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An Interprofessional Approach to Chronic Conditions 1: Effective Interprofessional Teams in Managing Chronic Conditions

An Interprofessional Approach to Chronic Conditions 1: Effective Interprofessional Teams in Managing Chronic Conditions

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Author(s):  
Tarae Waddell-Terry, MS, Lauren Collins, MD, Leigh Ann Hewston, MEd, Molly A. Rose, PhD
Sponsor: 
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
POGOe Id: 
20581
Date Posted: 
10/29/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
07/11/2012
Abstract: 

Models of care such as the chronic care model and effective teams/interprofessional care models help in improving healthcare services to patients and their caregivers living with chronic conditions. The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students a framework for developing an interprofessional approach to managing chronic conditions. It also includes pre-test, post-test and exercises. A certificate of completion is awarded, after completing the module in its entirety.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Review epidemiology of chronic disease and the Chronic Care Model.
  • Provide a background on effective interprofessional teams and collaborative practice.
  • Describe the importance of effective interprofessional teams in chronic care.
  • Apply the interprofessional approach to management of chronic conditions using Congestive Heart Failure as a case study.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course. 

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Suggested Citation:
Dr. Lauren Collins, MD, Ms. Leigh Ann Hewston, PT, MEd, Dr. Molly A. Rose, RN, CRNP, PhD and Tarae Waddell-Terry, MS. An Interprofessional Approach to Chronic Conditions 1: Effective Interprofessional Teams in Managing Chronic Conditions. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20581