The Villa health media offers healthcare professionals an opportunity to collaborate with other professionals in diverse settings to care for patients. The case scenario involves a 5-year patient, Whitey, who has been admitted with pneumonia. It is the third time in six months that she has been admitted with the same presenting symptoms. The interdisciplinary team seeks to conduct further tests on the patient to access the exact cause of her condition. From the tests, it is evidenced that Whitey suffers from cystic fibrosis. The team leader, Dr. Blaccs, has provided clear obstruction regarding the suitable intervention measures. This calls for the collaboration of the team members to meet the needs of the patient and ensure optimal healthcare outcomes. The professionals’ interaction provides an example of remote collaboration (Calthorpe et al., 2019). The team members include the physician, nurse, and respiratory therapist.
Planning of patient care started with assessing the patient condition to ensure that the correct intervention strategies are applied to manage her condition. The interdisciplinary team involves the leading doctor, a nurse, and a respiratory therapist to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention strategy. The team focused on managing the patient’s condition and reducing any related complications in patient health. Relevant components in managing patient conditions include the customization of care to meet the patient’s unique conditions. Other considerations include the cost of care end expertise and competence of the healthcare team in achieving the desired outcomes.
John Hopkins Model is the most suitable for managing the current patient conditions. The healthcare team adopted the processes of the model in managing the patient’s condition and meeting the desired outcomes. It revolved around the correct identification of the patient problem, analysis, the consequent adoption of the best evidence, and translating ad personalizing the solution to Whitey’s needs. The model is suitable for managing patient conditions as it provides user-friendly tools for the management of care conditions and supports the incorporation of the latest research findings for optimal patient care. It also calls for the collaboration of various stakeholders in healthcare, including patients’ families and other care professionals, including social workers, to support the continuity of the selected care strategies.
Based on the available evidence, the healthcare team focused on optimal patient outcomes, including managing symptoms to avoid exacerbations into a lung infection. Other strategies include adequate nutrition, preventing intestinal blockage, and removing mucus in the lungs. Aerosol treatments sought to manage secretions, while intravenous options sought to prevent bacterial infections (Malpani, Hilibrand, & Grauer, 2018). Pancreatic enzymes were vital for promoting enzyme adoption to achieve the suitable nutritional levels of the patient. Factors influencing the management and outcomes of patient conditions include her age, availability of competent healthcare professionals to meet the diverse aspects of her health, and the patient environment requiring more personalized care to achieve the desired outcomes.
Managing Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Interdisciplinary collaboration is critical for the attainment of optimal patient outcomes. Collaboration is vital despite the transition into remote management of patient conditions. The adoption of the latest technologies has enabled the interdisciplinary team to share knowledge, ideas, and evidence-based practices vital for managing diverse patient conditions. Strategies necessary for fostering communication and collaboration are vital in mitigating challenges in remote management of patient conditions (Schot, Tummers, & Noordegraaf, 2019). The collaboration seeks to promote respect to the patient and other critical stakeholders in delivering care. This is vital for achieving optimal patient values and desired organizational outcomes.
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