Registered Nurses And Members Of Various Professions Exchange Knowledge

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Registered nurses and members of various professions exchange knowledge and ideas about how to deliver high quality health care, resulting in overlaps and constantly changing professional practice boundaries. This inter-professional team collaboration involves recognition of the expertise of others within and outside one’s profession and referral to those providers when appropriate. (American Nurses Association, 2010, p. 33)
As a part of an inter-professional healthcare team, the educational journal of a registered nurse must include inter-professional collaboration. According to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (2010), the practice and advancement of the nursing profession must keep pace with the changing
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as a provider of continuing nursing education. The speaker, Dr. Andrea Brennan, OTR/L, CLT-LANA, WCC, is a national expert in this field.
Dr. Brennan was discussing the rehabilitation approach to manage edema and lymphedema. Attendees included occupational therapists, physical therapists, certified occupational therapist assistants, licensed physical therapy assistants, registered nurses and advanced practice nurses. Additionally, there was a physician assistant, an acupuncturist and a podiatrist present. Some of the names and titles of the participants include:
Bethzaida Perez-Kyles, RN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Theresa M Lee, RN, Family Nurse Practitioner
Jamie Young, RN, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Alicia Berry, RN, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Karen Corr, RN, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Mara Fusfield, RN, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Cathy Joseph, OTR/L
Donna Hannah, OTR/L, Certified Lymphedema Therapist-Lymphology Association of North America
Lorete Feka, PT, Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Miranda R. Taylor, EAMP, L.Ac, M.T.C.M. The mode of presentation Dr. Brennan used was deductive reasoning. The agenda was organized from the most general concepts and then proceeded to most specific concept. Initially, there was a review of the cardiovascular system and the lymphovascular system. It was at this point where there exists the
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