Breaking Barriers with Our IDEAS: The Interdisciplinary Education Apartment Simulation

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
simulationonline/virtualhome-based carevulnerable populations - agingstandardized patients

Program Design:

Presentation: 25 minutes

Active Learning: 25 minutes (Virtual tour and discussion 15 minutes and group sharing 10 minutes)

Q&A: 10 minutes

Program Description and Purpose:

Home-based care (HBC) is a valuable tool to provide care to medically underserved populations. Interprofessional education has become an integral part in undergraduate and professional curricula, however, applications of team-based training in HBC are often missing from curricula. When included, instruction in HBC often utilizes didactic instruction or laboratory experiences, of which are discipline specific and lack a focus on integration of team-based care.

The purpose of this session is to describe an innovative interprofessional education (IPE) simulation experience that provides dental, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and physical therapy students an opportunity to work with standardized patients in an authentic, real world setting. Using a patient interview, home assessment, and structured debriefing session, this activity addresses the four core competencies of interprofessional education as defined by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (values/ ethics for interprofessional practice, roles/ responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams and teamwork), the CAPE outcomes of interprofessional education and promotion of the pharmacist patient care process (PPCP). The activity design promotes collaboration and participation of students from various programs, both inside and outside of the health sciences, and for different levels of learners leading to transferability to other institutions.

Pre and post simulation competencies of interprofessional care were measured using the Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Survey (ICCAS). The discussion will also include the feasibility to transition this project to a virtual environment and measure the impact using TeleOSCE survey.


Learning objectives:

1. Describe an innovative IPE initiative that meets the four core competencies of interprofessional education.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of roles and responsibilities of team-based behaviors required for home-based healthcare.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of interprofessional communication required for effective transitions from acute, hospital-based care to the home setting.

4. Evaluate the impact of a simulated interprofessional activity in live and virtual settings.


Active learning exercises

Participants will go on a virtual tour to complete a home assessment. They will be asked to make note of various potential risks or hazards that were identified. The group will share components of their lists with the large group to highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to home- based care.

Participants will subsequently use the Think-Pair- Share strategy to determine feasibility of applying this model at their institution and the benefits of the program. Items to consider/ discuss will include the disciplines that could be involved, the location for the simulation, and the learning objectives for the activity. Select participants will be asked to share their IDEAS for their home institution. This will include the programs that might participate, both inside and outside of healthcare, potential locations for the program, and the learning objectives for the activity.

Accreditation Details

In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education 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.

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

  • Physicians: This activity will be designated for CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM through ACCME.
  • Physician Assistants: NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
  • Nurses: This activity will be designated for CNE nursing contact hours through ANCC.
  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity will be designated for CPE contact hours (CEUs) through ACPE.
  • Social Workers: This activity will be designated for social work continuing education credits through ASWB.
  • All health professionals: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.