Interprofessional Education Toolkit: The ABCs of Planning a Successful Experience
Interprofessional education is required by many healthcare professional program accreditation standards. Many independent institutions with limited healthcare programs and those not affiliated with a medical center are often challenged with meeting IPE accreditation requirements. Some of the challenges encountered developing and planning interprofessional experiences include identifying collaborators, determining the healthcare professions and level of studies, agreeing on common learning outcomes and logistics such as date, space, learning management systems.
The goal of this seminar is to share a toolkit that describes a systematic planning approach to develop interprofessional experiences among healthcare professions. At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
- describe the components of the toolkit for developing interprofessional experiences;
- discuss two major components of the toolkit: how to use a systematic planning approach to develop common educational goals and outcomes and how to address planning logistics; and
- develop a ‘skeleton’ blueprint for an identified interprofessional experience during this seminar.
Presenters will describe and share the toolkit for developing an interprofessional experience, focusing on the systemic planning approach. Furthermore, the presenters will discuss how an interprofessional team of educators recently applied this process to develop an interprofessional experience. Participants will complete a quick survey to identify their profession and select a topic of interest. Based on the results, participants will be assigned an interprofessional team with others who have similar interests. The teams will engage in active learning by working as interprofessional teams to apply the systematic planning approach during a simulated planning session. At the end of the seminar, each participant will have a ‘skeleton’ blueprint (Google Slides and Google Sheet) to bring back to their institution to further develop and plan an interprofessional experience upon identifying collaborators.
Skills and practical knowledge intended for the participants to gain include: IPEC domains, how to develop common outcomes, how to plan logistics and how to develop an interprofessional experience as an interprofessional team.
Zoom polling, Zoom breakout rooms, Google Slides and Google Sheet will be used during this seminar to support interactive learning.
Outline of the seminar (time - venue - topic/activity)
- 0 to 8 minutes - Zoom room - Introductions; Zoom poll of learners’ interest and profession (information used to create teams for interactive portion of the seminar); why we decided to present this seminar; goals of the seminar; and seminar agenda
- 9 to 12 minutes - Zoom room - Discuss goals and outcomes setting portion of the toolkit
- 13 to 25 minutes - Zoom breakout rooms - Teams will work together applying the systematic planning approach to start creating a blueprint for goals and outcomes setting
- 26 to 30 minutes - Zoom room - Debrief
- 31 to 35 minutes - Zoom room - Discuss logistics planning portion of the toolkit
- 36 to 48 minutes - Zoom breakout rooms - Teams will work together applying systematic planning approach to start creating a blueprint for planning logistics
- 49 to 53 minutes - Zoom room - Debrief
- 54 to 60 minutes - Zoom room - Q&A
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