Despite national efforts to establish patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), 57.3% of children with special health care needs are receiving care that does not meet medical home criteria. Project DOCC, a national curriculum designed by parents of children with disability or chronic disease, has shown documented strengths in medical resident learner education of children with special health care needs from the parent perspectives for over a decade. Because of the importance of PCMH and the need to provide compassionate care is widespread across disciplines, our institution adapted the curriculum to incorporate interprofessional teams of students including medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. The intent was to create a medical home experience that modeled the collaboration and interprofessional communication required in caring for this population of children and included the parent as a key participant. By redesigning the Project DOCC curriculum as a simulation experience, the team made it accessible to more disciplines and incorporated the core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice.
This presentation will describe the planning process, the results of the project, and plans for future simulations. Audiences will learn how we’ve adapted the national Project DOCC curriculum to successfully be implemented as an interprofessional education simulation session with the main purpose of introducing future medical professionals to the way in which the Patient Centered Medical Home model functions within the lives of families. The presentation will describe the planning process that involved parents, faculty, and service providers. A description of the 3.5 hour-long interprofessional education opportunity for medical residents, 3rd year medical students, pharmacy and nursing students and the four phases of: 1) pre-simulation; 2) pre-briefing; 3) simulation/exam room/parent interview; and 4) debriefing session will be shared. Results of baseline and post assessments will be described, including how learners’ concept of the (PCMH) changed as a result of the exercise.
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.