The Interprofessional Education Committee at Touro University California is seeking to provide comprehensive professional learning experiences and resources to support you to develop competencies that will support you when working in a team with healthcare and other professionals.

In an effort to provide you with those experiences and resources we would appreciate if you take a few moments to complete this short survey about your professional development and experiences working in professional teams.

Your responses will be held in confidence and will be used solely for the purpose of guiding development of learning opportunities and tracking our progress towards meeting our learning goals for participants. By completing the survey you indicate that we have permission to use your data for this purpose.

This survey should not take more than 10 minutes to complete.

EDUCATION STUDENTS: We realize that this survey appears to have a more health-related focus, however, as educators we often need to work with a students' health professionals to provide the best and most inclusive learning environment possible for a student. Please use your best judgement to adapt the question content to your field.

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* 1. Did you have healthcare work experience prior to entering your program (e.g. as a pharmacy technician)?

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* 2. Please indicate which program you are in (mark 2 boxes if you are in a dual program)

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* 3. Please indicate what year of the program you are in:

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* 4. How familiar are you with working as part of an interprofessional team?

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* 5. How familiar are you with training as part of an interprofessional team?

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* 6. In less than a few days, you will be participating in an interprofessional training opportunity.

  STRONGLY DISAGREE DISAGREE NEUTRAL AGREE STRONGLY AGREE
I am looking forward to the interprofessional team communication training.

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* 7. Students experience varying benefits from working with students with other professions. Please answer each of the following questions with regard to how you benefit from working with other health and education students.

  STRONGLY DISAGREE DISAGREE NEUTRAL AGREE STRONGLY AGREE
Learning with other students helps me become a more effective member of a team.
Those I am caring for ultimately benefit if interprofessional students learn together to solve problems.
Shared learning with other students increases my ability to understand clinical (health and education) problems.
Interprofessional team training exercises increases my ability to understand clinical (health and education) problems.

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* 8. Sometimes we learn more quickly or perform better doing tasks we enjoy, while at other times we may enjoy something that we don't easily learn or necessarily perform well at. For each of the following 5 questions, please answer with regard to both how much you enjoy something and with regard to how well you tend to learn and perform.

  STRONGLY DISAGREE DISAGREE NEUTRAL AGREE STRONGLY AGREE
I enjoy learning in team based activities.
I perform well in team based activities.
I enjoy learning in simulated environments.
I perform well in a simulated environment.
I enjoy learning opportunities that bring together students from other professions.
I perform well in settings that bring together students from other professions.

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* 9. Learning can take place in many environments. Some are more suited to your learning style than are others. Please answer each of the following with regard to what works best for you.

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Learning in small groups is a good use of training time.
Learning with other students is a good use of training time.
Learning in simulated team exercises is a good use of training time.

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* 10. We all have skills we're great at, and other skills where we could use some assistance. For the following questions, answer with regard to your level of confidence.

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I can work effectively in teams.
I can contribute valuable insight to teams.
I can easily facilitate communication between team members.
I am not effective at delegating responsibility for tasks.
I can effectively coordinate tasks and activities of a team.
I am able to resolve conflicts between individuals effectively.
I do not feel that I can take on a leadership role in a team and be effective.
Integrating information and suggestions into a plan is something I am not very good at.

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* 11. Team Structure

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It is important to ask patients and their families for feedback regarding care.
Patients/K-12 Students are a critical component of the care team.
This facility’s administration influences the success of direct care teams.
A team's mission is of greater value than the goals of individual team members.
Effective team members can anticipate the needs of other team members.
High-performing teams in health/education share common characteristics with high-performing teams in other industries.

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* 12. Leadership

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It is important for leaders to share information with team members.
Leaders should create informal opportunities for team members to share information.
Effective leaders view honest mistakes as meaningful learning opportunities.
It is a leader's responsibility to model appropriate team behavior.
It is important for leaders to take time to discuss with their team members plans for each patient.
Team leaders should ensure that team members help each other out when necessary.

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* 13. Situation Monitoring

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Individuals can be taught how to scan the environment for important situational cues.
Monitoring patients provides an important contribution to effective team performance.
Even individuals who are not part of the direct care team should be encouraged to scan for and report changes in patient status.
It is important to monitor the emotional and physical status of other team members.
It is appropriate for one team member to offer assistance to another who may be too tired or stressed to perform a task.
Team members who monitor their emotional and physical status on the job are more effective.

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* 14. Mutual Support

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To be effective, team members should understand the work of their fellow team members.
Asking for assistance from a team member is a sign that an individual does not know how to do his/her job effectively.
Providing assistance to team members is a sign that an individual does not have enough work to do.
Offering to help a fellow team member with his/her individual work tasks is an effective tool for improving team performance.
It is appropriate to continue to assert a patient safety concern until you are certain that it has been heard.
Personal conflicts between team members do not affect patient/k-12 student safety.

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* 15. Communication

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Teams that do not communicate effectively, significantly increase their risk of committing errors.
Poor communication is the most common cause of reported errors.
Adverse events may be reduced by maintaining an information exchange with patients and their families.
I prefer to work with team members who ask questions about information I provide.
It is important to have a standardized method for sharing information when handing off patients.
It is nearly impossible to train individuals how to be better communicators.

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* 16. Essential Practice Characteristics

For each of the following please state whether the issue is essential to interprofessi onal practice or is not essential to interprofessional practice.

  ESSENTIAL NOT ESSENTIAL DON'T KNOW
Collaboration.
Working together to solve patients’ problems
Reducing errors
Improving quality of care
Anticipating the needs of other team members
Situation monitoring
Patient advocacy
Standardizing handoffs
Asking for assistance when needed
Expressing concerns about safety

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* 17. EXPECTATIONS: What is the most important learning experience you expect to take away from the interprofessional training? Or other comments on interprofessional training?


Thank you for your participation!

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