California Baptist University’s (CBU) health profession programs recognize the international call for integration of interprofessional education competencies to prepare students for collaborative practice. Called2Collaborate, CBU’s IPE leadership team, engage, educate and mentor faculty to integrate interprofessional curricula, learning experiences and learning assessments across health-related disciplines at California Baptist University and in the community. One proposed approach to improving health professionals’ abilities to work effectively in teams is to integrate the required interprofessional competencies in higher education healthcare related programs.
The IPE initiative at CBU has seen major developments in the past four years including a fully integrated 3 course graduate curriculum threaded through 6 healthcare related programs aligned with the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)competencies. The final IPE event in the sequence is a high-fidelity simulation of a mass casualty event. The simulation engages graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty/staff, and members of the community (i.e., law enforcement, fire department, volunteer actors) to promote interprofessional collaboration while triaging and treating simulated patients. At the present stage in IPE delivery, the focus has shifted to evaluating program and student outcomes using various modalities. In the last year, an array of outcome measures has been employed to evaluate how the curriculum meets the objectives identified by the IPEC competencies from the perspectives of both graduate students and community partners.
During the proposed Lightning Talk, we will share two measures in particular: a pre-post administration of the Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Survey (ICCAS) and a set of open-ended questions measuring student experiences throughout the IPE course sequence. We will report preliminary data and will explain how this data has been used to enhance and modify the IPE course sequence.
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.