Working With an Interprofessional Team - PT90

Working With an Interprofessional Team

by Margi J. Schultz, PhD, RN, CNE, PLNC
(4.2 / 668 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, health educators, dietitians, massage therapists, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, social workers and speech language pathologists.
Physical 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.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 12S1568 for 08/02/12 to 08/02/13; 13S1589 for 08/03/13 to 08/03/14; 14S1225 for 08/04/14 to 08/04/15; 15S1610 for 08/05/15 to 08/05/16; 16S1934 for 08/06/16 to 08/06/17; 17S6294 for 8/7/17 to 8/7/18).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CP120019110 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CP130018997 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CP140022320 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023603 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27183 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-539574 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-539574 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4479 for 07/30/12 to 07/29/13; 5137 for 07/30/13 to 07/29/14; 5673 for 07/30/14 to 07/29/15; 6226 for 07/30/15 to 07/29/16; 2016-186 for 07/30/16 to 07/29/17; 2017-230 for 07/30/17 to 07/29/18).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE003316 for 09/16/12 to 12/31/12; PTCE004246 for 01/26/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007155 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010099 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 752-2012 for 08/14/12 to 01/31/14; 241-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-937 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/21/12 to 07/31/14; 08/01/14 to 07/31/16; 08/01/16 to 07/31/18.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4445 for 09/01/12 to 09/01/13). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 4/18/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/21/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/21/2018


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eugene s - middletown , NY  ·  Aug 15, 2018
Course was very helpful for teamwork aspect of my job.
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Brenda M - Gatesville, TX  ·  Aug 08, 2018
good information as we currently have weekly team conferences
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Stephanie S - Buffalo, NY  ·  May 31, 2018
This course is very informative about forming interprofessional/interdisciplinary teams
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JERAD S - memphis, TN  ·  May 17, 2018
excellent course that was well organized and easy to follow
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Scott D - Sunnyvale, CA  ·  May 14, 2018
A great test indeed sir
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