This lightning talk presents one large academic institution’s efforts to collect, categorize, and evaluate interprofessional education (IPE) experiences occurring across the University. Often, IPE activities within programs or schools may not be known to those implementing the centrally offered IPE program. After four prior unsuccessful attempts to collate such experiences, the author University’s Center for Interprofessional Health created a new approach to discover existing IPE activities, evaluate them against standard criteria, make them available to other schools, and track participation. Accepted activities were added to an inventory of IPE activities and made available for students and academic programs. This topic relates directly to the conference theme “Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice in Education” through connections to building a centralized IPE curriculum across didactic and experiential phases and empowering collaborative efforts across academic units. The approach created at this institution resulted in an increase in approved IPE activities from 4 to 45 in three years, indicating a useful model that may be of benefit to other academic institutions. The evaluation strategies, lessons learned, and next steps presented in this talk offers a path for attendees to gain applied knowledge and actionable ideas to be considered for implementation at their own institution. Creation of evidence-based selection criteria for IPE activities paired with a low-burden submission process contributes to expansion of a high quality IPE program to benefit learners and communities served.
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.