Creating An Interprofessional Team ( Ipt )

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The final course project was creating an interprofessional team (IPT), function as a leader and take part in the stages of group development, setting of the team roles and goals, identifying communication patterns, and team analysis to discuss an issue at the microsystem level at our facility. The issue that is being addressed is post-transplant steroid associated hyperglycemia. For patients that have new onset diabetes after transplant (NODAT) whether immediately post-operative period or during a rejection episode is an issue that needs attention. The patient has a poor understanding of the blood sugar monitoring, insulin administering, and dieting. A date, time, and location was secured that was conducive to the team members schedule. …show more content…

Fresh kidney transplant patients will be tapered from steroids over four months, however they will always take a small dose of steroids. Both types of patients will receive one gram of steroids on two separate days. Now, those patients that are admitted for steroid recycle due to rejection will receive one gram of steroids for one day. Then, the steroids will be tapered for a week via intravenously until the oral form of prednisone can be started. And then, the taper starts as listed above for each organ. Even though this regimen starts in the hospital, it will extend over to the outpatient clinic.
The participants of the IPT were chosen for their expertise, years of experience, certification, and passion for the patient-centered challenge. All the participants work in transplant administration. None of these individuals divide their time between the hospital and transplant administration. Too, they only see transplant patients in the in-patient and out-patient setting. The IPT members are as follows with their credentials, education, experience, expertise: PA-C, MPAS, Transplant Physician Extender, 10 ½ years as a physician assistant, 8 years as a transplant physician assistant; one transplant coordinator, RN, CCTN, 7 ½ years as a nurse, 2 years as a transplant coordinator, 3 years as a certified transplant nurse; MS, RDN, LD, CNSC, Transplant Nutrition Specialist, Nutritionist, 24 years as a dietician, 13 years as certified nutrition support clinician,

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