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Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion

Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion

Abstract

Purpose:

The purpose of this project is to describe the implementation of a student lead Interprofessional education (IPE) event in collaboration with a national organization, and to describe the perception of interprofessional growth by student volunteers. This even was hosted by the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and the Student Nursing Association (SNA) in collaboration with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Louisiana.

Methods:

SNPhA and the SNA collaborated with the NKF Louisiana to create an IPE event which took place September 29th, 2018 at the College of Pharmacy. A total of 16 student pharmacists and 16 nursing students participated in the experience. The Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Survey (ICCAS) was intentionally administered in a pre-post study design. Data was collected, compared, and described using descriptive statistics.

Results:

A total of 32 students participated in the IPE experience. This event screened 86 people from the community. A total of 20 students completed the pre-event survey and 10 students completed the post-event survey. The greatest improvements regarding students reporting themselves as “excellent” were in the domains of “communication” and “roles and responsibilities” by 34.0% and 26.3% respectively. Noteable skill improvements were found in the collaboration and team functioning domains with both resulting in 100% of post-survey respondents reporting very good or excellent combined skills.

Conclusion:

This student hosted IPE event successfully provided opportunities for interprofessional growth. In the future, we plan to better assess the student’s IPE experience as well as reach a larger mass of those in need in our community.

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