HCAHPS Series: Nurse and Interprofessional Team Communication - RD60256

HCAHPS Series: Nurse and Interprofessional Team Communication

by Deborah Zastocki, DNP, EdM, MA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE and Jennifer S Mensik, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
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This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.50 CPEU)

Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00


Working in the healthcare field requires outstanding communication skills. Effectively communicating with the patient, family, and colleagues is the foundation for a therapeutic and positive patient experience. The patient’s care experience is greatly influenced by what is communicated and what the patient and family observe. As healthcare providers, we are impacted and impact others through our communication. Whether it is advocating for a patient, establishing rapport and empathy with a patient and his or her support system, or communicating with other members of the interprofessional team, our ability to effectively communicate is consistently challenged. Our relationships, personally and professionally, are built on communicating and relating to others. When we communicate effectively, patients are more likely to experience care as more positive and rate their care higher. 


The goal of this HCAHPS (the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) continuing education program is to provide the interprofessional healthcare team with effective strategies to improve communication skills, so they can integrate them into their practices. After completing this CE program, you will be able to:
  • Describe how the interprofessional team’s communication skills influence the patient experience and HCAHPS survey scores
  • Identify at least three factors that influence the communication process
  • Describe at least three elements of effective communication
  • Explain three ways to handle requests
  • Discuss the appropriate way to provide reassurance and comfort
  • Discuss two effective communication models to use in your practice

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, occupational therapists, and pharmacists.
Dietitians: 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 www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 1000, 1040, 1130, 1140, 7000, 7050 and performance indicators of 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.7, 4.1.2, 9.1.2.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 5/6/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/6/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/6/2022

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.


For Florida professionals:

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Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00