The Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Team Development Program (T3-ITDP) is a national professional development program for interprofessional teams of health professions educators, clinicians, and administrators. Institutional teams each consisting of three or more members representing at least two professions participate in an interactive 3.5-day training designed to immerse trainees in the design, implementation, and assessment of evidence-based IPE activities and programming. Core to the program is the integration of project-based learning as part of the learning pedagogy. Teams apply the concepts and skills gained each day to develop an IPE project they identified as priority for their respective institutions. Project-based learning, applied in a rapid, outcomes-driven timeline of 3.5 days, accelerates the team building needed to promote higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in a collaborative environment. Simultaneously, learning about, with, and from each other through a community of practice model is created between teams from different institutions. As a result, participants are provided with the knowledge and skills needed to lead, develop, and implement effective IPE and collaborative practice (IPECP) activities and programs at their home institutions. Since its inception in November 2015 more than 110 teams (550+ participants) have come to 4 regional training hubs from institutions across the U.S. and internationally.
The theme “Building the IPE Case Through Information, Evidence, and Outcomes” will be addressed by providing evidence supporting the efficacy of project-based learning as an approach to enhance IPECP team training. This evidence is derived from a study published in 2021 in which the impact of the T3-ITDP on the implementation of interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice is described.
A project-based approach to learning can help facilitators engage interprofessional teams to think deeply about the program content and encourage the development of essential critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills.
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.