Reflection On Interprofessional Practice

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Interprofessional practice comprises an environment where various health care workers – experts and specialists as well as nurses, paramedics, allied health - as well as kitchen and administration staff - must work together to achieve the best possible health outcomes for their patients. PARA 1 Australia’s aging population along with an increase in burden of chronic disease means that the health professionals of today and the future will be faced with increasingly more complex diseases. These require multiple providers to work together collaboratively as no single provider is able to stay abreast of all this information and guidelines pertaining to each issue. To provide the best of care and achieve ideal patient outcomes it is recognised…show more content…
Common forms of the asynchronous type are communication through private electronic discussion forums and even the familiar clipboards on the end of patients’ beds, easily transmitting information from doctors to nurses and other care providers within the workplace. Multi-disciplinary meetings allied health discharge planning Clear messages, closed loop comm, clear roles and responsibilities, knowing ones limitations, knowledge sharing, constructive intervention, re- evaluation and summarizing, mutual respect Individual management plans of professional comprehensive management plans to discharge of the patient back to home, to their original functioning…show more content…
Contributing factors to their conditions may be forgotten or unknown to one physician and therefore accurate diagnosis and treatment can be made much more difficult. Aspects of health can be easily overlooked however when interprofessional practice is undertaken, the risk of adverse events occurring diminishes. This essay shall highlight the role of nurses and paramedics; touching on how change-over nurses communicate information regarding patients’ health and behaviours over the duration of the time spent in one nurse’s care to the next at the end of one’s shift. Paramedics on the other hand, do not have all the time and resources that nurses do and so must carry out their communication with more precision. Preventing excessive costs and repetitive medical tests interprofessional clinical practice fast tracks patient care to keep patient turnover in hospitals and clinics at a steady rate. Traditional healthcare methods where drawn out as health professionals were disconnected and patient information was not relayed between one another. These networks of health
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