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IPE Series Module 1: Exploring Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Education

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CPE: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
    • CDE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Dec 4, 2014
  • Expires: Dec 4, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Jim A.  Ballard Jim A. Ballard, MS Ed
Associate Director
University of Kentucky Center for Interprofessional HealthCare Education, Research and Practice
Lexington, Kentucky

Bernard R.  Boulanger Bernard R. Boulanger, MD, FACS
Associate Professor, Surgery
Commonwealth Professorship in Physician Leadership
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Melanie Dicks Melanie Dicks, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
College of Pharmacy
University of Kentucky

James Norton James Norton, PhD
Associate Dean, Educational Engagement
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Profession, Psychiatry and Neurology
UK HealthCare CECentral
Professor, Psychiatry and Neurology
Lexington, Kentucky

Colleen Swartz Colleen Swartz, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Enterprise Chief Nursing Officer
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Stacy Taylor Stacy Taylor, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice & Science
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Emerging data suggest that effective and competent interprofessional teams improve health care outcomes. As a result healthcare systems are becoming more reliant on teamwork and collaboration among the professions and professionals.  As a result, health professions educators must design curricular activities and instructional strategies that promote interaction with learners from different professions. This module will orient the learner to the need for, and evidence supporting, interprofessional collaborative practice and education. 

Target Audience

Health professions clinicians and educators interested in interprofessional collaborative care and interprofessional healthcare education.  


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the basic elements of collaborative clinical practice
  2. Describe the data that support interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) as one way to improve health and health care outcomes
  3. Define Interprofessional education (IPE)
  4. Describe the data that support IPE as one way to prepare health professions students for IPCP
  5. Discuss how to integrate IPE into your  teaching


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care

ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-15-066-H04-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hour.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.2 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-01-18-723. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

This online course meets regulatory requirements for 1.00 hour credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker, planner or content reviewer has any relevant financial relationships to disclose. The speaker will not discuss the off-label use of a product.
Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK College of Nursing and UK Center for Interprofessional Health Education.