In this lightening talk I will review an IPE event that we developed for nursing and pharmacy students. We hear routinely from students that they want organic opportunities to interact with students from other professions in real-world settings where they can work in realistic scenarios. We developed an IPE event that brings together students to practice working collaboratively to solve patients’ medication-related problems. Nursing students identified a patient from clinical and "consulted" pharmacy students for help addressing medication issues in the acute care and community setting. We asked students to take the discussion a step further to incorporate discussion of social determinants of health and medication access. The other unique aspect of this event is that we trained pharmacy residents and Doctor of Nursing Practice - Advanced Practice (DNP-AP) students to serve as group facilitators. The event was a success based on the validated survey and open-ended responses provided by students and facilitators. We want to share the approach we used to develop the event with others as we believe it could serve as a model for similar events elsewhere. The event allowed students to get to know each others roles, how to communicate better and when to consult one another. In addition, our unique approach to group facilitation could be useful elsewhere. This talk fulfills the priority criteria because it focuses on bringing students together through the clinical education experience and use of EHR to gather patient data. It also incorporated a focus on assessing social determinants of health.
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.