Renowned Speaker for Nursing Conferences 2019- Tracey Wilson

Title: Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Healthcare: Optimizing Outcomes in the Critically Ill Patient

Tracey Wilson

University of Maryland, USA

Biography

Tracey Wilson works in the Medical ICU at University of Maryland Medical Center as Senior Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for over 13 years. She holds an adjunct faculty position in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her interests include palliative care, post-intensive care syndrome and precepting.
Kimberly Bowers works in the Medical ICU at University of Maryland Medical Center as Clinical Program Director for 11 years. She serves as a preceptor in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her interests include resuscitation, post intensive care syndrome and patient quality/safety.

 

Abstract

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.