As per accreditation mandates for many professions, interprofessional education (IPE) has become an important effort for many institutions. Over the past few years, greater attention has been placed on interprofessional learning in practice (LIP) to effectively equip health profession students with the collaborative skills needed to achieve the Quadruple Aim. The Interprofessional Teaching Clinic (IPTC) is one such long-standing LIP opportunity that has afforded students from seven different health professions to work with patients in a Family Medicine clinic at The University of Kansas Health-system. In an effort to optimize our interprofessional clinical learning environment, faculty involved with the IPTC wanted to understand more fully the degree to which this clinic readies students for interprofessional collaborative practice. An eight-question, mixed-methods, anonymous survey was created collaboratively with at least one person from each of the 7 professions (Dietetics and Nutrition, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Psychology) that participate in the IPTC. Our lightning talk will provide an overview of the IPTC and various health professions involved. Additionally, we will share how we created and implemented the survey; as well as share the robust findings which demonstrate that IPTC positively impacted their experience and perception of interprofessional collaborative care. Lastly, we will also share important feedback gained from this survey and the quality improvement steps that have since been implemented. We believe this information is of benefit to the Nexus attendees for the following reasons: it highlights the benefit of LIP models and how quality improvement efforts are essential in order to create better educational settings for our learners.
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.
Liz Harrell, Chris Riley, Tammy Wilson, Joe Peterson, Jorge Lomas, Dan Williams, Candace Stillman, Heidi Sanborn, Natalie Heywood, Brooke Salzman, Amy Cunningham, Ashely Crowl, Stephen Jernigan, Laurel Witt
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.