Over the past 10 years, health care training programs have been working together to create and implement robust interprofessional education opportunities to meet accreditation requirements and prepare the next generation of team-based learners for collaborative practice. A few states have developed statewide consortiums to join forces in this effort. Geographical distance has limited multi-institution IPE events, decreasing student involvement and the overall impact of statewide collaborative efforts. However, when the COVID-19 Pandemic arrived in early 2020, one statewide consortium saw this as an opportunity to co-create, implement, and facilitate virtual IPE events. This revolutionized the integration of different learner groups in disparate areas of our state, galvanized experienced interprofessional educators to work even more closely together in the design phase, transformed facilitator training into a virtual joint event (called a “crash course”), and yielded high attendee satisfaction and engagement. This presentation will focus on the consortium-level (not the event level, presented elsewhere) process of rapid creation, pilot implementation, facilitator training, and expansion of virtual interinstitutional IPE events across a state. Key successes in the creation and implementation of these joint events, lessons learned, and future directions for program development will be highlighted during active Q/A discussion.
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.
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™.
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.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change