The University of Kansas Department of Family Medicine has a robust history of interprofessional activities, including our Interprofessional Teaching Clinic (IPTC). Student teams comprised of learners from medicine, pharmacy, psychology, nursing, PT, OT and sometimes law are given autonomy and independence to evaluate patients and then propose their treatment plans before faculty help complete each visit. Two family physicians, along with faculty from other professions, provide supervision.
Our patients tend to be complex both medically and socially, such that caring for them presents an opportunity for also learning about the social determinants of health. After consideration of the challenges of these patients, we recently established a home visit program. The format is similar to the IPTC, but student teams travel to patient homes to complete their evaluation, along with the help and under supervision of a preceptor. This presentation will discuss the value of these home visits and the challenges we encountered along the way.
We feel that this is an excellent example of Personal, Family and Community-Engaged Practice and Education. While the value of interprofessional learning and practice is widely accepted, this care is primarily provided in practitioner-centered venues. Seeing patients in their home allows for greater focus of the challenges of their daily living. These visits get students out of their comfort zone and is the epitome of patient-centered care. Students enjoy the experience and patients receive personalized care.
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.