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 module is to enhance the abilities of nurses, health educators, dietitians, massage therapists, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, social workers and speech language pathologists to work as 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 core competencies required for successful interprofessional collaborative practice
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, health educators, dietitians, massage therapists, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, social workers and speech language pathologists.
Massage therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider (prov no. 451980-12 from 06/08/2012 to 12/29/2014, 1183 from 09/02/2016 through 09/02/2019).
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and Georgia Board of Massage Therapy (provider # 50-1489).
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.