In line with the Quadruple Aim, optimal health care should utilize an integrated approach addressing both physical and behavioral health. Integrated care is best provided interprofessionally where a team of clinicians work together to provide patient centered care. This presentation will report on the development and refinement of a graduate training model to enable healthcare professionals to deliver effective integrated care interprofessionally.
This model was developed through a four year Advanced Nursing Education HRSA grant. Teams of advanced practice nursing students (FNP/AGPCNP and PMHNP) and graduate and undergraduate social work (BSW and MSW) students were placed in primary care and mental health clinical settings. They worked with patients, identified by the site’s staff, to develop and carry out integrated care treatment plans for these patients. These teams were supervised by a clinical faculty member: a FNP, a MSW or a Clinical PhD Psychologist.
Students were assessed, using a pre-post evaluation model, for gains in interprofessional competencies and knowledge and skills for integrated care. Patients were assessed for changes in objective and subjective physical and mental health.
Grant team students showed gains in interprofessional competencies and knowledge and skills for integrated care.. Results from a reflective exercise, completed at the end of the team experience, showed a greater appreciation of the importance of teamwork in health care, enhanced awareness of the complexities of patient’s lives and personal growth for themselves and their work in health care. Patients, seen three or more times, showed improvement in anxiety and depressive symptoms but did not show improvement in physical health measures.
The presenters will discuss lessons learned from this project and how this training model with be sustained now that grant funding has ended.
This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - D09HP30345: Primary Care/Mental Health Integrated (PCMHI) Model.
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Elizabeth Kalb, Kathy Riedford, Tracy Kinner, Constance Swenty, Marilyn Ostendorf, Ane Johannessen, Anders Baerheim, Catherine Demko, Ellen Luebbers
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.