The STRIPE HIV intervention is an interactive, case-based training workshop for final year health professions students, trainees in the allied health professions, and pre-registered health professionals at their schools and/or affiliated training sites. This training consists of 18 modules that apply an interprofessional approach to learning and focus on the fundamentals of HIV prevention, care and treatment, and quality improvement. Through this training, learners demonstrate proficiency in many of the 18 modules and recognize the importance of interprofessional care and a culture of quality improvement.
The modules are designed for small group, case-based learning. The workshops model interprofessionalism, with a range of health professions represented by students and facilitators. A critical role of the facilitators is to nurture interprofessional collaboration.
To sustain learning during COVID-19, STRIPE HIV was adapted to online and virtual workshops. Online workshops are mostly asynchronous and use a learning management system, Moodle. Learners guide themselves through most STRIPE HIV module activities on their own time and attend regular virtual meetings to facilitate interprofessional discussion. Virtual workshops provide access to updated materials, and workshops are conducted via video calls. Institutions use the method that works best for their context.
FOSTERING INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
Central to STRIPE HIV, workshop facilitators prompt learners to consider how they can deliver optimized team-based care to ensure high quality HIV care. Across all modules, learners are encouraged to gain greater competency in the following domains:
- Values and ethics: Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.
- Roles/responsibilities: Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance population health.
- Interprofessional Communication: Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and related fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.
- Teams and Teamwork: Apply relationship- building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/ population-centered care, population health programs, and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.