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Interprofessional Grand Rounds

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Interprofessional Grand Rounds

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Author(s):  
Kevin Overbeck, DO, Elyse Perweiler, RN MPP, Patricia Sayers, DNP RN, Marian Nowak, DNP MPH RN, Charlyn Moellers, BS RRT-CPF, Stephanie Muth, PT PhD NCS, Anita Chopra, MD, Pamela Basehore, EdD MPH, John Pennisi, DO, Drew Maygren, DO
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
21867
Date Posted: 
10/12/2015
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
10/12/2015
Abstract: 

The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, together with the Rutgers University School of Nursing, and Rutgers School of Health Related Professions, piloted an interactive, team-based “Interprofessional Grand Rounds” as an instructional strategy to promote interprofessional care plan development and enhance understanding of roles and responsibilities across disciplines.  A total of 235 nursing, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and medical students collaborated in small groups to problem-solve a complex, multi-faceted case presented with video elements to facilitate gait analysis.  Students answered case study questions using an innovative scratch-off ticket technique.  A team of interdisciplinary faculty facilitated the case-based group discussions. 

Educational objectives: 
  • Explain the importance of effective team communication in a healthcare setting
  • Stimulate team skills in respectful communication and cooperation by creating collaborative interprofessional groups
  • Report increased knowledge of other health care professions and individual confidence in taking an active role as a member of an interprofessional team
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Students were seated in small groups of 5 to 7 students representing different health care professions.  This design created a collaborative atmosphere and allowed open communication among the students from all professions.

  • Chairs in clusters (no tables)
  • Mixture of team members from each health care profession
  • Typical team composition: 3 to 5 Medical Students, 1 Nursing student, 1 to 2  Physical Therapy students, and 1 Respiratory Therapy student
Intended learner audience: 
Estimated time to complete: 
2 hours
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 12:49am
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 6:13am
Expires 6mos Email Date: 
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:44am
Expires 3mos Email Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:21am
Expired Email Date: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 10:40am
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Kevin Overbeck, DO overbeke@rowan.edu


Suggested Citation:
Interprofessional Grand Rounds. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21867