Simulation is a component of health care education and has provided active learning experiences in a clinical laboratory setting for students for countless years. Utilizing simulators is an evidence-based teaching approach that is widely accepted and incorporated in health care education programs including nursing, advanced practice nursing, respiratory therapy, and athletic training programs. In the simulation laboratory, students experience the "next best thing" to a live patient-care setting. A simulation activity can also provide students an opportunity to develop greater self-efficacy and a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of other health care professions. Self-efficacy is defined as “being concerned with judgments of how well one can execute courses of action required to deal with prospective situations”. The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC, 2016) identified 4 core competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. They include Values/Ethics, Roles/Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, Teams, and Teamwork. For this project, we will use the Self-Efficacy for Interprofessional Experiential Learning (SEIEL, Mann et al., 2012) inventory to measure self-efficacy among health profession students before and after an interprofessional education (IPE) simulation exercise. We hypothesize that a simulation activity that includes multiple health care professional students will improve student self-efficacy of interprofessional interaction and interprofessional team evaluation and feedback. The health profession programs include Nursing (BSN and DNP), Respiratory Therapy, Athletic Training, and Exercise Science. These students participating in an IPE simulation event will directly focus on interprofessional learning for collaborative practice and education. Healthcare teams today center around the collaborative practice to improve patient outcomes through clinical practice and identifying opportunities for education. The healthcare system is constantly evolving, and the IPE of healthcare professions will need to maintain the pace to advocate for collaboration in the coordination of healthcare services.
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.