Impact of Interprofessional Orientation on New Employee Attitudes Regarding Interprofessional Teamwork

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623974
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Outcomes Research
Research Approach:
Quantitative Research
Title:
Impact of Interprofessional Orientation on New Employee Attitudes Regarding Interprofessional Teamwork
Author(s):
Rohr, Julie
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Sigma
Advisors:
Burckhardt, Judy; Whitham, Karen
Author Details:
Julie Rohr DNP, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, RNC-NIC, CNS
Abstract:

Interprofessional teamwork is recognized as a major contributing factor to safe patient care and improved patient outcomes.  Healthcare professionals’ attitudes impact successful teamwork.  A large, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the southwestern United States conducted a new employee orientation that included content on interprofessional teamwork, and collected quality improvement data that included responses to the TeamSTEPPS® Teamwork Attitudes Questionnaire (T-TAQ).  This retrospective, non-experimental, before-after, comparative study analyzed this quality improvement data to determine if there was a significant impact of the interprofessional teamwork-focused orientation on individual team member’s attitudes regarding teamwork as measured by the T-TAQ.  The principles of Adult Learning Theory guided this study.  The results of the paired-samples t-test (N= 81) showed a significant increase in mean scores between the pre-orientation T-TAQ (M = 4.44, SD = .328) and the post-orientation T-TAQ (M = 4.64, SD = .326; t (80) = -6.35, p CI: -.262 to -.137, d =.34).  Recommendations include that healthcare organizations consider: the addition of teamwork content to their new employee orientations with the goal of improving new employee attitudes regarding teamwork, utilizing the TeamSTEPPS® tools and materials provided by the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality in the education that they provide to their staff to improve the teamwork within their organizations, use of the T-TAQ to evaluate teamwork attitudes within their organization, and evaluation of attitudes regarding teamwork prior to hire of new employees.  

Keywords:
orientation; orientation programs; interdisciplinary; interdisciplinary education; interdisciplinary team; inter-professional learning; inter-professional training; team
CINAHL Headings:
Employee Orientation; Interprofessional Relations; Multidisciplinary Care Team; Multidisciplinary Care Team--Education; Employee Orientation--Methods
Repository Posting Date:
23-Mar-2018
Date of Publication:
23-Mar-2018
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Grantor:
American Sentinel University
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
dc.evidence.levelOutcomes Researchen
dc.research.approachQuantitative Researchen
dc.titleImpact of Interprofessional Orientation on New Employee Attitudes Regarding Interprofessional Teamworken_US
dc.contributor.authorRohr, Julieen
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Sigmaen
dc.contributor.advisorBurckhardt, Judyen
dc.contributor.advisorWhitham, Karenen
dc.author.detailsJulie Rohr DNP, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, RNC-NIC, CNSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623974-
dc.description.abstract<p>Interprofessional teamwork is recognized as a major contributing factor to safe patient care and improved patient outcomes.  Healthcare professionals’ attitudes impact successful teamwork.  A large, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the southwestern United States conducted a new employee orientation that included content on interprofessional teamwork, and collected quality improvement data that included responses to the TeamSTEPPS® Teamwork Attitudes Questionnaire (T-TAQ).  This retrospective, non-experimental, before-after, comparative study analyzed this quality improvement data to determine if there was a significant impact of the interprofessional teamwork-focused orientation on individual team member’s attitudes regarding teamwork as measured by the T-TAQ.  The principles of Adult Learning Theory guided this study.  The results of the paired-samples t-test (<em>N</em>= 81) showed a significant increase in mean scores between the pre-orientation T-TAQ (<em>M</em> = 4.44, <em>SD</em> = .328) and the post-orientation T-TAQ (<em>M </em>= 4.64, <em>SD</em> = .326; <em>t</em> (80) = -6.35, <em>p</em> CI: -.262 to -.137, <em>d </em>=.34).  Recommendations include that healthcare organizations consider: the addition of teamwork content to their new employee orientations with the goal of improving new employee attitudes regarding teamwork, utilizing the TeamSTEPPS® tools and materials provided by the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality in the education that they provide to their staff to improve the teamwork within their organizations, use of the T-TAQ to evaluate teamwork attitudes within their organization, and evaluation of attitudes regarding teamwork prior to hire of new employees.  </p>en
dc.subjectorientationen
dc.subjectorientation programsen
dc.subjectinterdisciplinaryen
dc.subjectinterdisciplinary educationen
dc.subjectinterdisciplinary teamen
dc.subjectinter-professional learningen
dc.subjectinter-professional trainingen
dc.subjectteamen
dc.subject.cinahlEmployee Orientationen
dc.subject.cinahlInterprofessional Relationsen
dc.subject.cinahlMultidisciplinary Care Teamen
dc.subject.cinahlMultidisciplinary Care Team--Educationen
dc.subject.cinahlEmployee Orientation--Methodsen
dc.date.available2018-03-23T19:07:13Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-23-
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-23T19:07:13Z-
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
thesis.degree.grantorAmerican Sentinel Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
thesis.degree.year2016-
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