interdisciplinarity

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interdisciplinarity

(ˌɪntəˌdɪsɪplɪˈnærɪtɪ)
n
(Education) the quality or state of involving more than one discipline
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After the interdisciplinary team is formed, it must follow four critical steps for CDS success:
Communication and collaboration among interdisciplinary team members are crucial in the reduction of medical errors and the establishment of a culture of safety (Mason, 2008).
The new interdisciplinary team included the facility's medical director, consulting pharmacist, director of nursing, nurse manager, Minimum Data Set coordinator, two social service representatives, and the consulting psychiatry group's nurse practitioner.
Next, members of the interdisciplinary team and quality assurance committee, along with administrative support, come together to establish benchmarks aimed at improving or eliminating the identified problem.
6 months of an interdisciplinary team approach reduced the use of antipsychotics by 54%, reduced anxiolytic use by 54%, decreased the use of hypnotics more than twice per week by 64%, and lowered psychiatric discharges to hospitals by 72%, Mark Coggins, Pharm.
We want to reach as many "bedside" staff nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team as possible.
Comparison of the two studies is nonetheless striking for the significant breakdown in delivery of snacks during the second study and its apparent impact on the results: Without the input of the interdisciplinary team in conjunction with a concerted effort to provide snacks with the deliberateness of a medication protocol, follow-through was critically lacking, and residents lost the opportunity for improved nutritional status and potential weight gain.
Translating PT/OT documentation terminology to MDS language for the Interdisciplinary Team meetings
The interdisciplinary team model also has been described as relieving the burden of treatment for the staff, facilitating work with difficult patients, offering greater objectivity than a staff member working alone would have, and enabling workers to empathize with the patient and each other (Hyland, Novotny, Travis, & Area, 1987).
Team leaders not only play an important part in ensuring the success of the interdisciplinary team, they also contribute to their school's long-term effectiveness by playing a critical role in the school's shared decision-making process (George & Shewey, 1994).
Pathway development involved an 18-month process of education, negotiation, collaboration, and communication, which began with education of the interdisciplinary team regarding the elements and purposes of a critical pathway.
At regular meetings, the interdisciplinary team reviews the use of the tool and continues to refine it.
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