Clinical Lightning Talk

Virtual Teaming in the Interprofessional Teaching Clinic - Lessons Learned

Monday, September 27, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
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Accreditation Information
The recording of this session has been accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education credit (IPCE) as enduring material. After watching this recording, you may claim IPCE credit by clicking this link. Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit is available to claim through December 31, 2021. Please see details below.

The Interprofessional Teaching Clinic is a well-established clinical setting where students from Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, OT, Pharmacy, PT, Psychology and Social Work learn interprofessional teaming skills. Usually these students are co-located in a conference room, but with the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing and space limitations made this impossible. We developed a teaming protocol to allow students to continue to work together virtually.
Both patients and students needed an internet-capable device to access Zoom. Rather than a physical location, students and preceptors started in a Zoom session. Student teams were assigned into a breakout room where they could huddle and plan each visit. If the patients were physically in the clinic, an iPad with the team was carried into the room. If it was a telehealth visit, each team member would be sent the link to enter the telehealth encounter. Students were required to use headphones to protect patient privacy and were asked to introduce each team member as well as to include their profession on their label.
To provide the most patient-centered care, the team explored concerns about what could be lost in a virtual visit and explained that while virtual, patients would still have access to the same professions. Once they had interviewed the patient, the team huddled and then discussed the plan with preceptors prior to returning to the patient room to complete the visit.
We also held a short debriefing after clinic to discuss how COVID-19 changed the dynamic and flow of the visit, as well as challenges/benefits of seeing patients in their own space. The virtual setting let preceptors directly observe patient encounters, which allowed for more detailed feedback. While it was a challenge, we believe that this setting provided value to both patients and learners as telehealth will persist as a means of patient care.

Accreditation Details

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