leaders to work with aging population. The IPE HAI currently consists of the Advanced Dementia Interprofessional Clinical Simulation (ADICS) and the Telehealth Interprofessional Dementia Caregiving Badge (TIDCB) Initiative. The overall goals of the ADICS 6-hour Mini-Course include helping students to improve their interprofessional team-based care competencies (IPEC, 2016), to promote a client/patient-centered approach, and to apply professional knowledge. The course includes a series of four units (two online units and two simulation units). The TIDCB goal is to implement an Interprofessional Practice Learning Badge Initiative to educate health profession students to learn and work collaboratively with people living with dementia and their caregivers. TIDCB is a 12-hour experience, over a semester, in which student teams from across professions interact with dementia care specialists, caregivers of people living with dementia, and representatives from Aging and Disability Resource Centers (all as co-teachers) to create a customized resource packet as a capstone project for the caregiver. The evaluation of the UW IPE-HAI has shown that students’ knowledge, skills, and perspectives towards interprofessional dementia care are significantly improving.
This education session will explore the development, implementation, and evaluation of ADICS and the IPL Dementia Caregiving Badge through audience participation. In doing so, this session will engage attendees in small and large group discussions to discuss ways in which to build the infrastructure, partnerships, and content for an interprofessional program in which patients and caregivers are the co-teachers. Attendees will leave with tools to identify components of an IPE experiential session and ways to engage and empower patients and caregivers as co-teachers in IPE curriculum development.
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.