USF Health Interprofessional Education Day 2021 (IPE Day) included professionals from eight different programs (athletic training, nursing, medicine, public health, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and social work). By including such a diversity of health professions, IPE Day maximizes the potential to learn from other professions with other professions.
The day-long event was split into morning and afternoon sessions. Over 700 guests participated in the virtual morning session which consisted of keynote addresses by policy makers, educators, and medical experts, along with panel discussions. The in-person, invitation-only afternoon session was attended by 96 students representing eight healthcare disciplines. The session provided interactive discussions, team planning, presentations, and included a competitive component with judging. Each team was supported by a faculty facilitator and a College of Public Health Activist Lab student. The learning objectives embedded IP competencies: (a) embrace the diversity and individual differences that exemplify working with an interprofessional team, (b) discuss how each team member’s professional role affects the interprofessional team’s ability to address the climate crisis issue, (c.) apply the steps that will build effective coalitions for advocacy efforts, (d.) develop, with teammates, an advocacy issue plan to communicate the team’s shared values and recommendations for addressing the global climate crisis issue, and (e.) demonstrate best practices in effective advocacy when presenting the climate crisis issue and recommendations to the target audience. This interprofessional approach to the advocacy provided 96 future healthcare providers with unique skills to help them address urgent healthcare crises using coalitions and effective advocacy.
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.