This presentation addresses the selected theme 'Innovations in Interprofessional Learning in Education' and subtheme 'Online, Virtual and Technology Facilitated Interprofessional Learning' as the Virtual Interprofessional education (VIPE) program is an innovative multi-institutional collaboratively designed and subsequently facilitated online and virtual interprofessional education learning program led by an interprofessional group of faculty. The Virtual Interprofessional Education (VIPE) program has grown to include 24 universities across 14 countries as of April 2021. The Lightning talk represents an interprofessional initiative whereby for each VIPE session interprofessional faculty develop a new case and IPE curriculum that includes both asynchronous and synchronous online and virtual learning. The asynchronous component includes a video case vignette with a standardized patient, information about each health professions’ roles and responsibilities for patient care and video interviews with different healthcare providers. During the virtual synchronous component of the virtual interprofessional education learning program, using problem-based learning (PBL), students from various programs, in interprofessional groups, learn from, with and about each other through explicit discussion about their roles, patient priorities, and collaborative treatment plans for the virtual patient at different times across practice settings. Each breakout group is facilitated by a program faculty and all breakout groups provide a brief report when the entire group reconvenes. In the Lightning Talk we will present outcomes from 2018 and 2019 VIPE sessions and discuss how improvements in student knowledge, skills and attitudes can improve patient care. The VIPE initiative significantly improved: healthcare profession student total knowledge score about interprofessional care; understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all professions; attitudes towards IPECP (Interprofessional Attitudes Scale,IPAS); and perceived interprofessional competencies (Interprofessional Collaborative Competencies Attainment Survey, ICCAS). Team-based care improves the health of, and integrated care practice with patients. Interprofessional education (IPE) initiatives such as VIPE can promote collaborative, team-based care.
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