The Addiction treatment Counts Interprofessional Training (ACE-IT) program was designed to address the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment gap by expanding Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) approach integration into the curriculum of four health professions’ programs. A goal is to increase the number of interprofessionally-trained collaborative clinicians prepared to deliver high quality SUD treatment within practice and community settings. Our lightning talk will describe this virtual interprofessional education consisting of 13 educational modules and culminating in two virtual simulations. Program outcomes including the impact on drug use perceptions, interprofessional readiness, and SBIRT utilization will be discussed.
Graduate-level students (Nf69) from counseling, marriage/family counseling, nursing, and social work completed ACE-IT. Participants completed a baseline and post-training survey that assessed their drug use perceptions, and interprofessional collaboration readiness and competencies. Additionally, participants rated their readiness and confidence for utilizing SBIRT before and after each of two virtual simulations.
A series of pre-post analyses were conducted to determine education impact. There was a statistically significant difference for drug perceptions scores (p <.0001), interprofessional values (p =.007), and interprofessional interaction (p <.0001) between baseline and post-training. There was also a significant change between SBIRT readiness and confidence variables from baseline to post-training (p-values ranging between .001 and .037). Present findings indicate program completion may help improve health professions students’ perception of drug use, interprofessional collaboration, and their ability to utilize SBIRT in interprofessional approach to practice. These changes may have the potential to improve client outcomes who benefit from an interprofessional team approach, reduce costs by decreasing service duplication and improve referral efficiency, and promote provider collaboration and satisfaction that is associated with interprofessional team-approach to SUD treatment. Finally, these findings may be used to help inform educators across disciplines with potential curricular advancements in health professions training relevant to SUD.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD 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.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded 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 and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, 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.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.