Lightning Talk

Patient Voice: Patient Experience Regarding Inter-professional Education Care

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
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Lightning Talk Presentation

Discuss selected theme(s):

It is vitally important for patients to have a voice in their care and share their opinions. We sought to understand the patient experience of watching and directly participating in prelicensure interprofessional medical training and if they viewed this participation as beneficial in their care or conversely, as discomfiting.


Detail how the Lightning Talk represents an interprofessional initiative:

The Duke Interprofessional Education (IPE) Experience allows multiple pre-licensure professional programs, including MD, PA, DPT, BSN, and NP, to work together seeing patients in the acute care setting of the emergency department (ED), Monday-Thursday from 5-9 pm. Patient care is provided as a team and a faculty physician is responsible for supervision. The full team completes the entire visit, including history, physical exam, assessment and plan at the patient bedside. This provides unique educational and clinical opportunities, including directly observing students with real time feed back as well as allowing patients to hear the discussion of medical decision-making and to participate more fully in their care.


Knowledge provided/outcomes:

The Duke IPE teaching model uses extensive bedside teaching. The entire assessment and plan, which may include a wide range of differential diagnoses with varying prognoses, is conducted in the patient presence. Therefore, it is important to understand how this model may affect the patient’s viewpoint of their medical care.


Intentional engagement of patients:

During the 2019-2020 academic year, patients completed a voluntary end of visit Qualtrics survey (n=109) and were asked “Watching the team discuss my case helped me understand my diagnosis and the treatment recommendations.” They rate their understanding on a 5-point Likert scale. Most patients strongly agreed (91%) or somewhat agreed (6%) with this statement.


If an abstract is based on research that was funded entirely or partially by an outside source: N/A


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: JA4008105-0000-20-072-H04-P; JA4008105-0000-20-072-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.

Lorie Sigmon, Kathleen Waite, Erin Leiman, Teri Kennedy

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.