Course Format: 
Asynchronous (Self-Paced)
Course Target audience: 
Interprofessional team
Course Description: 

Cost: $75.00

Patients with multiple conditions rely on health care professionals from a variety of disciplines. This is often the case with elderly patients. Studies show that complex patients manage better when their doctors, nurses, gerontologists, pharmacists--every health professional involved in their care (including the patient!)--work together as a team to develop a smart plan of care. The goal of the GITT Program is to help promote the development of effective patient management across multiple disciplines.

The GITT Kit Includes the following:

1. GITT Implementation Manual (3rd edition): The six chapters of this manual provide an overview of the GITT program including advice from interdisciplinary team experts on how to develop an action plan to adopt GITT at your institution, structure the clinical and didactic components of an interdisciplinary program and how to evaluate GITT at your institution.

2. GITT Curriculum Guide (2nd edition): Each of the following 6 topics included in this curriculum guide provide an overview of the topic with learning objectives for trainees: 1. Teams and Team Work, 2) Team Member Roles and Responsibilities, 3) Team Communication and Conflict Resolution, 4) Care Planning Process, 5) Multiculturalism and 6) Ethics and Teams.

3. Videos: These videos portray four simulated team meetings. The scripts were written to demonstrate the following seven categories of behaviors: conflict, conflict management, teaching/learning, leadership styles, meeting behavior, meeting skills, and willingness to recognize other professional roles.

Access the kit on the HIGN e-learning center.

Author: Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing,