Posted: April 3, 2020

Key Principles of High-Quality Interprofessional Team Communication: A Web-Based Interactive Curriculum

Description

This is a succinct, evidence-based, online curriculum highlighting principles of interprofessional communication. Its goal is to improve the quality of team communication among interprofessional healthcare team members. Meaningful communication between members of a healthcare team is the cornerstone of quality patient care. Interprofessional learning is a current focus of health professions education. At our institution, there is no communication curriculum for trainees across health professional schools. We are developing a succinct, evidence-based, online curriculum highlighting principles of interprofessional communication. The curriculum will initially be used by learners in preparation for simulation-based mock emergencies. Learners include medical, nursing and pharmacy trainees. We anticipate broader use of this curriculum for advanced team exercises across professions.

Authors

Darren Fiore, MD, University of California San Francisco
Annette Carley, RN, MS, NNP, PNP, University of California San Francisco
Mary Lynch, RN, PNP-BC, MS, MPH, FAAN, University of California San Francisco
Sherilyn J. VanOsdol, PharmD, BCPS, University of California San Francisco

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD), Interprofessional

Domain

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)

Self-Directed Learning

Keywords

Interprofessional, Communication, Curriculum Development, Teamwork, Online Curriculum