The faculty, staff, and health profession students conducted an interprofessional wellness fair aiming to promote health and provide opportunities for interprofessional collaboration. The disciplines of nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, and kinesiology practiced the competencies of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and TeamSTEPPS® through training and implementation at the interprofessional wellness fair. The interprofessional team of faculty and students collaboratively designed a wellness fair to address chronic disease prevention and management. The team considered evidence-based literature for handouts and screenings offered. In addition, booth spaces were designed with interactive activities and incentives for participants. The team provided a holistic screening with incentive spirometry, healthy balance and stress management, blood glucose, blood cholesterol, blood pressure, adequate rest and sleep patterns, body composition (body mass index, lean and fat mass ratios), nutrition, proper use of weights and hand grip strengths, and counseling services. Over a four-hour time span, sixty-eight people attended the wellness fair, faculty and staff (25%) and students (75%). Participants expressed an appreciation of the services provided. In addition, approximately 59 providers benefited by visiting other’s booths. Our interprofessional students learned to work together through the TeamSTEPPS® training and gained knowledge about each other’s discipline. Faculty observed high performing teams, modeling effective leadership and communication skills to mutually support others to achieve the overall mission and objectives of the interprofessional health fair. A community of interprofessional learners was created with faculty and students. Seventeen faculty, staff and students were recruited for a spring wellness coaching program.Acknowledgement: This health promotion program and wellness fair was supported through the CNHP Faculty Development Award.
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