Lightning Talk Description: This Lightning Talk will describe a key component of UT Health San Antonio’s commitment to advancing interprofessional education (IPE)—the Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration (LINC) Core IPE Measurement Plan. This university-wide project involved development, implementation, and analysis of a set of core IPE measures for all students at our university, with the explicit goal of embedding a standardized assessment/evaluation mechanism as an expectation for all schools to capture uniform IPE learning outcomes across campus.
Key features of the LINC Core IPE Measurement Plan include that: (1) all UT Health San Antonio students are required, unless formally exempted, to complete all components of the plan at 3 defined periods in their degree program—entry, mid-point, and exit; (2) data must target Kirkpatrick’s learning outcomes in accordance with the IOM Interprofessional Learning Continuum Model; and (3) quantitative instruments must have evidence of reliability and validity. The Interprofessional Reactions Tool (IPRT)—was developed and administered upon entry and exit. After vetting over 50 validated quantitative instruments, we selected the Student Perceptions of Interprofessional Clinical Education–Revised, Version 2 (SPICE-R2), the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Competency Self-Assessment Tool, Version 3 (IPEC-3), and the Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Scale–Revised (ICCAS-R) to measure Kirkpatrick’s levels 2a, 2b, and 3, respectively. SPICE-R2 and IPEC-3 were administered at mid-point, and ICCAS-R upon exit - these items were rated twice, once for “Before I started my program” and once for “Right Now.”
Throughout the academic year 2021-2022, 884 students completed IPRT upon entry and 833 at exit; 603 students completed SPICE-R2 and IPEC-3 at mid-point; and 718 students completed ICCAS-R at exit. Collectively, these students represented 16 degree programs across 5 schools. Overall instrument reliabilities were excellent for all core IPE measures: IPRT (Cronbach’s =0.94), SPICE-R2 (0.92), IPEC-3 (0.97), and ICCAS-R (0.98). Dependent t-tests comparing pre-post responses at mid-point yielded significant increases of moderate size for both SPICE-R2 (p< 0.001; Cohen’s d=0.55) and IPEC-3 (p< 0.001; d=0.63), and significant increases of very large size for ICCAS-R (p< 0.001; d=1.24) at exit.
We will demonstrate during this Lightning Talk how strategic and uniform measurement of IPE learning outcomes—like ours through the LINC Core IPE Measurement Plan—can not only shape discourse, culture, and decision-making at the school- and university-levels, but also generate meaningful scholarship.
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.