Lightning Talk

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY STUDENTS’ APPLICATION of INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CORE COMPETENCY DOMAINS DURING SIMULATION

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm CDT
Interprofessional practice and education (IPE)

Occupational therapy (OT) students who participated in a specific Interprofessional Education (IPE) experience called the Interprofessional Team Immersion (IPTI) were the participants in this content analysis. The purpose was to gain a deeper understanding of the application of IPE core competency domain behaviors and to what extent they were evident during on-campus health care simulation. The aim of this study was twofold: 1) examine feedback to assess and inform our institution, as well as others about how to strengthen and sustain interprofessional learning through simulation IPE (Sim-IPE) experiences, and 2) examine the influence of learning and applying the IPE competencies during the team, case-based health care simulations. To determine whether students applied IPE core competencies during simulation, the Interprofessional Collaborator Assessment Rubric (ICAR) was utilized for analyzing and scoring team-based simulation videos for the core competency domains of Communication, Roles and Responsibilities, and Team Functioning. The results showed promising evidence that OT students are applying IPE core competency behaviors during health care interprofessional team simulation experiences. OT students demonstrated behaviors associated with Communication, followed by Team Functioning, then Roles and Responsibilities in terms of consistency and the influence of behaviors during simulation experiences. Results will be shared, as well as application opportunities to other professions beyond OT for generalizability. The themes of Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education through the use of simulation, and case-based experiences, to address a case laden with social determinants of health to carry over from campus to community. Assuring learning opportunities are measuring learning outcomes and IPE core competencies to transfer into practice and assure quality improvement is an important aspect of IPE. This measure and content analysis can be achieved by other programs and institutions.