In comparison with well-established models of interprofessional collaboration, pharmacy and dentistry collaborations are still relatively newer in development. Yet, as the medical complexities of patients with oral health concerns continue to increase, it is crucial to equip learners with the skill sets to treat patients more holistically regardless of the clinical setting. Published literature discussing pharmacy and dental collaborative models is scarce and incorporates various models that engage learners. This session aims to discuss the experience of faculty from four institutions that have pharmacy and dental collaborations within their respective clinical learning environments and highlight lessons learned in developing those collaborations.
Pharmacy and Dental Faculty will share how they created partnerships to establish interprofessional pharmacy practice experiences within dental student clinics that fostered environments of interprofessional comprehensive care for oral health patients within their communities. Faculty will provide a “how to guide” for the development, implementation, and evaluation of interprofessional introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs and APPEs) in collaboration with dentistry and dental hygiene. Discussion will include background curricular preparation, design of the IPPE/APPE, logistics of the collaboration, preceptorship, services rendered, students’ assessment, and experience evaluation.
This talk will draw on the successes and identified barriers faced in establishing these interprofessional pharmacy experiences in dental clinics and provide practical solutions to address them. The impact of these experiences in advancing oral care and meeting the healthcare needs of dental patients will be presented. Dental patients’ care is expanded to include a comprehensive medication review with attention to medications’ impact on oral health, high risk medications that could affect the outcome of oral care, patient education, and drug information dissemination. Pharmacy patients’ care is expanded to include a greater pharmacist understanding of the impact of medications and diseases on oral health and increased collaborative skills with oral health providers.
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.