Interprofessional Education (IPE), is deemed crucial in equipping healthcare professionals to deliver safe, high quality, and optimal patient care. IPE provides an environment where learners are able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitude required to deal with complex clinical scenarios in a collaborative and interprofessional manner. IPE is the engagement of two or more healthcare professions in an integrated learning environment in an effort to foster collaboration and improve health. IPE fosters interprofessional collaboration (IPC), which is often recognized for nurturing a collaborative team approach, resulting in an improved quality of patient care, decreased length of hospital stay, reduced costs of care, and fewer medical errors. Many healthcare systems are trying to meet the health and wellbeing needs of community due to disintegration and lack of collaboration in practice. The poor communication among healthcare professionals has been linked with poor patient outcomes.
ICE CREAM (Interprofessional Collaboration Create a Batter Medical Worker) is one of the projects organized by SCOME CIMSA FK UNS. In this project SCOME CIMSA FK UNS collaborated with HIMAPSI (Himpunan Mahasiswa Psikologi Universitas Sebelas Maret), HIMADAN (Himpunan Mahasiswa Kebidanan Universitas Sebelas Maret), HIMAKESJA (Himpunan Mahasiswa Keselamatab Kesehatan Kerja Universitas Sebelas Maret), HMF (Himpunan Mahasiswa Farmasi Universitas Sebelas Maret), and IYHPS (Indonesian Young Health Professionals’ Society). This project was held with the aim of increase the knowledge of health department students about IPE and IPC due to their low knowledge and lack of interest in IPE and IPC. This project consist of several series of events such as training, air campaign, and group discussions.
In this project, there are 2 types of training, training for SCOME CIMSA FK UNS members and for participants, consist of students from department of Medical Science, Psychology, Midwifery, K3, and Pharmaceutical. Training for SCOME CIMSA FK UNS members was held on March 21st, 2021, and training for participants was held on April 3th, 2021. The next event was an air campaign held on March 22nd, 2021 – April 2nd, 2021. This air campaign consist of giving funfact about IPE and games. The next activity is brainstorming through focus group discussions (FGD) which was held on April 4th – 9th, 2021. After attending the training the participants hold discussions related to the material which is discussed in training. From this FGD, the results obtained are a project that can support the implementation of IPE and IPC. The last event is a presentation on the results of the brainstroming which was held on April 10th, 2021. The group that has the best project will be announced on April 17th, 2021 via Instagram CIMSA FK UNS.