Interprofessional Education for Seasoned Healthcare Providers - CHES690

Interprofessional Education for Seasoned Healthcare Providers

A Paradigm Shift in Continuing Education

by Debora A Davidson, PhD, OTR/l and Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD and Martha A. Tice, RN, MS
(4.1 / 60 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Contemporary healthcare requires efficient and effective interaction and teamwork by groups of diverse professional healthcare providers. This article outlines some of the research supporting the effectiveness of interprofessional (IP) team approaches, outlines essential features of IP teamwork and explains the emerging role of IP continuing education in supporting the establishment and maintenance of well-functioning clinical healthcare teams.


The goal of this interprofessional (IP) continuing education program for occupational therapists, dietitians, nurses, health educators, pharmacists and speech-language pathologists is to describe the emerging concept of IP continuing education and its role in improving outcomes for patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of IP team approaches for patients and professional care providers
  • Explain the role of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) in facilitating care providers’ development of fully IP clinical practice
  • Describe IPCE instructional methods and structure

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, nurses, dietitians, health educators, pharmacists, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists.
Health educators: 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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 5/24/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/14/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/14/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Emily O - Bayamon, PR  ·  Feb 28, 2019
The information presented was very organized and had great flow
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Jana N - Bryan, TX  ·  Nov 23, 2018
The course was ok, but I wish it focused more on key points.
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EVELYN W - chamblee, GA  ·  Sep 27, 2018
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Peter M - St Petersburg, FL  ·  Sep 07, 2018
The course was presented in a precise manner and still provided a thorough overview.
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Misty G - Athens, AL  ·  Aug 17, 2018
It was very informative and hopeful. It is wonderful to see the much-needed shift in how the industry approaches patient care. It is nice to recognize the value that other disciplines offer their patients.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00