Working With an Interprofessional Team - SLPA2066

Working With an Interprofessional Team

by Judy L Gates, RN, MSN, BC, CWS, FACCWS
(4.3 / 17 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Multidisciplinary, interprofessional, and transdisciplinary team designations, often used interchangeably, refer to disciplines grouped according to patient care responsibilities that operate with varying degrees of interaction among team members. An interprofessional team is composed of members from various practices who interact, communicate continually, and share information from their own disciplinary perspectives. They collaborate to solve problems that are often too complex to be solved by one discipline. This program helps to increase healthcare professionals’ knowledge of skills required to work effectively on interprofessional teams.


The goal of this continuing education module is to enhance the ability of nurses, health educators, dietitians, massage therapists, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, social workers, and speech-language pathologists to work as members of 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 characteristics that team members can exhibit or roles they can play that enhance the functionality 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, audiologists, dietitians, health educators, imaging and radiation therapists, physical therapists, social workers and speech language pathologists.
Speech language pathologists and audiologists: 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.
If you wish to earn ASHA CEUs, you must enter an ASHA Member Number as one of the licenses in your user profile. If you do not yet have an ASHA Member Number, please enter one anyway.  Please use “11111111” in the license number field and any date in the Date Issued and Date Expires fields. You can edit the license information later after you are issued your member number.
Remember, ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively, so it is very important that you follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs. If you have any questions, contact or 800-866-0919. Only those participants who follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs will have their course information submitted to the ASHA CE Registry.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).
Judy L Gates, MSN, RN, BC, CWS, FACCWS, is a director of clinical education for Banner Health, a six-state organization with more than 50,000 employees. She has been certified in wound care and as a medical surgical nurse, has taught in community and university programs, and served as a legal nurse consultant.
Disclosure: Ms. Gates has no other relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that relate to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 2/20/1995
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/29/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2022

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.

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Paula U - Seminole, FL  ·  Jan 16, 2020
this was a good fresh topic
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Justina F - fort myers, FL  ·  Nov 17, 2019
improves knowledge about working as part of a team
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Veronica T - Elkhart, IN  ·  Nov 15, 2019
Common sense stuff. Kind of boring
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Rebecca C - Cape Coral , FL  ·  Aug 23, 2019
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Tara G - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Aug 14, 2019
This course had great ideas and suggestions for improved teamwork in the workplace.
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00