Oct 21, 2018

09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
LLUSD 1101-1102 Prince Hall

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 The Nexus of Communication and Diagnosis: A case-based interdisciplinary approach
Sunday, October 21, 2018 Loma Linda University School of Dentistry  

Synopsis: Although we all work on the same patients, those of us in healthcare communicate differently and often have very different concerns regarding the same patient diagnosis. Due to these siloed perspectives, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), a national institute founded in 2009, has joined together twenty different national healthcare associations “to help prepare the future health professionals for enhanced team-based care of patients and improved population health outcomes.” Utilizing other healthcare professional colleagues’ expertise would minimize the risk of practice and prescription errors significantly. An interprofessional patient-centered care model will provide the safest and most efficient treatment. By understanding each other's perspectives better, we can communicate and collaborate more effectively. This is a case-based opportunity to learn and apply these very principles.  

Objectives: By the end of the conference, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how interprofessional communication, assessment and collaboration changes patient care.
  • Discuss why multidisciplinary communication, assessment and collaboration is necessary for efficient patient care.
  • Review how to apply this new concept of interprofessional collaboration in a simulated clinical setting.
  • Discuss how to minimize practice related risks to our patients by utilizing other health care professional expert opinion. 

Continuing Education Credits:

  • This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing (ANCC) Centers Commission on Accreditation and this program meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours continuing education credit by the ANCC.
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 00239, to offer this course for 6.0 contact hours.
  • This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, provider #PDP42.
  • Occupational Therapists reciprocate with PDP#42 


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