Lightning Talk Description:
Description: Over two hundred students from eight disciplines (Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Social Work, Clinical Lab Sciences, Dietetics and Communication Science) participated in a virtual interprofessional education event. The goal of this event was to expose participants to interprofessional education and examine an actual case study where interprofessional practice (IP) is in place. Students were able to explore the story of a 51 year old patient who had a stroke after contracting Covid early in the Pandemic. The patient was isolated from his family at the hospital due to the quarantine restrictions at this time. His healthcare team caring for him worked tirelessly together to aid in his recovery. The students were able to meet not only the patient and his family, but the members of the healthcare team from inpatient to outpatient care. Students were put into breakout groups to discuss the case before coming together as a large group to debrief the case and meet the family and ask questions to the healthcare team. The event ended with a video of the clap out the patient received when being discharged from the hospital.
Theme Addressed and Desired Outcomes: This event addressed the Nexus Summit theme of Person, Family and Community-Engaged Practice and Education. The goal of our event was to witness firsthand the achievement of best patient outcomes by working in interprofessional teams. Student exposure to interprofessional education is essential for healthcare professionals and is required by a majority of disciplines. Outcomes of the survey showed a significant change in IPE competencies and knowledge.
Desired Outcomes: Students were evaluated using a pre- post- survey, the Interprofessional Collaborative Competencies Attainment Survey (ICCAS). This was designed to assess the change in interprofessional collaboration-related competencies in students before and after IPE training interventions. Almost all students showed a positive change in their knowledge and competencies of IPE practice after the event. Comments were extremely positive. One example was “Students that participated in this session are just as passionate as I am about making the future of the medical industry a better through collaboration and teamwork.”
Fulfillment of Priority Criteria: This event fulfills the Nexus priority criteria of “Meaningful engagement and inclusion of patient, individual, family, community, and/or caregiver perspective” The event including a patient, his family and the interprofessional team provided an extremely valuable example of the success for IP care to our students.
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.