The COVID-19 pandemic forced a pivotal change for healthcare educational institutions, wherein courses needed to both accommodate COVID19 precautions as well as reflect emerging health care practice trends. Adoption of virtual learning spaces and telehealth curricula addressed these needs. This Lightning Talk, in alignment with the Nexus Summit’s theme and with the Quadruple Aim, will describe one University’s process for translating a classroom-based, web-enhanced interprofessional education (IPE) course into a fully online curriculum which enrolled over 700 students from 17 health care professions during the 2020-2021 academic year. Further, it will outline how the fully online course leveraged telehealth to facilitate partnerships between interprofessional learners and community partners.
The fully online IPE course operationalized the same learning objectives and student learning outcomes as the previous classroom based, web-enhanced course. Learning activities and evaluation tools were re-designed to replicate experiential portions of the in-person course. Learners and community participants were trained in telehealth to maintain the course’s service-learning community partnerships, which occurred with voluntary community members living with one or more chronic health conditions. This took place prior to student teams (n = 124) engaging with community participants through three student-led telehealth sessions. These sessions comprehensively applied Interprofessional Educational Collaborative domains.
Students demonstrated statistically significant improvement in Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Survey (ICCAS) scores t512 = 11.21 to 19.10, P < 0.01, validating the achievement of interprofessional competencies with the fully online curriculum. Further, the novel inclusion of telehealth resulted in: students and community participants demonstrating a statistically significant increase in perceived competency to use telehealth services; and increased perceived wellness as assessed via the Adult Wellbeing Assessment.
By attending this talk, participants will be able integrate and apply strategies for their university to develop a fully online course and incorporate telehealth into their IPE curriculum.
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.