This project deepened learning opportunities for preceptors and students in nontraditional IPE community-based settings by focusing on IPE and how it can promote better outcomes for population health and social determinants of health affecting clients/ patients and families of their organizations. The institute sought to combine classroom instruction, networking, information sharing, community-based project assignments, and supportive mentorship with the aim of developing community-based IPE leaders and building the IPE capacity within their respective agencies.
The RICIEP is a unique collaborative consisting of the three state public institutions of higher learning (University of Rhode Island, RI College, and the Community College of RI) and the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Faculty of the member institutions collaborated to develop the ICPI curriculum and provide mentorship to the participating preceptors. Mirroring the IPE experiences of students, the curriculum focused on teaching IPE theory and content that was applied in practice in the community-based setting through each preceptor's respective agency-based assignment.
Key evaluation findings from the two cohorts of 27 preceptors identified:
1. Assessment of organizational culture, and its role in the readiness of each preceptor's agency for IPE, must be a more prominent focus of the Institute;
2. Advice, consultation, and mentorship to preceptors should be more regular and robust; and,
3. Community-based agencies offer the opportunity to expand the idea that workers not traditionally considered in IPE are essential, and they provide preceptors and students more comprehensive IPE skills to benefit the patients/clients and families they seek to help.
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.
Gina Baugh, Pamela Hopkins, Sheila Cardente-Capece, Jim Ryczek
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.
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.