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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157906
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Interdisciplinary Team Experience at the University of Utah
Abstract:
Interdisciplinary Team Experience at the University of Utah
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Barnett, Gerrie V., RNC, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Utah College of Nursing
Title:Associate Professor (Clinical)
Contact Address:10 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA
Contact Telephone:801-581-8279
Co-Authors:Susan Hall, Clinical Instructor; Lynn Hollister, Assistant Professor
Purpose: To describe the process and student feedback of an interdisciplinary healthcare team experience. Background: In 2003, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended health care disciplines need to be educated using an interdisciplinary team approach to improve patient outcomes (Finkelman & Kenner, 2007). The use of a team approach increases patient safety by decreasing communication errors and increasing transparency of the different disciplines (Finkelman & Kenner, 2007). The Association of American Colleges of Nursing expects baccalaureate graduates are able to communicate and work effectively as members of interprofessional teams. Therefore, the University of Utah Health Sciences Center developed interdisciplinary team experiences for students in the health science professions. Process: This project began with the development of cases for standardized patients (congestive heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes, and stroke). The standardized patients were hired and trained for their health alteration. Students in the final semester of medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutrition, and students in the 3rd and 4th semester of a four semester baccalaureate nursing program registered for the experience. Every effort was made to form teams with representatives from each of the different professions. Students were introduced to the Faculty Facilitators (from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.) and then divided into interdisciplinary teams of 5 or 6 students. Each of the students read a brief summary of the patient and then performed a limited physical assessment and interview which was observed by their team mates via closed circuit video. The team then discussed the patient's problems and developed a united plan of care. All teams were then brought together with a faculty facilitator to present their plans to the other groups. Outcome: Informal feedback from group participants was obtained to determine group attitudes toward the experience and to improve future experiences. A large majority of the participants felt the experience was positive and that the interaction they had with the other team members was good practice and reinforced the fact that use of a team was beneficial to patient care. The participants felt the absence of one or more of the professions from the team made the experience slightly more negative. The majority expressed surprise about the knowledge and abilities of the other professionals. Recommendations: Scheduling of interdisciplinary activities was the most difficult challenge to overcome. Planned future program improvements include refinement of case studies to ensure they have sufficient cues for all disciplines to address specific problems, thus allowing all disciplines to contribute to the plan. Finally, specific instructions and preparation of disciplines new to working with standardized patients will be instituted.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInterdisciplinary Team Experience at the University of Utahen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157906-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Interdisciplinary Team Experience at the University of Utah</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Barnett, Gerrie V., RNC, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Utah College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor (Clinical)</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">10 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">801-581-8279</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">gerrie.barnett@nurs.utah.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan Hall, Clinical Instructor; Lynn Hollister, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To describe the process and student feedback of an interdisciplinary healthcare team experience. Background: In 2003, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended health care disciplines need to be educated using an interdisciplinary team approach to improve patient outcomes (Finkelman &amp; Kenner, 2007). The use of a team approach increases patient safety by decreasing communication errors and increasing transparency of the different disciplines (Finkelman &amp; Kenner, 2007). The Association of American Colleges of Nursing expects baccalaureate graduates are able to communicate and work effectively as members of interprofessional teams. Therefore, the University of Utah Health Sciences Center developed interdisciplinary team experiences for students in the health science professions. Process: This project began with the development of cases for standardized patients (congestive heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes, and stroke). The standardized patients were hired and trained for their health alteration. Students in the final semester of medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutrition, and students in the 3rd and 4th semester of a four semester baccalaureate nursing program registered for the experience. Every effort was made to form teams with representatives from each of the different professions. Students were introduced to the Faculty Facilitators (from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.) and then divided into interdisciplinary teams of 5 or 6 students. Each of the students read a brief summary of the patient and then performed a limited physical assessment and interview which was observed by their team mates via closed circuit video. The team then discussed the patient's problems and developed a united plan of care. All teams were then brought together with a faculty facilitator to present their plans to the other groups. Outcome: Informal feedback from group participants was obtained to determine group attitudes toward the experience and to improve future experiences. A large majority of the participants felt the experience was positive and that the interaction they had with the other team members was good practice and reinforced the fact that use of a team was beneficial to patient care. The participants felt the absence of one or more of the professions from the team made the experience slightly more negative. The majority expressed surprise about the knowledge and abilities of the other professionals. Recommendations: Scheduling of interdisciplinary activities was the most difficult challenge to overcome. Planned future program improvements include refinement of case studies to ensure they have sufficient cues for all disciplines to address specific problems, thus allowing all disciplines to contribute to the plan. Finally, specific instructions and preparation of disciplines new to working with standardized patients will be instituted.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:19:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:19:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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