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The WHO expert group in Geneva has discussed the concept of interprofessional education as early as 1973. Several decades later the WHO published the Framework for Action and Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice in 2010.1 The key messages of the framework are that interprofessional training is necessary to have a collaborative practice-ready workforce, and that this training strengthens health systems and improves health outcomes. A key component of interprofessional training is communication education around patient handoffs. A handoff is the process of transferring patients and their healthcare information from one team of caregivers to another. There is clearly a causal relationship between effective handoffs and patient outcomes, such as adverse events.2 3 To that end, acutely ill patients rapidly transition through the healthcare system and are cared for by multiple teams of providers in a very short time period. The ability of these teams to effectively deliver interprofessional care and safely perform patient handoffs is paramount for good outcomes.
Why an acute care conference
We sought to develop an interprofessional conference where providers could follow a patient from first contact with healthcare professionals …
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