The Institute of Medicine endorses inter-professional collaboration among health care providers as an essential part of improving the accessibility, quality, and value of health care in the United States. Interdisciplinary teamwork in the critical care setting is not a new concept, however it is not routinely taught. Each individual team member needs to be aware of his/her own expertise and limitations while identifying the roles of each team member. One of the key elements in a successful team is mutual trust. This is defined as the shared belief that each team member will perform their own roles, share information willingly including any mistakes and accept feedback. The fundamental goal of teamwork is to improve patient outcomes.