Southeast Consortium for Interprofessional Education: Using Interprofessional e-Learning Communities to Teach Collaborative Practice, Principles

  • Norton, James (PI)

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Future health care professionals require enhanced training in various interprofessional team settings in order to adapt to diverse practice environments and improve patient safety. However, effective interprofessional education presents a number of logistical challenges, including variable scheduling across educational programs, students’ proximity to main campuses and each other during experiential training, and the paucity of collaborative practice settings [1-4]. The Southeast Consortium for Interprofessional Education (SEC-IPE), a multi-institution collaborative committed to enhancing interprofessional education for health professionals through multi-institutional resource sharing, will use “Principles of Patient Safety and Quality” and “Improving Transitions of Care” to teach Core Collaborative Practice Competencies [5] to more than 5,000 medical, nursing, pharmacy and other health professions students during their early clinical training. Specifically, the SEC-IPE will design eight interactive e-Learning modules to accomplish learning outcomes at the novice and intermediate levels of proficiency as described by the National Institutes of Health Proficiency Scale [6]. Each of the modules will be able to either: 1) stand alone, 2) integrate into existing courses, or 3) be embedded as part of a longitudinal, blended curriculum consisting of face-to-face orientations, computer-mediated e- Learning communities, and interprofessional learning experiences and/or other simulated experiences. Evaluation of the modules and the project will include the collection and analysis of a mixture of quantitative and qualitative metrics agreed upon across the partner institutions of the SEC-IPE.
Effective start/end date7/1/126/30/15


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