Interprofessional Education for Seasoned Healthcare Providers - OT23

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
(4.2 / 419 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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 course will be discontinued on June 30, 2020. Please plan to finish the course by June 29th if you wish to earn credit for it.
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
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Content Focus
Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends (Professional Development and Continuing Competence)
OT Process: Intervention (Develop Intervention Plan)

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, audiologists, dietitians, nurses, health educators, pharmacists, and speech-language pathologists.
Occupational therapists: 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.
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
Relias LLC reports completions to the following states utilizing CEBroker: AL, AZ, GA, FL, LA, MS, SC, TN (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 5/24/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/14/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Beth R - New Castle, DE  ·  Dec 02, 2019
Interesting look at barriers to inter-professional practice.
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Debbie B - valrico, FL  ·  Sep 17, 2019
Very good definition of what multidisciplinary teams are vs IP Teams . I would add increased need for CE on each disciplines scope of practices. New graduates are blurring the lines.
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judy p - Prairie Village , KS  ·  Jun 21, 2019
A good refresher for seasoned therapists, a great course for new therapists
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april d - philadelphia, PA  ·  Mar 20, 2019
Applies greatly to working in acute care hospital
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Teresa A - Aberdeen, SD  ·  Oct 09, 2018
Interesting course. Offers some good strategies.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50