Lightning Talk Description: This interactive interprofessional activity demonstrates how health professionals work cooperatively to treat patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI); helping students to understand a patient's journey from the moment of injury through the continuum of in-patient and outpatient care. Students from Athletic Training, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, Dentistry, Education, Exercise Sports Science, Medicine, Nursing, and Speech and Hearing Sciences participated. Utilizing a ‘double jigsaw’ approach and interactive videos, students are guided through the phases of TBI from the patient perspective. The patient’s perspective allows students to develop empathy for the patient while developing an appreciation for the longitudinal and collaborative nature of caring for an individual with TBI. The activity uses a multi-format approach for case-based learning that integrates case-based group work, 2-D video, and virtual reality (VR). The sequencing of activities and events challenges students to understand what it is like to be a patient in crisis and how a team is essential to helping patients reach their goals on the road to recovery.
For the activity, unique videos were produced by the UNC-CH School of Medicine IT Media department in collaboration with interprofessional faculty, to introduce Carter, a happy, care-free 18-year-old college freshman athlete, and show the social-emotional tolls his injury and recovery take on him over time. A Trauma Services virtual reality training simulation previously developed by Christi Fenison, a member of the SOM IT Media production team, was used to bring in the patient point of view during a crisis. This 360 degree virtual reality video was filmed from the patient’s perspective in both a medical transport helicopter and a real hospital trauma room. It incorporates lessons that teach provider teamwork and empathetic communication via immersive perspective taking and narrative transport. The Teamwork Builds Independence (TBI) interprofessional activity built on the existing simulation by applying a double jigsaw method to facilitate case-based group learning. This approach also fostered team collaboration skills while allowing the participants to learn about the unique contributions of each profession to Carter’s care. The activity is intentionally scheduled for deployment in March to coincide with Brain Injury Awareness Month. In March 2022, the activity was piloted by 93 students and refined in March 2023 with 182 students participating from the disciplines mentioned above. Student feedback is very postive (strongly agree) with 100% of participants indicating this activity gave them a deeper appreciation for the patient experience.
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.