Lightning Talk Description: Professional Wellness has been a serious concern across healthcare professions for over a decade. Recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the significant need for dedicated wellness programs in the healthcare field. On the individual level, a workshop providing a comprehensive approach to self-reflection and a personal wellness-assessment is helpful in identifying key areas of concern and evidence-based strategies to improve wellbeing. Similarly, on the leadership level, a workshop promoting a comprehensive assessment of policies and procedures as well as team function can help attendees identify key areas of stress within their team and evidence-based strategies to improve the team wellness culture. Fostering the wellbeing of individual healthcare professionals and healthcare teams can improve patient care quality and experience, prevent illness and injury, reduce healthcare and health systems costs, and promote retention and work satisfaction. As such, there is an opportunity to address a critical concern in the health system with IPE methodology targeting the current workforce. An overview of the structure of both wellness workshops, results of their repeated presentations over time, and virtual and in-person options will be shared. Quantitative and qualitative data will be presented, including engagement, attendee satisfaction, and impact on attendees’ skills related to communication, role clarity, team process, and team culture.
Summit Theme: Developing and sustaining leadership is critical to reaching the Quadruple Aim. When faculty and hospital leaders support and participate in resiliency skill-building and learning how to create a culture of wellness for their team(s), they can better guide the healthcare team toward excellence and innovation.
Learning outcomes: 1) identify wellness program options they can implement, 2) apply lessons learned by the presenters to their own program development, and 3) track outcomes on retention, work satisfaction, and wellness. Achieving these learning outcomes will prepare leaders to develop wellness programs which will support their wellbeing and enhance their ability to provide excellent patient care and education.
Priority criteria are met through meaningful engagement and inclusion of the caregiver perspective and feedback from students and patients in surveys and focus groups in the presentation content. In addition, the presentation offers measurable learning outcomes and impact on the Quadruple Aim leveraging the research that the wellbeing of healthcare professionals and a “well culture” on teams improves patient care and education. A call to action will be included for attendees to promote and sustain wellness programs for the current interprofessional workforce.
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.