Lightning Talk Description: This abstract submission for the Nexus Summit is describing innovative educational program development with continuous improvement. We describe our projects’ continued development by the impact of an intra-university, interprofessional community of practice.
With four concurrent interprofessional case competitions at the University Minnesota (UMN), the leaders of those case competitions have met to learn from one another. We have been an informal community of practice at the UMN for several years. The competitions have grown and changed. We have informed one another through our community of practice.
We have come to a point of formalizing the Case Competition Community of Practice in order to do future data and evaluation work, and welcome others’ advice about opportunities for assessment and evaluation.
Key lessons learned from the IPE case competition community of practice include practical advice for case competition. First, we discussed event success such as:
• Transitioning events from in-person to virtual
• Scheduling to engage as many professions as possible
• IPEC competencies, with guidance from 1Health
Second, our community of practice has advised one another to improve and expand the learning experiences of participants:
• Rubric improvements
• Judge training
Third, our community of practice has discussed more challenging issues that combine both event logistics and learning such as:
• Continuous improvement by engaging student input
• Student-led structure
As each of our case competition projects work to prepare students for collaborative practice, we model teamwork. Our community of practice is modeling collaborative practice for both students and colleagues. With CLARION student leaders, they might come to advisors for development of the event, and we do bring those questions to the community of practice. We are actively working against a culture, stereotypical in academia, of individuals as experts with siloed learning experiences. Within an environment of limited resources the tendency might be to compete for student participants or compete for resources, but instead we have shared and collaborated.
This lightning talk can encourage communities of practice between similar activities in your own environments. Similar events don’t need to be in competition; instead we work together and strengthen each other.
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.