Lightning Talk Description: This Lightning Talk will describe an interprofessional education session that immersed students in a problem-based learning model that challenged interprofessional students to conceptualize a healthcare technology that advances access to centralized data and communication among stakeholders to optimize health outcomes. Lightning Talk participants will gain insight into development of a session focused on team-based approaches to address contemporary healthcare issues from a patient-centered approach across the continuum of population health through innovative technology and evaluation strategies.
USF Health Interprofessional Education Day 2022 (IPE Day) included advanced-level professional students from athletic training, nursing, medicine, public health, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and social work programs. Expertise from non-health disciplines such as computer technology, engineering, and business management were also included for diversity of perspectives.
The day-long event was split into morning and afternoon sessions. Over 700 guests participated in the virtual morning session, which included keynote addresses by digital health and human factors engineers, educators, and medical experts, along with panel discussions. The in-person afternoon session was attended by 96 students representing eight healthcare disciplines. This unique opportunity allowed teams to conceptualize an emerging technology that would optimize interdisciplinary practice through clinical decision support tools, develop a proposal, and pitch their plan to their selected audiences. Each team was supported by a faculty facilitator. In addition to interprofessional education competencies, learning objectives to prepare students for collaborative practice included: (a) discuss the role of technology and its impact on interdisciplinary practice; (b) describe potential limitations to use of health technologies, such as interoperability, back-up plans, etc., (c) evaluate opportunities to expand interoperability to communicate within an interprofessional team and convey information to patients, and (d) analyze broader societal impacts of technology on the capacity of the healthcare system to improve population health. Throughout the session, active learning strategies involved word cloud icebreaker, interactive discussions and presentations through Microsoft Teams Whiteboard collaborations, and a competitive component with judging teams’ deliverables.
Students completed pre- and post-activity surveys that assessed the change in perceptions of interprofessional team dynamics and knowledge regarding the impact of digital health technology. Self-evaluation questions were selected from the Interprofessional Collaborative Competencies Attainment Survey (ICCAS)1 and questions related to interprofessional team dynamics were selected from the Assessment of Interprofessional Team Collaboration survey (AITCS),2 both are validated survey tools. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate benefit from the activity and for quality improvement of further interprofessional education 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.