Models in Action: Multi-institutional Approaches to Developing Comprehensive IPE Curricula
Seminar Description: The need for intentionally structured IPE experiences with clear goals and metrics across the learning continuum has been nationally and repeatedly endorsed. The 2019 Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative (HPAC) report stresses the importance of developing and organizing quality IPE programs, including systematic institutional IPE approaches, collaboration across academic programs to scaffold learning experiences appropriate to learners’ levels, and longitudinal integration into existing professional curricula. However, challenges in designing systematic IPE curricula across health professions have highlighted the need for best practice IPE experience criteria, an inventory of opportunities, and a process to categorize and organize interprofessional learning experiences.
To address these needs, three universities in the United States first independently developed innovative models within their institution’s IPE curriculum structure to 1) establish criteria for defining IPE experiences; 2) inventory existing non-centralized IPE opportunities across academic programs and clinical settings; 3) formally evaluate inventoried experiences using the criteria; and 4) provide a framework to identify, compare, and stratify IPE experiences satisfying the criteria. The models were designed to allow the interprofessional leaders at each institution to describe a “vision, framework, and justification” for their IPE curricular offerings, as HPAC suggests.
This seminar will guide participants through the process of generating an approach to establishing and organizing quality IPE at their own institutions. The authors will present findings from a cross-institutional analysis of the models described above; share lessons learned; and work with participants to develop concrete next steps toward continued pursuit of best practices to promote high-quality IPE. Interactive strategies will include polls to gauge current statuses of the IPE models at participants’ home institutions; a Padlet board to organize and prioritize existing strategies for best-fit models at participants’ institutions; and worksheets to outline next steps toward creating systematic IPE plans locally. Attendees will leave with knowledge of best practices for creating their own “vision, framework, and justification” for their institution’s IPE curriculum, as well as strategies for how to do so.
The seminar will address the theme of “The Classroom and Beyond: Preparing Students for Collaborative Practice” by describing and facilitating implementation of IPE models employing systematic approaches to defining and organizing IPE across the continuum of learners. Aligned with the HPAC guidance for creating quality IPE, interprofessional programming that is intentionally structured and categorized using such models will allow for higher quality interprofessional experiences, better preparing students to practice collaboratively. The seminar will describe macro-level approaches for enhancing IPE locally to affect better teamwork in practice.
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.