Breaking Down Professional Silos: Implementation of a “Break in” Box in the Interprofessional Education Curriculum
Purpose: The purpose of this platform presentation is to describe the implementation of “break in” boxes as a novel way to promote interprofessional team-based learning. Description: “Break in” boxes are based on escape room principles where participants interact collaboratively to find hidden objects, complete tasks and solve puzzles in a limited amount of time. Portable break in boxes are taken into the classroom so students can work interactively to solve a fictitious patient case. The break in box has elements that requires interprofessional expertise, communication and team-based problem solving. Summary of Use: For this platform, the presentation will include the development of a “break in” box, the challenges and a discussion of the lessons learned during the process. Importance to Members: Intentional interprofessional experiences in pre-licensure physical therapy education are needed to address the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education criteria and ensure that graduates are ready to work in collaborative environments.