Implementing Interprofessional Collaboration

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1. ESTABLISH SUPPORT

Secure buy-in for adopting a collaborative model of care from key staff and leadership.

 

2. MAP ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT

Complete peer-reviewed assessment to get the right people at the table, take stock, and take action.

 

3. DEVELOP CORE COMPETENCIES

Teach identified staff about interprofessional collaboration; introduce leadership and staff to key concepts regarding culture.

 

4. TRAIN THE FACILITATOR

Teach prospective facilitator(s) how to guide an interprofessional team and overcome conflict by prioritizing the patient’s goals.

 

5. FORM THE TEAM

In order to maximize impact, the team must be formed based on a significant community/patient need. Individuals (administrative, clinical, non-clinical) with capacity to respond to the need should join the team.

 

6. CREATE & CUSTOMIZE TOOLS

Topics may include: common language, scope of practice, turnover, shared decision making, collaborative care planning, and culture change.

 

7. CALIBRATE TEAM PERFORMANCE

Establish and re-emphasize the team’s shared expectations for its members, practice conflict resolution, and address emergent issues.

 

8. MEASURE PROGRESS

Assess outcomes, celebrate successes, identify ways to overcome barriers, and develop new priorities/plans to sustain interprofessional collaboration.