The Interprofessional Team Training (ITT) Planning Team was challenged with meeting the accreditation requirement for interprofessional education for three health sciences schools. Our task was to train students from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Public Health. This included 7 preclinical disciplines from Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Genetic Counselor (GC), Physician Assistant (PA), and Public Health (PH) programs. We will describe the leadership team, course development, curricular details, and student reactions.
Design or Methodology
All the health science students participated in a half-day Interprofessional Education (IPE) training program based on the IPEC competencies consisting of a large group lecture, a multidisciplinary case-based panel discussion, small group sessions, and a social. Small group sessions were led by Interprofessional faculty facilitators from the university and healthcare system. In addition, students completed an on-line set of IPE learning modules prior to the in-person sessions.
The ITT workgroup consisted of 11 individuals representing every participating discipline divided into three working groups. Sixty-three faculty facilitators led the small-group sessions. A total of 1164 students participated in the ITT Day. Three hundred twenty responded to the post-ITT Day survey. We noted that most students (77.07%) agreed or strongly agreed that they preferred the online didactic module for background information, yet only 53.5% agreed or strongly agreed that the material enhanced their participation in the event.
Our interprofessional approach to planning and implementation can be an example to other programs faced with the same logistical challenges. We were able to successfully manage a large number of students from a variety of disciplines, meeting accreditation requirements from all participant programs. More work needs to be done to determine the proper blending of online education versus in-person education.
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.