Collaborative falls prevention: Interprofessional team formation, implementation, and evaluation

Kathie Lasater, Victoria Cotrell, Glenise McKenzie, William Simonson, Megan W. Morgove, Emily E. Long, Elizabeth Eckstrom

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Abstract

As health care rapidly evolves to promote person-centered care, evidence-based practice, and team-structured environments, nurses must lead interprofessional (IP) teams to collaborate for optimal health of the populations and more cost-effective health care. Four professions—nursing, medicine, social work, and pharmacy—formed a teaching team to address fall prevention among older adults in Oregon using an IP approach. The teaching team developed training sessions that included interactive, evidence-based sessions, followed by individualized team coaching. This article describes how the IP teaching team came together to use a unique cross-training approach to teach each other. They then taught and coached IP teams from a variety of community practice settings to foster their integration of team-based falls-prevention strategies into practice. After coaching 25 teams for a year each, the authors present the lessons learned from the teaching team’s formation and experiences, as well as feedback from practice team participants that can provide direction for other IP teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-550
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Volume47
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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