Lightning Talk

Educating in the Clinical Environment for Collaborative Care: A New Toolkit

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
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Lightning Talk Presentation

Effective interprofessional (IP) experiences in the clinical learning environment are needed to enhance student competence in

communication and collaboration. This talk will describe a core set of activities and assessment developed to optimize the learning

and application of team-based skills in the clinical environment. A team of IP faculty developed a comprehensive model for IP teams

in the clinical learning environment called ILEAP (Interprofessional Learning Experiences and Practice). The model activities

promote the development of collaborative skills through participation of students (typically early learners in year 1 or 2 of training)

from six professions, with the added goals of creating effective evaluation and positively impacting patient care. Student teams are

required to demonstrate knowledge about the patient population, meet with patients at their clinical site, summarize and track patient

interactions, complete team-based skills activities, provide patient information back to preceptors, and summarize their findings at the

end of their site rotation. Presenters will introduce the ILEAP Toolkit and model components of clinical site readiness, student

readiness, a directed onsite curriculum, team coach training and assessment/evaluation instruments. We will outline the incorporation

of the Direct Observation of Team Interactions (DOTI) instrument as a framework for learning, common language, and assessment of

team-focused behavioral skills. We will share unique components of our onsite curriculum which structures activities to foster the

practice of team-based skills during the team’s clinical time. An example of the daily team processes will be presented. Presenters will also share results from the mixed-methods data collection through lessons learned. Attendees will hear ideas on content and tools

to develop clinical IP experiences for interprofessional teams. We will focus on aligning the curriculum content and assessment goals

to document student accomplishment from the IP experience. Supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.


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 1.0 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 1.0 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 1.0 contact hours (.1 CEU) UAN: JA4008105-0000-20-063-H04-P; JA4008105-0000-20-063-H04-T

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 up to 1 continuing education credits.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 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.

Elizabeth Kalb, Kathy Riedford, Tracy Kinner, Constance Swenty, Marilyn Ostendorf, Ane Johannessen, Anders Baerheim, Catherine Demko, Ellen Luebbers

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.