Interprofessional Learning IN Practice Settings
The majority of IPE efforts have been in classroom or simulation settings. It is extremely important that learners experience interprofessional Learning IN Practice. They need exposure, experience, reflection, and education about interprofessional teamwork in authentic practice settings. They need to see the connection between what they have learned in the classroom and what is occurring in the "real world"!
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► Preceptors and staff will ROLE MODEL interprofessional collaboration every day.
► Learners are VALUE-ADDED for interprofessional collaborative practice.
► Interprofessional Learning IN Practice must be INTENTIONAL and EXPLICIT.
What the Learners Say
► Interprofessional practice experiences in the "real world" are the most valuable of all IPE
► Experience collaborating with other professions and seeing a variety of teams in action is necessary for building their skills as a future practitioner
► Many missed opportunities exist....they say they are literally passing learners of other professions in the hallways of their rotations but do not get the opportunity to interact with each other
► They want more....interprofessional experiences are highly desired by learners
What the Preceptors Say
► Value fostering this type of training for learners and see the future impact for redesigning the healthcare system
► Students can add value to the practice by assigning them value-added work related to patient-care
► Preceptors learn new skills for interprofessional collaborative practice
► Enhance team-based care at their practice-site
► Recruitment tool for learners to work in their practice-site upon graduation if team-based care is a priority
What is the Benefit to you as a Preceptor or to your Practice Site
► Access to many professional development opportunities
► Improved patient outcomes and satisfaction
► Exposure and implementation of new models of care using a team-based approach
► Potential to improve income with additional reimbursements utilizing team-based models of care
► Potential marketing tool to attract patients to experience patient-centered team-based care
► Opportunity for interprofessional learners to provide enhanced care for your most complex and time-consuming patients
► Interprofessional learners can be change agents to improve your collaborative culture and transform your practice
► Interprofessional students will provide you with many opportunities to learn from them
► Opportunity to share precepting of interprofessional students with others to enhance your efficiency
If you are currently practicing with interprofessional student teams in your setting complete the attached form and email it back to Serra Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org.