Exploring the Utilization and Impact of the HPAC-National Center Guidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional Education for the Health Professions
The Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative (HPAC), composed of 25 accrediting agencies, provides a forum for members to cooperate in areas of mutual interest. One key HPAC goal is to ensure that accreditors’ standards, policies, procedures, and expectations support and prepare graduates for contemporary practice as part of interprofessional teams. The consensus document Guidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional Education for the Health Professions (the Guidance) was developed with consultative assistance from the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education to achieve this goal. A multi-year, multi-phase consensus process aimed at supporting the development and implementation of quality interprofessional education (IPE) was employed. The goals of the Guidance are to facilitate the preparation of health professional students for interprofessional collaborative practice through accreditor collaboration and to provide consensus guidance to enable institutions to develop, implement, and evaluate systematic IPE approaches and program-specific IPE plans. This seminar will explore the utilization and impact of the Guidance since its release in February 2019.
Learning Objectives – following this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the purpose and content of the Guidance
- Describe the utilization and impact of the Guidance to advance IPE at a variety of institutions
- Identify opportunities to implement recommendations within the Guidance to help advance quality IPE at their institutions
- Review of key elements and recommendations from the Guidance
- Panel discussion featuring institutional, program-specific, and faculty leaders responsible for advancing IPE who will share their experiences and perspectives implementing recommendations from the Guidance
- Breakout sessions for participants to discuss:
- Examples of how the Guidance has been used to advance IPE at a variety of institutions, including successes and resistance
- How they might replicate shared successes and/or overcome resistance at their institutions
- Results of a recent HPAC survey of IPE standards
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.