Kenneth Fiala, BS; Marianna Shershneva, MD, PhD; Barbara Anderson, MS
Introduction: An innovative online course on safe opioid prescribing for pediatric patients was designed by an interprofessional team of experts for an interprofessional target audience of clinicians in Wisconsin.
Methods: The 2-hour accredited course included recorded TED Talks-style presentations and interactive patient cases. A total of 227 course completers responded to pre- and posttests and a 20-item Interprofessional Collaborative Competency Attainment Scale (ICCAS). A Fisher exact test was used to compare pre/post first-attempt test responses and a 2-tailed t test compared the before/after ratings of ICCAS statements.
Results: Improvement on pre/posttest assessment was not significant. ICCAS showed a significant increase of interprofessional competence for each statement.
Discussion: Interprofessional learning can be effectively incorporated in opioid-related continuing education.