Raising the Bar for Interprofessional Collaboration

This course will provide participants with an overview of the challenges nurses face in establishing streamlined and effective interprofessional collaboration in a healthcare setting to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. This comprehensive course can be utilized for nursing staff throughout all healthcare settings and experience levels as these barriers to establishing streamlined and effective interprofessional collaboration efforts can apply for all.

Within this course, the participant will review current interprofessional collaboration challenges across our nation, explore current challenges with interprofessional collaboration that affects nursing staff performance and patient outcomes, learn about current collaboration solution initiatives to improve collaboration, communication and streamlined care practices, discover ways to advocate for improved interprofessional collaboration within your healthcare organization, examine how to identify barriers to safe and effective interprofessional collaboration, and learn how to create a culture of change among all members of the healthcare team.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss current interprofessional collaboration challenges within our healthcare delivery system.
  2. Explain how inadequate interprofessional collaboration efforts can negatively affect nursing staff performance and patient outcomes.
  3. List current solution initiatives to improve interprofessional collaboration, communication and streamlined care practices.
  4. Advocate for improved interprofessional collaboration within your healthcare organization.
  5. Identify barriers to safe and effective interprofessional collaboration in nursing.
  6. Create a culture of change among all members of the healthcare team. 

Curriculum

Chapter 1: Current Interprofessional Collaboration Challenges

  • Defining Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Identifying Common Collaboration Challenges

Chapter 2: Negative Impacts of Inadequate Interprofessional Collaboration

  • Compromised Patient Safety
  • Poor Patient Outcomes
  • Decreased Job Satisfaction

Chapter 3: Current Initiatives to Improve Interprofessional Collaboration

  • Current Research Recommendations
  • Healthcare Facility Staff-led Staffing Initiatives

Chapter 4: Advocating for Improved Interprofessional Collaboration

  • What Does Successful Interprofessional Collaboration Look Like to You?
  • Holding Nurse Leaders and Healthcare Facility Administration Accountable 

Chapter 5: Identifying Barriers

  • Cause and Effect: How Inadequate Interprofessional Collaboration Puts Everyone at Risk
  • How to Safeguard Against Burnout

Chapter 6: Creating a Culture of Change

  • Peer Accountability and Dependability Achieves Better Outcomes

Chapter 7: References

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Damion Keith Jenkins

 Damion Jenkins, RN, MSN is the founder and CEO of a nursing education and consultation company - The Nurse Speak, LLC., where he specializes in the delivery of individualized tutoring, mentoring and consultation services for students, new graduate nurses, and healthcare facilities. Damion is also an adjunct nursing professor, an experienced travel nurse, and an active nurse blogger. 

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