A multi-step education model for advancing competencies in geriatrics and interprofessional collaboration for health students

Title

A multi-step education model for advancing competencies in geriatrics and interprofessional collaboration for health students

Creator

Diane K Brown
Susan Hazelett
Jennifer Drost
Cynthia A Hovland
Denise J Kropp
Brandi L Chrzanowski
Susan M Fosnight
Margaret Sanders
Joan Niederriter
Rikki Patton
Steven Radwany
Rami A Ahmed

Date

2022

Description

At a time when the older adult population is increasing exponentially and health care agencies are fraught with crisis-level short-handedness and burnout, addressing the Quadruple Aim of enhancing patient experience, improving population health, reducing costs, and improving the work life of health care providers is more crucial than ever. A multi-step education model was designed to advance competencies in geriatrics and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) for health profession students focused on each element of the Quadruple Aim. The goals of this education were to equip students with knowledge and experience to provide team-based care for older adults and achieve satisfaction with the education program. The education steps consisted of online didactics, team icebreaker, skills practice, professional huddles, and interprofessional simulation with debriefing. Over 2,300 students and 87 facilitators from 16 professions completed the training over three years. A positive statistically significant increase was found between pre- and post-measures of IPCP competency, knowledge, and attitudes. Additionally, high satisfaction with the education was reported by students and facilitators. By providing positive geriatric education and experiences for health students to work in interprofessional teams, it can translate into future improvements in older adult population health, health care provider job satisfaction, and reduced health care costs.

Source

Gerontol Geriatr Educ
. 2022 Aug 4;1-17. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2022.2104842. Online ahead of print.

Language

English

Citation

Diane K Brown et al., “A multi-step education model for advancing competencies in geriatrics and interprofessional collaboration for health students,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 21, 2024, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/12103.