Lightning Talk Description: Considering Social Determents of Health is not reserved only for Public Health Practitioners or tradition health care settings (i.e. physicians offices). All practitioners who are involved with individual or community health need to be aware of and practice incorporating these concepts into the care provided for people. Health care practitioners such as Occupational Therapists and Athletic Trainers are no expectation and are also tasked with considering these concepts as they set-up and provide interventions for individuals. Many of these practitioners are aware of Social Determinants of Health and believe them to be important but may not feel comfortable incorporating these concepts because they may lack the training or resources to do so. Social Determinants of Health are now included in the majority of accreditation and curricular standards for health care educational programs. Educational programs are tasked with teaching students about the determinants and how to utilize them to help provide whole person and whole community health care.
The presenters of this lighting talk set out to create a simple yet engaging assignment that would help students in the recognition of the social determinants and how they can be integrated into a quick initial assessment of a person suffering from cardiac issues. Our goal was to move away from a traditional introduction of these concepts and move toward a creative way to introduce them to students through the use of virtual reality with a simulated initial assessment. The presenters want to provide to audience members with a "how to" accomplish designing such a learning experience by describing the steps we have taken to develop it.
What has been found in the literature is that educators know teaching these skills are important but for various reasons they tend to be skills that are not always covered in the curriculum. We want to demonstrate to audience members how teaching a complex set of skills can be introduced in a creative way that does not have to tax the educator or the learner. We want to provide practical steps in how to set up a virtual reality simulation to teach about SODH. As the social determinants of health become more integrated into educational curriculums, the health care system becomes more populate with professionals who practice in this manner, which over time, ideally, will help to reduce health disparities.
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.