Teamwork with other Disciplines as a Nurse Practitioner

by David Warren, FNP, ACNP, ENP

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    00:01 Hello and welcome to this video on teamwork with other disciplines as a nurse practitioner.

    00:06 My name is David Warren and I'm certified as a family nurse practitioner, acute care nurse practitioner, and emergency nurse practitioner.

    00:13 I want to share with you my top tips for working with other disciplines in the healthcare arena.

    00:19 And really, what do we mean by this? Whether you work in the hospital or in a clinic-based setting, you will be collaborating with other physician specialties, you will be collaborating with other non-provider specialties such as physical therapy or occupational therapy or nursing in general.

    00:36 Number one, I really wanna share with you the importance of the interdisciplinary collaborative approach.

    00:41 The need of the patient always comes first.

    00:43 Whether you are working in a clinic setting or whether you're working in an inpatient acute care setting, the need of the patient always comes first.

    00:52 No matter what area you're working in, you will never have all the answers.

    00:57 You are going to have to rely on other members of the healthcare team to help you solve patient cases.

    01:03 This may not be every case that you encounter.

    01:06 but there will be multiple cases where you will have to collaborate with a team to help come up with the answer or to come up with a treatment plan for the patient.

    01:15 Number two, I want to emphasize to you the need and the significance of clear and efficient communication among the healthcare team.

    01:23 This is vitally important when you're taking care of patients, especially when multiple people are involved.

    01:29 And this looks like being professional in face-to-face communications or over the telephone.

    01:34 And this also means getting your notes done on time so other members of the healthcare team have access to what has been done for the patient.

    01:42 You're not waiting a week to do your note on the patient that you just saw.

    01:46 As soon as you see the patient, you're doing the note so the note is uploaded in the electronic medical record and other members of the team, whoever you're consulting, they have access to that note to see what you have done, to see what tests you have ordered, to see everything that's been done for the patient so that they can make clear decisions on behalf of the patient as well.

    02:04 Clear and efficient communication is vitally important, especially in a team-based approach.

    02:10 And number three, leverage the expertise from different disciplines.

    02:14 And oftentimes, you are not going to have the answer on every clinical case, which is why you are consulting, other specialties, other medical specialties, or other non-provider specialties.

    02:25 And you really want to leverage their expertise.

    02:28 You really want to set the precedent that you want what's best for the patient, and you need their expertise to get that answer.

    02:35 Thank you so much for watching this video on team-based approach and the collaborative model.

    02:40 I hope you found this video helpful.

    About the Lecture

    The lecture Teamwork with other Disciplines as a Nurse Practitioner by David Warren, FNP, ACNP, ENP is from the course Role Transitions (APRN).

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Clear and effective communication is necessary to maintain a team-based approach.
    2. Clinical documentation is only necessary for legal purposes.
    3. Timely completion of clinical documentation is essential only for billing purposes.
    4. Completing clinical documentation in a timely manner is primarily the responsibility of administrative staff.
    5. Clinical documentation is an optional task.
    1. It is helpful to leverage the expertise of different disciplines.
    2. Consulting other specialties is unnecessary, as a competent physician should have expertise in all areas of medicine.
    3. Consulting other specialties is only warranted when the primary physician lacks basic medical knowledge.
    4. Specialty consultation is mainly a way to share the workload.
    5. Consulting other specialties is primarily a financial decision, allowing physicians to bill for additional services.

    Author of lecture Teamwork with other Disciplines as a Nurse Practitioner

     David Warren, FNP, ACNP, ENP

    David Warren, FNP, ACNP, ENP

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