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
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends (Professional Development and Continuing Competence)
OT Process: Intervention (Develop Intervention Plan)
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, dietitians, nurses, health educators, pharmacists, and speech-language pathologists.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
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