Teamwork CPR

Modeling the values and competencies of effective teamwork and collaboration


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Engaging diverse groups to advance interprofessional education, practice, and research

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Disseminating knowledge, tools, and strategies to build teamwork and collaboration capacity

Recent Articles

3 Quick Icebreakers for the Virtual Interprofessional Classroom

May 20, 2020

Doing virtual icebreakers with classes working and learning about interprofessional education and practice has been a fun way to connect, learn and reduce stress. Here are three quick icebreakers you can do in a virtual classroom.  

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Moral Distress During COVID-19: Listen For It, Support Each Other

May 13, 2020

I began writing this blog some weeks back. At the time, we all were just beginning to grasp the magnitude of what we would experience with COVID-19. The stories coming from the front lines of health care were powerful and concerning. Health care workers were stepping forward in the face of huge risks: If I go to work today, will I put my family at risk? If I don’t, will I fail my patients, my team?

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Students At the Front Lines of the Pandemic – A Nurse's Perspective On Teamwork and Unity During COVID-19

May 6, 2020

Teamwork, or unity, among nurses is the basis of nurse sustainability, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic period. Having a kind and compassionate heart comes first in nursing. However, COVID-19 is escalating the fear and stress in nurses.

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Students At the Front Lines of the Pandemic – Quality, Safety and Teamwork During COVID-19

May 5, 2020

As an Infection Preventionist, I perform compliance audits and coaching for frontline teams about hand hygiene and transmission-based precautions every day. When the impact of COVID-19 hit my hospital, the Infection Prevention team took center stage as subject matter experts and guides in a chaotic new reality.

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Reflections During the Changing Times in IPE

April 28, 2020

A few weeks ago, members of the Creighton University Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) team, Joy Doll and Katie Packard presented "Prevailing in IPE during a Pandemic: Reflections from an Interprofessional Team" as part of the National Center’s Connecting at the Nexus: COVID-19 Edition webinar series.

The discussion encouraged me to reflect on what teams do have control over during what seems like uncontrollable times...

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Five Lessons on IPE During a Global Pandemic

April 27, 2020

I was getting ready to go to bed during a visit to my parents in Chattanooga, Tennessee on a Monday night. It was Spring Break and myself along with my kiddos were taking a break from our usual routine. I noticed an email from our University President. He was seeking guidance on if we should postpone or cancel a significant interprofessional event for the homeless that Creighton has hosted for 12 years due to the forming risk of COVID-19.

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Lessons on Teamwork and Collaboration from a Crisis: What have you learned that you want to take forward with you?

April 21, 2020

In October, 2019, representatives from Edson College’s undergraduate and graduate programs created an Interprofessional Guiding Coalition to broaden the impact of its interprofessional footprint in practice, education, and research. At their April 2020 meeting, members of this group reflected on what we’re learning about teamwork and IPE during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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