Lightning Talk

Adapting an Interprofessional Case Activity from Face-to-face to Online in the Season of a Pandemic: A Transitions of Care Geriatric Case by Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Interprofessional Student Teams

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
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Lightning Talk Presentation

During this lightning video, the presenters will discuss the development and deployment of an interprofessional transition of care case from the emergency department to an assisted living facility, involving pharmacy, physical therapy and occupational therapy students in an online video 170-minute classroom session. Highlights will encompass the evolution of the case development and educational delivery from face-to-face to an online format. The discussion will also cover a description of the scheduled activities including team break-out rooms where students explored unique and common roles and responsibilities of team members. The case involved an older moderately complex patient who fell, sought emergency care, and is now presenting to the interprofessional team in an assisted living facility. Teams were tasked with navigating the case collaboratively during which role playing was required to conduct the examination and collect simulated patient information. Team simulated assessments included medication reconciliation, cognitive and depression screening, environmental safety, functional mobility and fall risk screening. Ultimately students developed a comprehensive interprofessional team care plan including problem identification and prioritization, assessment, plan of care, therapeutic intervention goals, and monitoring parameters. The discussion will outline student perspectives, successes and challenges, and future offerings to expand the activity to include other professions, care settings, patient populations and clinical issues.


This activity has been planned and implemented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. In support of improving patient care, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: Participants will be awarded up to 0.75 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: This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours (.075 CEU) UAN: JA4008105-0000-20-061-H04-P; JA4008105-0000-20-061-H04-T

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, adopted by the Joint Accreditors for Interprofessional Continuing Education, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education has a conflict of interest policy that requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All potential conflicts of interest that arise based upon these financial relationships are resolved prior to the educational activity.

Melanie Dodd, Deborah Doerfler, Jessica Salazar, Beth Davis, Douglas Ander, Jeannie Weston, Jessica Barreca, Rachel Rauvola

declare no vested interest in or affiliation with any commercial interest offering financial support for this interprofessional continuing education activity, or any affiliation with a commercial interest whose philosophy could potentially bias their presentation.