Physicians in acute care lack understanding of the role and scope of OT (Kingston et al., 2019; Nonaillada, 2018). Evidence supports OT can decrease patient length of stay and readmissions, reduce hospital spending, and improve patient satisfaction (Rogers et al., 2017). There is a paucity of continuing education opportunities for physicians to increase knowledge and use of OT (Oldenburg et al., 2020). This fragmented and limited knowledge underscores the importance of advocating for and educating about OT, as well the importance of interprofessional education and collaboration. This Lightning Talk will showcase an innovative approach to developing, implementing, and evaluating a continuing education workshop for hospitalists.
A teach-the-teacher approach was used to educate hospitalists in an academic hospital. Lightning Talk attendees will learn a variety of contributing factors of decreased physician-OT collaboration in the hospital, as well as active learning ingredients created to intentionally increase physician engagement in the workshop which was developed in accordance with the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System framework and the Adult Learning Theory.
Evaluation, Results, and Implications:
Attendees will learn about the development and use of evaluation tools and processes to measure two specific workshop outcomes – knowledge and consult appropriateness. The educational workshop resulted in a directional increase in physician knowledge of OT. Fifty-eight percent of hospitalist participants agreed they would increase OT consultations. The OT department reported a 5% increase in appropriate consultations within 1 week of the workshop. Lightning Talk attendees will engage in a meaningful discussion about the results, as well as limitations and considerations for future endeavors related to interprofessional education and collaboration. Attendees will leave the talk with skills to better advocate, collaborate, and develop innovative experiential learning opportunities that have the potential to impact at the provider, patient, or systems level.
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.