Interprofessional education (IPE) is a vital component of health science curricular development. IPE lays the groundwork for collaborative practice, which in turn leads to improved patient care and outcomes through the transfer of knowledge, enhanced decision-making, and information sharing. IPE programming that focuses on the concepts of communication and teamwork is critical for learners to experience as these concepts are central to successful collaboration.
IPE QUEST (Quandaries of Unifying, Energizing, and Superlative Teamwork), is a program created and developed by the Campbell University Office of Interprofessional Education (CUIPE) that emphasizes the interprofessional competencies of communication and teamwork and their importance in understanding the roles and responsibilities of members of healthcare teams in collaborative practice. Modeled after “The Amazing Race”, during this outdoor relay-styled event, students ‘traveled’ to eight stations representing the different professions of pharmacy, physician assistant, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical research, public health, physical therapy, nursing, and osteopathic medicine. Students were required to collaborate as interprofessional teams to complete academic puzzles and technical skills specific to each discipline. After completing the required puzzle or skill, teams were provided QR codes to access short debrief videos that explained the purpose of the activity and its relevance to the specific profession. Successful completion of each discipline-specific station provided student teams with a passport stamp, as well as a one or two-word clue that comprised a phrase specifically tied to the IPE competencies. To successfully complete the QUEST event, student teams had to present their stamped passports for inspection, unscramble the IPE competency phrase, and write one key concept they learned from participating.
IPE QUEST provides health professions students with an opportunity to learn first-hand the need for collaboration in patient care. This lighting talk will describe the development, planning process, execution, and assessment of the IPE QUEST program.
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.