Multidisciplinary, interprofessional and transdisciplinary team designations, often used interchangeably, refer to different groups in healthcare that operate with varying degrees of interaction among team members regarding patient care responsibilities. An interprofessional team is composed of members from various practices who interact, communicate continually, and share with team members information that’s contributed from their own disciplinary perspective. Generally they collaborate to solve problems that are too complex to be solved by one discipline. This program helps to increase healthcare professionals’ knowledge about the skills required to work effectively in interprofessional teams.
The goal of this continuing education program is to enhance the abilities of nurses, health educators, dietitians, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, social workers and speech language pathologists to work with interprofessional teams. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- List three advantages of the interprofessional team approach to patient care.
- Describe nine characteristics or roles that team members can exhibit that enhance the functioning of the team.
- Describe the four dimensions of team self-management associated with team success.
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, health educators, dietitians/nutritionists, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, social workers and speech language pathologists.
Radiologic technologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 7/31/2012 to 8/1/2015.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.