Interprofessional Education in Outpatient Clinic Huddles

interprofessional     A VA clinic launched a novel method of interprofessional education by requiring that medicine residents and nurse practitioner students attend daily clinic huddles with nursing, clerical, and medical staff.  Participation and quality were enforced by attending observation with a checklist.  Overall, subjective responses of the participants were positive.  It is unclear whether this improved patient or educational outcomes. – Laura Willett, MD

Shunk R, Dulay M, Chou CL, Janson S, O’Brien BC. Huddle-Coaching: A Dynamic Intervention for Trainees and Staff to Support Team-Based Care. Acad Med. 2013 89(2), February 2014, p 244–250.

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