Lightning Talk

Effectiveness of an Asynchronous Module in Teaching About Professional Student Training and Curriculum.

Monday, August 22, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
asynchronous learning

Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing developed an interprofessional student clinical experience which brings together students and faculty from their professional programs including doctor of allopathy (MD), advanced bachelors of science in nursing (ABSN), nurse practitioner (NP), physician assistant (PA), physical therapy (PT) to provide collaborative care to patients in the Duke emergency department (ED). The IPE experience focuses on team-based, hands-on patient care as well as learning from and with each of the professions. As this is a patient care experience, there is limited time for “bedside” discussion of the similarities and differences between the professional program’s prerequisites, training, and curriculum. Therefore, a supplemental video (16 minutes) was developed for asynchronous pre-work that describe the training path for each profession. The students attest to watching the video prior to their clinical shift. We sought to evaluate the impact of this educational video on the student’s clinical experience. At the conclusion of the 4-hour IPE experience students complete an evaluation. Students respond on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) to how well they agreed with the following statement: The video and supplemental learning materials were helpful in our experience. The clinic started in October 2021 and data thru the spring (4/9/2022) included 200 student responses. Most students found the pre-work was helpful with 50.5% rating a 5 and additional 24% rating a 4. There was 17.5% rating a 3 with 5% rating the pre-work a 2 and 3% a rating a 1. Given the difficulty of aligning various professional schools’ calendars for in person collaboration it is useful to know that asynchronous resources can supplement IPE education and be valuable to students. The same asynchronous resources can apply across multiple professional school programs, ensuring consistency and limiting development of independent materials.