A significant assumption is that providing learners with interprofessional education will lead to high-functioning collaborative teams in clinical practice. Models for "how to" ensure that IPE leads to collaborative practice have been sparse until now. Based on the experience of decades of integration of IPE into community family medicine practices, and using an inductive process, we developed the Loyola I-Transform-2Act Model. This model describes a three-step process for ensuring that IPE does indeed lead to high-functioning teams that are role-modeling effective collaborative practice. The three-step process includes: 1) Illumination, where trainees learn about, from, and with each other, followed by 2) Transformation, where individual care team members are brought together to learn with, for, and by the team, and finally 3) Activation, where real patients, families and communities join the care team in an intentional process to help focus the team energy on the priorities of the patient. No matter where team members are in their careers, it is critical to follow this process in order beginning with step 1. We found that skipping a step, or traveling out of order, does not lead to the desired collaborative practice. This new model serves as a framework for future research into the best approaches to ensuring IPE leads to collaborative practice while also providing a structure for the development of future curricula.
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.