This practical and evidence-based workbook offers a series of assessment, implementation and evaluation activities for professionals working in critical care contexts. Designed to improve the quality of care delivery, it looks both at collaboration between professionals and between patients and/or family members.
Collaborative Practice in Critical Care Settings:
The activities presented in this book are based on extensive empirical research, ensuring this book takes into account the everyday work environment of professionals in critical care units. It is suitable for practitioners and educators, as well as patient safety leads and managers.
Chapter 1. Examining effective collaboration in critical care settings
Chapter 2. Assessing and addressing collaborative practice issues
Chapter 3. Collaboration with patients and family members
Chapter 4. Collaboratively identifying and addressing critical care delivery issues
Chapter 5. Developing and undertaking effective evaluation
Chapter 6. Concluding comments
Appendix 1. An overview of the study which informed this workbook and underpinned the development of its activities and tools.
Appendix 2. Ideas for combining the activities presented in this book (Chapters 3, 4 and 5) with other critical care interventions.
Appendix 3. Methodological and practical guidance on interviewing critical care staff to support the data collection activities in Chapter 2.
Appendix 4. Methodological and practical advice on for gathering observational data to support the activities in Chapter 2.
Appendix 5. Guidance for facilitating the initial staff workshop as described in Chapter 2.
Appendix 6. Guidance for facilitating the family involvement workshop as described in Chapter 3.
Appendix 7. Guidance for facilitating the collaborative critical care workshop as detailed in Chapter 4.
Appendix 8. Checklists recording interprofessional and patient/family issues as described in Chapters 2 and 3.
Appendix 9. General advice on facilitating workshop activities described in Chapters 2, 3 and 4.
Appendix 10. A possible evaluation form that could be used in any of the workshop activities detailed in Chapters 2, 3 and 4.
Appendix 11. A selection of organisations that promote interprofessional collaboration and patient- and familycentred care.
Appendix 12. Further reading on collaboration between critical care professionals, patients, and families.
The CAIPE Collaborative Practice Series is an essential forum for sharing research and practice in interprofessional education. Drawing on the expertise of its editorial board, the series focuses on improving collaborative practice and, in that way, improving the quality of care and people’s experiences of it.
Written by experienced teachers, practitioners and researchers from across the health and social care professions, the books in the series are:
CAIPE (Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education) is an independent thinktank. It aims to promote and develop interprofessional education with and through its individual, corporate and student members, in collaboration with like-minded organisations in the UK and overseas, for the benefit of patients and clients.