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Preceptor Mini-Series 2: Adventures of Interprofessional Precepting


NOTE:  This Mini-Series program is ONLY available for Pharmacy Continuing Education (CE) credit.
 
Written & Directed by:     
Craig D. Cox, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Vice Chair, Experiential Programs
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy
 
 
This is a 12 episode, knowledge-based, video series developed to provide educational pearls to preceptors who train students or residents on experiential rotations in an Interprofessional  setting.   
 
Each video episode is 5-8 minutes in length and builds upon the next. The series follows three health professional preceptors including a nurse, pharmacist, and physician as they precept their students in an ambulatory care setting.  Through a combination of inappropriate and quality Interprofessional  interactions, the Interprofessional  competencies of values and ethics, roles and responsibilities, communication, and teamwork are discussed.  At moments throughout each episode, two preceptor experts share insight on how they would deal with each learning situation.  Each episode ends with a minimum of two precepting pearls.
 
Overall Course Objectives:
 
1. Describe the importance of getting to know your students and/or residents on an experiential rotation.
2. Briefly discuss ways to introduce the concept of Interprofessionalism during an orientation for an experiential
rotation.
3. Explain the importance of values and ethics to an Interprofessional relationship.
4. Discuss the importance of good communication skills for creating a positive Interprofessional environment.
5. Recognize the importance of knowing the roles and responsibilities of other health care professionals.
6. Discuss the concept of teamwork and the role it has in an Interprofessional environment.
7. Determine the appropriate level of supervision you should provide for your student and/or resident during an
experiential rotation.
8. Discuss the role of reflection in the creation of a successful Inteprofessional teaching environment.
 
Resume a Course:  To resume a course, login to your account at the top right side of the page.  Next, go to "Pending Programs/CE" in the top gray toolbar. Select the "Distance" tab and then select "A Preceptor Mini-Series:  Adventures in Interprofessional Precepting."
 
 
Watch the Trailer Below
 
 
Registration Fee:  This program is FREE to Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Preceptors.  For other state of Texas Preceptors the cost is $24 and for non-Texas Preceptors the cost is $30 for the 3 hour CE program (see below). Individuals will be audited to ensure they selected the correct enrollment type.  Those found to have falsely selected the wrong enrollment type for the lesser registration fee risk having their CPE credits removed from their NABP eProfile.
 
Course Requirements:    This online course is available for 3.0 hours of Continuing Education credit.  In order to receive credit, all individuals must watch all (12) individual video episodes and complete the short assessment following each episode.  After all videos have been viewed and assessments complete, a final course evaluation will be made available. Following completion of the course evaluation, continuing education credit will be granted. 
 
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Fee

$30.00

CE Hours

3.00

CE Units

0.300

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other Health Care Providers

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
 
Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Requirements for CE Credit

You will have the opportunity to obtain CE credit after completing all 12 episodes (3 hours of CE credit).  You can complete the video episodes at your own pace.  Once you complete all 12 video episodes you will receive 3 contact hours of credit.    
 
**To Register for this Program: Select your fee type and then hit "Purchase Now" at the bottom of your screen.  If you would first like to read a description for each of the video episodes included in this course, please do so below.  

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Description
 
In this scenario you observe a physician preceptor and her medical student during an orientation.  After you view the episode you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. What did the physician preceptor do well?  What could she have done better?  Be sure to consider her brief discussion with the student on Interprofessional activities.
  2. Do you routinely speak to your students and/or residents about Interprofessionalism during your orientation?  If yes, what are the main concepts you try and emphasize?  If no, is this something you think you will start doing in the future?
  3. List one thing you learned during the program that you intend on incorporating into your rotation experiences.
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Ask your students and/or residents questions.  Take an interest in them and they will do the same with you and your rotation. 
  2. Make Interprofessionalism a focus of your rotation.  Students and/or residents should recognize its importance and future implications on health care.
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:        Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Physician Preceptor:      Mimi Zumwalt, MD
Medical Student:           Leslie Monye, PharmD
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy

Objectives

  • Describe the importance of getting to know your students and/or residents on an experiential rotation.
  • Briefly discuss ways to introduce the concept of Interprofessionalism during an orientation for an experiential rotation.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

Description
 
In this scenario you observe a nurse preceptor and her nursing student during an orientation.  After you view the episode you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. What did the nursing preceptor do well?  What could she have done better?  Be sure to consider her brief discussion with the student on Interprofessional activities.
  2. Have you faced a similar situation with a student and/or resident and their cell phone?  How did you or would you have handled the situation in this scenario?
  3. List one thing you learned during the program that you intend on incorporating into your rotation experiences
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Don’t let your students and/or residents control you.  You must deal with inappropriate behavior immediately or things will only get worse.
  2. Make time for and embrace students and/or residents questions.  Take advantage of these learning moments.  
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:    Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Nurse Preceptor:       Alyson Mesa
Nursing Student:       Brittany Patterson
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Pavilion

Objectives

  • Explain how you would handle a student and/or resident who inappropriately uses technology on your rotation.
  • Briefly discuss ways to introduce the concept of Interprofessionalism during an orientation for an experiential rotation.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

Description
 
In this scenario you observe a pharmacy preceptor and her pharmacy student during an orientation.  After you view the episode you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. What did the pharmacy preceptor do well?  What could she have done better?  Be sure to consider her brief discussion with the student on Interprofessional  activities. 
  2. Have you ever had a “nervous” student and/or resident on your rotation?  If so, how did you handle him/her?  If not, how would you handle the situation.  Give specific examples.
  3. List one thing you learned during the program that you intend to incorporate into your rotation experiences.
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Ask students and/or residents about their past experiences and future goals.  It will allow you to better design your rotation to meet your student’s and/or resident's needs.
  2. Prepare your students and/or residents for an Interprofessional environment.  Be honest.  Share personal challenges and successes you have experienced.
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:        Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Pharmacy Preceptor:    Valerie Vuylsteke, PharmD
Pharmacy Student:       Thien Hoang
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy

Objectives

  • Recognize the significance of asking students and/or residents questions about their professional goals and how this information can be used to develop your rotation experience.
  • Briefly discuss ways to introduce the concept of Interprofessionalism during an orientation for an experiential rotation.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

Description
 
In this scenario you observe inappropriate interactions between pharmacy and nursing preceptors and their students as they meet with a patient in an ambulatory care clinic.  After you view the episode you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. Have you ever found yourself or witnessed someone else “bad mouthing” a patient or other health care professional in front of your students and/or residents?  If yes, how did you handle the situation?  If you have not experienced this, how would you handle it?
  2. List two of the biggest challenges you have faced working in an Interprofessional environment.  If you have not worked in an Interprofessional environment, what challenges would you expect to face?
  3. List one thing you learned during the program that you intend on incorporating into your rotation experiences.
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Be aware of your actions.  Students and/or residents are watching.  Good or bad they may follow your lead.
  2. Value and respect other professions.  It is a critical component to a successful Interprofessional  environment.
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:         Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Patient:                        Gabriela Robledo
Pharmacy Preceptor:      Valerie Vuylsteke, PharmD
Pharmacy Student:        Thien Hoang
Nurse Preceptor:           Alyson Mesa
Nursing Student:           Brittany Patterson
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Pavilion

Objectives

  • Recognize the impact of your actions as a preceptor on your students and/or residents.
  • Explain the importance of values and ethics to an Interprofessional relationship.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

Description
 
In this scenario you observe inappropriate interaction between a nursing student and a physician with a patient.  This is followed by a brief heated discussion between the physician, nurse, medical student, and a nursing student.  After you view the episode you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. What criteria do you use to gauge when your student and/or resident needs direct (by their side) vs. general (on their own – you are available by phone) supervision?  Does your state have any rules or regulations related to the supervision of students?
  2. Have you ever had a student and/or resident that you discovered lied to another health care professional?  If so, how did you handle it?  If no, what would be the most appropriate way to deal with it?
  3. List one thing you learned during the program that you intend on incorporating into your rotation experiences.
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Find a balance in your supervision of students and/or residents.  Know when they need you and when to let them FREE.  It is critical to the learning process.
  2. Honesty and integrity are critical to your success.  These are elements of a successful Interprofessional relationship.
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:      Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Patient:                     Gabriela Robledo
Nurse Preceptor:        Alyson Mesa
Nursing Student:        Brittany Patterson
Physician Preceptor:   Mimi Zumwalt, MD
Medical Student:        Leslie Monye, PharmD
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Pavilion

Objectives

  • Determine the appropriate level of supervision you should provide for your student and/or resident during an experiential rotation.
  • Discuss the importance of honesty and integrity and how it may impact an Interprofessional relationship.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

Description
 
In this scenario you observe an interaction between the pharmacy preceptor and her student, followed by an uncomfortable exchange between the pharmacy student and the physician.  After you view the episode you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. Have you ever witnessed a health care professional treating your student and/or resident with disrespect like you witnessed in this episode?  If so, how did you deal with the situation?  If not, how do you think you would respond?
  2. What do you think the physician preceptor could do better to engage her medical student? 
  3. List one thing you learned during the program that you intend on incorporating into your rotation experience.
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Make your students and/or residents an active part of the rotation.  If you do all the talking there will be limited learning.
  2. Be prepared for issues that arise with Interprofessional relationships.  Be patient and handle them with dignity.  Hostility and anger will not solve problems but is likely to create more.
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:        Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Pharmacy Preceptor:    Valerie Vuylsteke, PharmD
Pharmacy Student:       Thien Hoang
Patient:                       Gabriela Robledo
Physician Preceptor:     Mimi Zumwalt, MD
Medical Student:          Leslie Monye, PharmD
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Pavilion

Objectives

  • Compare and contrast appropriate vs. inappropriate supervision of your students and/or residents during an experiential rotation.
  • Discuss the negative impact argumentative behavior can have on Interprofessional relationships.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

Description
 
In this scenario you observe a brief uncomfortable discussion between the nurse and physician.  Later you observe inappropriate interactions between a nursing and pharmacy student with the patient.  After you view the episode you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. Think of a situation when you experienced an uncomfortable interaction with another health care professional.  Briefly describe the situation and how you dealt with it.
  2. Have you had a situation where your student’s and/or resident's actions had a negative impact on your relationship with other health care professionals?  If yes, briefly describe.  If no, what types of student and/or resident actions could adversely affect your relationship with others? 
  3. List one thing you learned during the program that you intend on incorporating into your rotation experiences.
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Poor communication and lack of teamwork can be devastating.   In an Interprofessional  environment it  may negatively affect the care of your patients.
  2. Be aware of your student’s and/or resident's actions.  They are a direct representation of you. 
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:      Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Patient:                     Gabriela Robledo
Nurse Preceptor:        Alyson Mesa
Nursing Student:        Brittany Patterson
Physician Preceptor:   Mimi Zumwalt, MD
Medical Student:        Leslie Monye, PharmD
Pharmacy Student:     Thien Hoang
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Pavilion

Objectives

  • Discuss the importance of good communication skills for creating a positive Interprofessional environment.
  • Describe how student and/or resident performance can impact a preceptor's relationship with other health care professionals.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

Description
 
In this scenario you observe several health care professionals having a quality interaction with each other and a patient.  This scenario takes place approximately 1 year after what was observed in episodes 1-7 of this series. After you view the episode you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. Do you take time to describe the roles and responsibilities of other health care professionals during your rotation?  If so, do you see it having a positive impact on your students and/or residents?  If you do not take time to explain others roles, what keeps you from doing so?
  2. Briefly describe a positive encounter with another health care professional.  If you do not have a good example, list three critical elements of working well with others. 
  3. List one thing you learned during the program that you intend on incorporating into your rotation experiences.
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Understanding roles and responsibilities of other health professionals is critical to the success of an Interprofessional team.
  2. Listen to others and focus on a common purpose.  Successful teams are made of individuals who do this well.
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:      Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Patient:                     Cheryl Paden
Pharmacist:               Valerie Vuylsteke, PharmD
Pharmacy Student:     Patrick McGowan
Nurse Preceptor:        Alyson Mesa
Nursing Student:        Laura Martin
Physician Preceptor:   Mimi Zumwalt, MD
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Pavilion

Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of knowing the roles and responsibilities of other health care professionals.
  • Explain how mutual respect and good listening skills are critical to a successful Interprofessional relationship.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

Description
 
In this scenario you observe a medical, nursing, and pharmacy student interact positively with their preceptor and a patient.   After you view the episode you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. Briefly describe the activities that you have developed to allow your students and/or residents the opportunities to work with other health care professionals or their trainees.  If you have not done this yet, what are some activities you could consider implementing in the future?
  2. Do you regularly ask other health care professionals for feedback if they help supervise your students and/or residents when you are not around?  If so, how do they provide you with their feedback?  If no, is this something you would consider doing?
  3. List one thing you learned during the program that you intend on incorporating into your rotation experiences.
 
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Highlight positive contributions of other health care professionals.  Make students and/or residents aware that you truly value these relationships.
  2. Encourage students and/or residents to work with others.  Let them know they can be more efficient and effective if they choose to do so.
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:  Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Patient:  Cheryl Paden
Nursing Student:  Laura Martin
Medical Resident:  James Tarbox, MD
Pharmacy Preceptor:  Valerie Vuylsteke, PharmD
Pharmacy Student:  Patrick McGowan
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Pavilion

Objectives

  • Identify ways a preceptor can highlight positive contributions of other health care professionals to their students and/or residents during an experiential rotation.
  • Discuss the concept of teamwork and the role it has in an Interprofessional environment.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

Description
 
In this scenario you observe a quality interaction between a physician, pharmacy student and the student’s preceptor.  Immediately following this, you will see a medical resident have a good discussion with the patient.  After you view the episode you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. List two ways that another health care professional (outside of your own profession) can assist you in delivering your rotation to students and/or residents.
  2. Effective communication is a critical component of quality Interprofessional relationships.  Describe two characteristics of effective communication skills.
  3. List one thing you learned during the program that you intend on incorporating into your rotation experiences.
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Teach your students and/or residents to make time for other health care professionals and recognize the contribution of others on patient care.
  2. When ready, trust your students and/or residents to do their job.  Give them the freedom to work on their own within practice regulations. 
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:  Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Patient:  Cheryl Paden
Physician Preceptor:  Mimi Zumwalt, MD
Pharmacy Preceptor:  Valerie Vuylsteke, PharmD
Pharmacy Student:  Patrick McGowan
Medical Resident:  James Tarbox, MD
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Pavilion

Objectives

  • Describe to your students and/or residents the positive impact on patient care that can result from working successfully with other health care professionals.
  • Discuss the importance of making the patient the focus of your practice and teaching.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

Description
 
In this scenario you observe a positive interaction between and a nursing and pharmacy student with a patient.  After you view the episode, you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. Describe a situation where you had to say “I don’t know”.  What was challenging about that situation?  How can you use your personal experiences to teach your students and/or residents?
  2. Have you ever supervised individuals from other professions?  If yes, please discuss the pros/cons of these interactions?  If no, what steps can you take to do this at your practice site?
  3. List one thing you have learned during the program that you intend on incorporating into your rotation experiences.
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Teach students and/or residents to recognize their limitations and to openly seek the assistance of others when necessary.
  2. Be open to supervising individuals from other professions.  This may provide a great learning opportunity for your students and/or residents.
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:  Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Patient:  Cheryl Paden
Nursing Student:  Laura Martin
Pharmacy Student:  Patrick McGowan
Pharmacy Preceptor:  Valerie Vuylsteke, PharmD
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Medical Pavilion

Objectives

  • Assist students and/or residents to recognize their limitations and be open to seeking help from others.
  • Identify situations when supervising a student and/or resident from another health care profession would be appropriate.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

Description
 
In this scenario you observe a conference between multiple health care professionals and their students discussing the concept of Interprofessionalism.  After you view the episode you will be asked to spend a few minutes reflecting on the following questions:
 
  1. Can you list the four major competencies of Interprofessionalism presented throughout the series and briefly mentioned during the conference in this episode?   If no, list as many as you can think of.
  2. Is Interprofessionalism a core part of your rotation?  Do you make an effort to teach students and/or residents about the core competencies?  If yes, how often do you discuss these concepts?  If no, describe how you might consider making Interprofessionalism a focus of your experience.
  3. List one thing you learned during the program that you intend on incorporating into your rotation experience
Precepting Pearls 
 
  1. Make time for reflection on individual and team performance in an Interprofessional environment.  Provide a  platform for everyone, including your students and/or residents, to share their experiences.
  2. Be patient.  Communicate to your students and/or residents that Interprofessionalism is not easy, but it is necessary to assure optimal patient care.
Credits 
 
Preceptor Experts:  Craig Cox, PharmD & Brian Irons, PharmD
Nurse Preceptor:  Alyson Mesa
Nursing Student:  Laura Martin
Physician Preceptor:  Mimi Zumwalt, MD
Medical Resident:  Patrick Tarbox, MD
Pharmacy Preceptor:   Valerie Vuylsteke, PharmD
Pharmacy Student:  Patrick McGowan
 
Special Thanks 
 
The Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Objectives

  • Discuss the role of reflection in the creation of a successful Inteprofessional teaching environment.
  • Recognize that the development of Interprofessional relationships requires time and patience.

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

   

   

This is the final evaluation for Mini-Series 2:  Adventures in Interprofessional Precepting.  Once you have successfully completed this evaluation you will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit that will be automatically sent to your CPE Monitor Account.  
 
Thank you for completing the Mini-Series!

Activity Number

0096-0000-17-066-H04-P

Release Date: Aug 18, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Aug 18, 2020

CE Hours

3.00