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.
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.