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.
Radiologic technologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 7/31/2012 to 8/1/2015.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.