There is a critical need for healthcare providers to enhance collaborative interprofessional team skills and Dr. Carole Orchard from Western University has created a fun and exciting way to improve these skills.
Circles of Care is an innovative interprofessional education (IPE) online game designed to help healthcare providers gain skills working in collaborative interprofessional teams. The game contains twelve patient/client cases from a variety of practice areas and the teams can play as many times as they wish.
WORLDiscoveries® is excited to introduce an innovative and high-quality team enhancement program: TEAMc- Tools to Enhance and Assist Maximizing Team Collaboration.
TEAMc helps to deliver patient- centred care in a collaborative, coordinated and participatory approach to shared decision making around health and social issues. For a while now, the health system has been emphasizing patient involvement in the need for health providers to work in teams, yet there has been limited assistance to improve interprofessional client- centred collaborative practice (IPCCCP). TEAMc is designed to assist health providers in learning how to work more effectively in a collaborative sense, including their patients and family members within care planning. These components have been proved to reduce staff turnover, sick time and shorten patients’ length of stay; reduce nosocomial infections, falls, and medical errors; and increase staff and patient/family satisfaction with care.