Incorporating scientific literature and evidenced-based recommendations into practice are requirements of all healthcare professionals. This is particularly important in the current ‘digital age’, when patients have easy access to health-related information and frequently conduct their own online searching. This often leads to patients coming to healthcare encounters with information or questions related to their issues of concern, and can include varying levels of reputable evidence related to potential preventative or treatment solutions. Similarly, healthcare professionals will conduct their own literature searching and must be prepared to share findings and recommendations from their profession with other healthcare team members.
This Lightning Talk will discuss effective strategies for preparing health science learners to best address the healthcare concerns and accompanying literature often found by their colleagues and patients. The discussion will provide various techniques that allow healthcare learners to present reputable scientific information to other members of the team in a constructive manner that is considerate of information brought by each team member (including the patient). It will also present an overview of how to effectively structure an IPE event that allows learners to practice these conversations with each other and standardized patients. This session directly aligns with the theme of Building the IPE Case Through Information, Evidence, and Outcomes as students need to learn how to navigate the myriad information available to themselves and patients, while providing patient education on quality evidence that can support their best outcome. Attendees of this session will walk away with a plan of how they can best support their learners’ incorporation of scientific literature and evidenced-based recommendations into patient counseling and education sessions. It will also allow them to consider strategies for including multiple healthcare professions in these patient education sessions and effectively utilizing the knowledge and skills each profession can contribute to these discussions.
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.