Start Date

5-19-2012 11:15 AM

End Date

5-19-2012 11:30 AM

Description

Work in Progress (18 PowerPoint slides)

This program serves to enhance antiretroviral adherence within a population of patients identified to have barriers to optimal medication compliance, and to enhance interprofessional camaraderie and HIV/AIDS knowledge through participation with a community-based organization (CBO).

“HIV– ABC: Bringing Healthcare Home” was created by UK College of Pharmacy students as a way to form an “Adherence Buddy and Counselor” system between HIV patients and trained student pharmacists. Students are matched with identified non-adherent patients and attend clinic visits to help improve adherence and reduce/manage medication adverse effects. Clinic patients also receive nutritional counseling/modified menus to address nutritional needs from the CBO Moveable Feast Lexington. In an effort to promote greater participation from other health colleges, the UK College of Pharmacy has paired with a student-led, interprofessional healthcare initiative program, Leadership Legacy (LL). LL is an extracurricular enrichment opportunity designed to complement formal curricula by enhancing professionalism, creativity, diversity, and leadership. Representatives from the UK College of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, and Public Health are all enrolled in LL and the HIV-ABC project has incorporated these interprofessional student volunteers for food delivery routes to HIV patients through the CBO.

Thirty student pharmacist and sixteen interprofessional student pre-surveys have been collected. Post-survey results as well as interprofessional student reflective essays are pending. All students completed pre- and post-test HIV knowledge surveys based on previously published reports. These surveys were intended to document improvement in HIV knowledge base as well as perceived confidence in caring for infected patients. Using Kirkpatrick’s training model, outcomes will be presented based on student satisfaction—gauging the value of this exercise and what type of learning took place during the interprofessional service-learning routes. Reflective writing by interprofessional students will draw further conclusions to enhance participant leadership and teambuilding skills for future years.

Learning Objectives (related to Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice)

This presentation relates to Conference Goal 1: Develop strategies to incorporate interprofessional competencies within education and/or practice.

Through discussion of this extracurricular interprofessional service learning project with a community-based organization (CBO) participants in this session will consider how participation in Bringing HealthCare Home:

  1. Enhances health professions student camaraderie (Values/Ethics, Team/Teamwork)
  2. Provides health professions students with an opportunity to learn with, from, and about one another as they augment their knowledge of HIV/AIDS through practical experience (Interprofessional Communication).
  3. Provides an opportunity for health professions students to use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately address the healthcare needs of individuals with HIV/AIDS patients (Roles/Responsibilities)

4. Enhances antiretroviral adherence within a population of patients identified to have barriers to optimal medication taking by performing pillbox services.

Ref: Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel. (2011). Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice: Report of an expert panel. Washington,D.C.: Interprofessional Education Collaborative.

 
May 19th, 11:15 AM May 19th, 11:30 AM

HIV-ABC: Bringing Healthcare Home, University of Kentucky Project CHANCE Grant

Work in Progress (18 PowerPoint slides)

This program serves to enhance antiretroviral adherence within a population of patients identified to have barriers to optimal medication compliance, and to enhance interprofessional camaraderie and HIV/AIDS knowledge through participation with a community-based organization (CBO).

“HIV– ABC: Bringing Healthcare Home” was created by UK College of Pharmacy students as a way to form an “Adherence Buddy and Counselor” system between HIV patients and trained student pharmacists. Students are matched with identified non-adherent patients and attend clinic visits to help improve adherence and reduce/manage medication adverse effects. Clinic patients also receive nutritional counseling/modified menus to address nutritional needs from the CBO Moveable Feast Lexington. In an effort to promote greater participation from other health colleges, the UK College of Pharmacy has paired with a student-led, interprofessional healthcare initiative program, Leadership Legacy (LL). LL is an extracurricular enrichment opportunity designed to complement formal curricula by enhancing professionalism, creativity, diversity, and leadership. Representatives from the UK College of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, and Public Health are all enrolled in LL and the HIV-ABC project has incorporated these interprofessional student volunteers for food delivery routes to HIV patients through the CBO.

Thirty student pharmacist and sixteen interprofessional student pre-surveys have been collected. Post-survey results as well as interprofessional student reflective essays are pending. All students completed pre- and post-test HIV knowledge surveys based on previously published reports. These surveys were intended to document improvement in HIV knowledge base as well as perceived confidence in caring for infected patients. Using Kirkpatrick’s training model, outcomes will be presented based on student satisfaction—gauging the value of this exercise and what type of learning took place during the interprofessional service-learning routes. Reflective writing by interprofessional students will draw further conclusions to enhance participant leadership and teambuilding skills for future years.

Learning Objectives (related to Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice)

This presentation relates to Conference Goal 1: Develop strategies to incorporate interprofessional competencies within education and/or practice.

Through discussion of this extracurricular interprofessional service learning project with a community-based organization (CBO) participants in this session will consider how participation in Bringing HealthCare Home:

  1. Enhances health professions student camaraderie (Values/Ethics, Team/Teamwork)
  2. Provides health professions students with an opportunity to learn with, from, and about one another as they augment their knowledge of HIV/AIDS through practical experience (Interprofessional Communication).
  3. Provides an opportunity for health professions students to use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately address the healthcare needs of individuals with HIV/AIDS patients (Roles/Responsibilities)

4. Enhances antiretroviral adherence within a population of patients identified to have barriers to optimal medication taking by performing pillbox services.

Ref: Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel. (2011). Core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice: Report of an expert panel. Washington,D.C.: Interprofessional Education Collaborative.