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Collaborative Skill Building in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene through Intraprofessional Education: Application of a quality improvement model.
J Dent Hyg 2018; 92(5):14-21JD

Abstract

Purpose:

The purpose of this study was to apply a quality improvement model in the application of an intraprofessional educational experience by improving student perceptions of collaboration and increasing the number of collaborative experiences within the dental hygiene curriculum.

Methods:

A quality improvement model, Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), was used to initiate an intraprofessional education experience for dental hygiene and dental students. Faculty members utilized the PDSA worksheet to plan, implement, and analyze the educational experience. Pre- and post-session surveys were used to measure dental hygiene student perceptions of their ability to perform four Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) sub-competencies. Statistical analysis was carried out on the pre and post session surveys. Students were also given the opportunity to discuss their learning and intraprofessional experiences in a reflection assignment.

Results:

Dental hygiene students demonstrated positive changes from pre- to post-session survey data in in all four targeted IPEC sub-competencies. Statistical significance was noted in three of the four IPEC sub-competency rating statements. Themes from the reflection assignments indicated student learning in the areas of teamwork and communication. Dental hygiene faculty applied the information gained from the assessments as part of the IHI PDSA cycle for improvement in health care to evaluate and plan for future learning experiences.

Conclusion:

Meaningful intraprofessional education experiences between dental hygiene and dental students support collaborative practice skills and should be integrated into dental and dental hygiene curricula. Applying a continuous quality improvement model, such as the IHI PDSA, can assist educators in planning, implementing, and evaluating curricular changes in order to improve student learning outcomes.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30385597

Citation

Barker, Tricia S., et al. "Collaborative Skill Building in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Through Intraprofessional Education: Application of a Quality Improvement Model." Journal of Dental Hygiene : JDH, vol. 92, no. 5, 2018, pp. 14-21.
Barker TS, Smith CA, Waguespack GM, et al. Collaborative Skill Building in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene through Intraprofessional Education: Application of a quality improvement model. J Dent Hyg. 2018;92(5):14-21.
Barker, T. S., Smith, C. A., Waguespack, G. M., Mercante, D. E., & Gunaldo, T. P. (2018). Collaborative Skill Building in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene through Intraprofessional Education: Application of a quality improvement model. Journal of Dental Hygiene : JDH, 92(5), pp. 14-21.
Barker TS, et al. Collaborative Skill Building in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Through Intraprofessional Education: Application of a Quality Improvement Model. J Dent Hyg. 2018;92(5):14-21. PubMed PMID: 30385597.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Collaborative Skill Building in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene through Intraprofessional Education: Application of a quality improvement model. AU - Barker,Tricia S, AU - Smith,Chet A, AU - Waguespack,Geri M, AU - Mercante,Donald E, AU - Gunaldo,Tina P, PY - 2017/06/07/received PY - 2018/07/09/accepted PY - 2018/11/3/entrez PY - 2018/11/6/pubmed PY - 2019/3/13/medline KW - dental hygiene education KW - intraprofesional collaboration KW - intraprofessional education KW - quality improvement models SP - 14 EP - 21 JF - Journal of dental hygiene : JDH JO - J Dent Hyg VL - 92 IS - 5 N2 - Purpose: The purpose of this study was to apply a quality improvement model in the application of an intraprofessional educational experience by improving student perceptions of collaboration and increasing the number of collaborative experiences within the dental hygiene curriculum.Methods: A quality improvement model, Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), was used to initiate an intraprofessional education experience for dental hygiene and dental students. Faculty members utilized the PDSA worksheet to plan, implement, and analyze the educational experience. Pre- and post-session surveys were used to measure dental hygiene student perceptions of their ability to perform four Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) sub-competencies. Statistical analysis was carried out on the pre and post session surveys. Students were also given the opportunity to discuss their learning and intraprofessional experiences in a reflection assignment.Results: Dental hygiene students demonstrated positive changes from pre- to post-session survey data in in all four targeted IPEC sub-competencies. Statistical significance was noted in three of the four IPEC sub-competency rating statements. Themes from the reflection assignments indicated student learning in the areas of teamwork and communication. Dental hygiene faculty applied the information gained from the assessments as part of the IHI PDSA cycle for improvement in health care to evaluate and plan for future learning experiences.Conclusion: Meaningful intraprofessional education experiences between dental hygiene and dental students support collaborative practice skills and should be integrated into dental and dental hygiene curricula. Applying a continuous quality improvement model, such as the IHI PDSA, can assist educators in planning, implementing, and evaluating curricular changes in order to improve student learning outcomes. SN - 1553-0205 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30385597/Collaborative_Skill_Building_in_Dentistry_and_Dental_Hygiene_through_Intraprofessional_Education:_Application_of_a_quality_improvement_model_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -