Lightning Talk Description: The World Health Organization (WHO) Rehabilitation Competency Framework (RCF) is a model aimed at communicating expected performance of the rehabilitation workforce across professions, and settings to enable quality care and service delivery; it describes competencies, behaviors, and tasks relevant to all rehabilitation professionals. The RCF was designed as a point of reference to help diverse stakeholders, including educators, accomplish shared competencies and behaviors across health professions who engage in rehabilitation practices. The RCF is organized around five domains including practice, professionalism, learning and development, management and leadership and research. To effectively actualize interprofessional health curricula through the WHO RCF lens and ensure the promotion of competency standards, a systematic process of integration must be employed. The purpose of this presentation is to describe one such process used to adapt the RCF for the development and infusion of a meaningful interprofessional experience (IPE) informed by stakeholders, resources, and curricular needs from a School of Health and Medical Sciences.
The presentation will describe a two-phase study process. Phase one, gathered information from all stakeholders in the academy (faculty, students, and administration) regarding the status of the interprofessional curricula as per the RCF framework and further identifying domains/competencies of interest that could be facilitated through IPE. Phase two encompassed designing an IPE experience relevant for all involved disciplines. Details on the planning implementation and challenges related to resource gathering, curricular sequencing, and assessment process with be shared.
Our interprofessional research team consisted of faculty, administration and students that were interested in interprofessional curricular implementation. Students will participate in the presentation as they played an integral part in all stages of the project and are currently leading the design process of the IPE experience.
This interprofessional initiative aims to integrate competency-based learning and team-based practice with the goal of improving the quality of health care by fostering competency-based education in IPE. The goal of this presentation is to provide a systematic method for the integration of competency-based education, informed by stakeholders’, discipline specific curricular needs and obstacles for implementation. Ultimately, participants will gain a blueprint that can be used for integrating the WHO RCF into the curricular needs of rehabilitation disciplines in one School of Health and Medical Sciences and how the experience with different professions working together could facilitate discipline specific curricular goals.
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.