NURS FPX 6614 Assessment 2 Enhancing Performance as Collaborators in Care Presentation

NURS FPX 6614 Assessment 2 Enhancing Performance as Collaborators in Care Presentation

Enhancing Performance as Collaborators in Care Presentation

Hello, everyone. I am Charmaine Seludo, and I welcome everyone to this session. I would first like to introduce the staff present in the audience. The audience includes nurses, doctors, hospital executives, nutritionists, physiotherapists, and information technologists. This presentation will discuss the significance of inter-professional collaboration for overweight hypertensive patients. This multidisciplinary effort will help us educate overweight hypertensive patients on the benefits of adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Both lifestyle changes and antihypertensive medications can help patients with obesity and hypertension. Still, evidence suggests that patients may experience side effects from the medications within the first six months (Cosimo Marcello et al., 2018). Due to these negative effects, patients have difficulty taking their medications as prescribed. However, it has been shown that changing one’s lifestyle, such as eating healthier and exercising, can help reduce blood pressure and body weight without negative effects (Cosimo Marcello et al., 2018). Healthcare providers must collaborate and develop strategies to educate patients to make healthier lifestyle decisions. These strategies will aid obese hypertensive patients in adopting healthier lifestyle modifications.

NURS FPX 6614 Assessment 2 Enhancing Performance as Collaborators in Care Presentation

Steps to Improve Inter-professional Collaboration

Overview to Enhance Evidence-based Practice 

Day in and day out, discoveries that lead to better treatments and more efficient care methods for patients are made. New studies offer improved methods or stronger supporting evidence regarding patient treatment. Every day, researchers uncover new information that might aid healthcare providers in delivering the highest quality treatment possible (O’Cathain et al., 2019).

The administration must initiate training in the appropriate areas to improve evidence-based practice among healthcare professionals. Allowing ample time for healthcare staff to study and apply the research findings is also beneficial. Providers with more hands-on expertise with evidence-based approaches can act as guides and teachers for their colleagues (Lafuente-Lafuente et al., 2019). Healthcare leaders should also facilitate providers’ access to resources that facilitate their search for evidence-based literature and give the necessary support. This method to improve evidence-based practices will also boost interprofessional teamwork in a healthcare setting (Lafuente-Lafuente et al., 2019).

Explanation of the Planning Stages

The following measures can be taken to boost evidence-based practices and increase inter-professional collaboration.

  1. Making inter-professional teams: To enhance collaboration and devise the best strategies for overweight hypertensive individuals, it is essential to make an inter-professional team (Frank et al., 2020). This team will include nurses, physicians, nutritionists, physiotherapists, hospital executives, and IT specialists. 
  2. Appoint team leaders: The designated leaders will use methods supported by reliable data. Leaders will also consider whether there is enough information to warrant a new procedure. Information gathering will continue so leaders can evaluate the situation and make adjustments as necessary (Frank et al., 2020).
  3. Regular team meetings: Regular team meetings will be held, led by the designated team leaders. To that end, team meetings will help set priorities based on the patients’ needs. Healthcare workers can voice their opinions and preferences in these team meetings improving interprofessional collaboration. These team meetings will help adopt innovative methods to improve health outcomes, minimize costs, and reduce mistakes (Frank et al., 2020). 


This analysis is based on the assumption that staff members’ ability to work together across disciplines will be enhanced by scheduling frequent team meetings. On the other hand, a more diversified workforce means more creative solutions to patient problems and better overall care.

Educational Services and Resources

Educational Strategies 

  1. Taking advantage of Health Information technology (HIT): Health information technology, such as telehealth, may be used by nurses and other team members (Chike-Harris et al., 2021). Through telehealth, medical professionals will be able to inform patients about healthier lifestyle choices. Also, it will help to keep tabs on how well they are sticking to their new healthy habits.
  2. Finding out how a patient learns best: Patients have varied learning styles; thus, it is important to determine whether they would benefit more from telehealth or printed materials (Chike-Harris et al., 2021).
  3. Stir the patient’s curiosity: Patients must realize the significance of educating them on healthy lifestyle choices. It is crucial to create a comfortable environment by engaging the patient in conversation. While some patients may benefit from learning every nuance of their disease, others may feel more comfortable with a concise checklist outlining the essentials (Yen & Leasure, 2019).
  4. Think about the patient’s abilities and restrictions: Identifying any cognitive, affective, or motor deficits hindering the patient’s capacity to learn is critical. If a patient has trouble hearing, it can be better to employ visual aids and hands-on approaches rather than just talking them through the steps (Yen & Leasure, 2019).

Educational Resources 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that healthcare providers may educate their overweight hypertensive patients about the benefits of adopting lifestyle changes by using social media messaging. Also, visuals, data sheets, and handouts in addition to HIT can help in patient education (CDC, 2020).

Collaborate and Partner with Inter-professional Team Members

Implementation Process

Lee and Bae (2018) claim that the Chronic Care Model (CCM) will facilitate better care coordination. The CCM model will aid medical professionals in formulating a treatment strategy after conducting in-depth analyses of patients’ conditions. Patients and physicians can work together more efficiently to pinpoint issues and find solutions. With the help of CCM, healthcare providers, and patients can work together to set and meet service objectives (Lee & Bae, 2018).

The care coordination team will comprise the patient and their family, the primary care practitioner, the care coordinator, nutritionists, physiotherapists, and the assistant clinician. These team members should complete their separate treatment obligations and further share intervention and follow-up surveillance responsibilities. The first step in managing hypertensive symptoms is to develop a team that delivers comprehensive care based on the requirements of overweight patients with a feeling of responsibility (Lee & Bae, 2018). The next stage would be to design quality management strategies and monitor the activities. After educating patients, monitoring the continuing operations and assessing their quality would be vital.

Care coordination necessitates taking into account patient activities outside of the institution. As a result, recognizing these behaviors is critical in care coordination. With telehealth, clinicians may follow and monitor the adherence of overweight hypertensive patients to lifestyle changes (Gajarawala & Pelkowski, 2020).

Plans to Collaborate and Partner

To work with the team members to improve inter-professional collaboration, I will first build a social platform for interaction between the members of the different professions. Weekly team meetings, brainstorming sessions, or huddles provide a forum for staff to discuss patients and develop plans for providing the best treatment possible (Moser et al., 2018).

NURS FPX 6614 Assessment 2 Enhancing Performance as Collaborators in Care Presentation

Furthermore, we may increase communication and information sharing by incorporating teamwork into routine activities. Consistent employee teamwork is a great way to foster a cooperative atmosphere (Schmutz et al., 2019). As a result, I will institute processes to ensure that all healthcare workers routinely work together to accomplish their goals. 

Increased workforce unity, morale, and productivity can result from increased face-to-face and virtual information exchange opportunities. Implementing a HIPAA-compliant text messaging platform could help in effective staff collaboration (Ganapathy et al., 2020). 

Outcomes of the New Process

Outcomes Evaluations 

The OECD has developed six criteria for assessing a procedure. Relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability are the six criteria (OECD, 2021). By using these six variables, process outputs may be evaluated more precisely.

In addition, good inter-professional teamwork will result in the attainment of goals for patients with obesity and hypertension. It will aid in developing more precise and efficient ways to educate overweight hypertensive patients (Schommer et al., 2018). These successful instructional approaches will encourage patients to choose healthier dietary and physical activity options. As a result of enhanced inter-professional collaboration, healthcare staff will operate as a team, exchange information and ideas, and respect each other’s roles and responsibilities.

Scholarly Evidence

Ansa et al. (2020) stated that patients are more likely to obtain optimal treatment when medical staff works together, respect one another’s expertise, and value one another’s contributions. The authors state that a culture of interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is essential because of the rising co-morbidities and the complexity of patient care (Ansa et al., 2020). Healthcare organizations may improve efficiency and patient outcomes via collaborative efforts and save costs and time. Medical mistakes are minimized, and patient satisfaction is increased due to using IPC in healthcare (Ansa et al., 2020).

The advantages of interdisciplinary teamwork in family medicine were examined by Arenson and Brandt (2021). As argued by the authors, teamwork among healthcare providers is key to achieving patient-centered goals and giving patients the best care possible (Arenson & Brandt, 2021).


This evaluation presupposes that improved health outcomes for people with obesity and hypertension may be achieved through teamwork.

Ethical Considerations

Patients benefit from inter-professional collaboration because of better communication and easier access to treatment. However, physicians must always maintain patients’ most fundamental ethical ideals. Personal information and privacy rights are paramount for healthcare practitioners offering team-based care (Varkey, 2021). Respect for the cultural variety and individual distinctions that distinguish patients and groups is equally crucial for healthcare teams. Healthcare providers, furthermore, must place a premium on establishing a rapport of trust with their patients, their families, and their coworkers (Varkey, 2021). In addition, all team members should recognize the importance of other health professionals’ cultures, beliefs, roles/responsibilities, and expertise in determining patient outcomes. Also, they seek to uphold them throughout the collaboration process (Varkey, 2021).

Slide 12- One of the cornerstones of medical ethics, autonomy, supports a patient’s freedom to refuse treatment, as stated by Pirotte and Benson (2021). According to this tenet, medical practitioners must respect patients’ autonomy by giving them all the information they need to make educated decisions about their treatment (Pirotte & Benson, 2021). Medical experts cannot impose their will on obese or overweight patients who need to lower their blood pressure by changing their eating and exercise habits. They can arm them with complete and correct information, then step back and let them make their own decisions (Pirotte & Benson, 2021).


Healthcare practitioners must work together to devise strategies for educating patients to make healthy lifestyle choices. The interdisciplinary collaboration will aid in creating more precise and efficient methods of educating overweight hypertension patients. These effective educational tactics will inspire patients to adopt healthier dietary and physical activities. 

NURS FPX 6614 Assessment 2 Enhancing Performance as Collaborators in Care Presentation


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