Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A Nursing-Physical Therapy Partnership

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201688
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A Nursing-Physical Therapy Partnership
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) In response to a University-wide call for more interdisciplinary collaboration, the nursing and physical therapy departments teamed up to provide a unique opportunity for students. The goal of the project was to provide teaching-learning opportunities for both disciplines, as well as to promote a spirit of collaboration among health care team members and lay the framework for future interdisciplinary collaboration. Physical therapy graduate students developed learning modules for first-semester sophomore nursing students as part of the nursing skills lab education. They taught the nursing students skills related to body mechanics, transfers, bed positioning, and ambulation. The sophomore nursing students had the opportunity to practice the techniques and were introduced to various ambulation modalities. Senior nursing students developed learning modules for physical therapy graduate students which focused on important aspects of care when working with patients who had the following: chest tubes, IV therapy (peripheral, CVC, PICC, mediports, pumps), and NG/feeding tubes. The physical therapy graduate students had the opportunity to have hands-on experience with simulation equipment in the nursing skills lab. All presentations were very creative and informative. The collaborative effort was well received by both groups. Feedback from faculty and students was overwhelmingly positive.  
Keywords:
Clinical Education; Interdisciplinary Collaboration; Nursing and Physical Therapy
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration: A Nursing-Physical Therapy Partnershipen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201688-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) In response to a University-wide call for more interdisciplinary collaboration, the nursing and physical therapy departments teamed up to provide a unique opportunity for students. The goal of the project was to provide teaching-learning opportunities for both disciplines, as well as to promote a spirit of collaboration among health care team members and lay the framework for future interdisciplinary collaboration. Physical therapy graduate students developed learning modules for first-semester sophomore nursing students as part of the nursing skills lab education. They taught the nursing students skills related to body mechanics, transfers, bed positioning, and ambulation. The sophomore nursing students had the opportunity to practice the techniques and were introduced to various ambulation modalities. Senior nursing students developed learning modules for physical therapy graduate students which focused on important aspects of care when working with patients who had the following: chest tubes, IV therapy (peripheral, CVC, PICC, mediports, pumps), and NG/feeding tubes. The physical therapy graduate students had the opportunity to have hands-on experience with simulation equipment in the nursing skills lab. All presentations were very creative and informative. The collaborative effort was well received by both groups. Feedback from faculty and students was overwhelmingly positive.  en_GB
dc.subjectClinical Educationen_GB
dc.subjectInterdisciplinary Collaborationen_GB
dc.subjectNursing and Physical Therapyen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:47:25Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:47:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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