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 seeking care 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. Many of the involved learners are early in their training and often, pre-clinical. We want to understand the impact this 4-hour clinical experience has on students in terms of their perception of their professional self-identity. After the session, students complete an evaluation. The students respond on a 5-point Likert scale from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree to the following question: Team-based care had a positive impact on my perception of my own self-identity. The clinical experience began in Oct 2021 and is ongoing thru June 2022. As of April 15, 2022 there were 207 survey completions (out of how many students, do we know our total N or do we just need to count?). Most students respond that participating in the IPE experience resulted in a positive perception of self-identity with 92% of students either strongly agreeing (55%) or agreeing (37%) with the survey question. Of the remaining students 1% disagreed, 1 % strongly disagreed and 6% felt the experience was neutral on perception of self-identify. As interprofessional collaboration is critical for complex patient care it is important that students understand their professional identity and their role in patient care and early clinical experiences can be help achieve this goal.
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.