This presentation will provide an overview of a continuing education certificate for health professionals who lead, or aspire to lead, interprofessional teams. The Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Certificate is a five-month, fully online program which equips learners with the knowledge and skills to effectively lead interprofessional teams. Learners explore issues related to interprofessional collaboration, effective communication, mentoring and supervision, business acumen, and contemporary leadership models. The live classroom sessions use Project ECHO® to facilitate technology-enabled, peer-to-peer, collaborative learning which adopts an ‘all teach, all learn’ approach. Sessions are facilitated by health professional alumni who are experienced leaders of interprofessional teams in a range of clinical settings.
Both quantitative and qualitative data will be presented. Quantitative data will demonstrate participants’ knowledge and skill acquisition using pre-, post-, and 6-month follow up data. Qualitative data will demonstrate the impact of the certificate on participants’ leadership and collaborative practices in their own clinical settings.
This presentation aligns with the Nexus Summit objectives and the “Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education” theme as the certificate program has involved participants from over 10 health professions learning collaboratively together; and has a focus on building capacity for leaders of interprofessional teams. The certificate program intentionally addresses the Quadruple Aim by focusing on delivering person-centered care, how teams and services can better serve communities, equipping leaders with the financial management skills to increase value, and improving self-care and self-efficacy of leaders on interprofessional teams.
In the session, attendees will learn about:
1. The skills and knowledge leaders of interprofessional teams need and want to be effective in their roles.
2. The challenges and successes of developing and implementing an interprofessional continuing education program.
3. How the certificate program impacted participants leadership and collaborative practice skills in their own workplaces.
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.