AACN Announces Online Interprofessional Module on Foodborne Outbreak

Designed to facilitate collaboration and shared learning experiences among nursing, medical, and public health students, Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice is a free, self-paced, interactive, online teaching module demonstrating the importance of interprofessional practice among health professionals to improve and protect population health.  The case scenario of the module is a fictional foodborne illness based on the 2015-2016 multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Poona associated with cucumbers.  Settings in the module include clinical encounters with symptomatic patients, the local public health department response, and an interprofessional debriefing meeting among clinical and public health professionals involved in the outbreak. 

The module takes 90 minutes to 2 hours to complete and includes: a pre- and post-module assessment; case scenario videos; supporting resources; a Certificate of Completion; and instructor’s guide.  The module targets nursing (baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral level), medical, and public health (baccalaureate and master’s level) students and other health professionals in various stages of their training. Subject matter experts from state and local health departments and Epidemic Intelligence Service officers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided expert guidance for the project; and the module was piloted with faculty and students from the various target audiences.   

The module was developed with funding from the CDC to the four national associations that comprise CDC’s Academic Partnerships to Improve Health initiative: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, Association of American Medical Colleges, and Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.  For more information, please visit the Training Module Press Release

In order to help assure that learners can access the module efficiently, especially during high usage, instructors are asked to estimate the number of learners and the approximate months during which they plan to assign the module through this form.  Providing this information is voluntary, and data from this form will be maintained through the Google form site and accessed by DDA Medical, the eLearning provider, to ensure server resources are optimized to meet actual user demand.  If you have questions about this form, please log in to Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice and submit your inquiry through the "HELP" option. 

To access the module, please visit: https://navigatinganoutbreakmodule.org/