New Grant Investigates How Teamwork Affects Care in the ICU

Understanding how interprofessional teamwork affects complex care delivery will be the focus of a new grant led by Deena Kelly Costa, PhD, RNWith nearly $800,000 in funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Dr. Costa, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) and colleagues from nursing, medicine, and sociology will examine how team structure and function can impact outcomes for patients on mechanical ventilation in four intensive care units (ICUs) in this K08 grant. Dr. Costa believes this research will provide novel insight into how best to organize ICU interprofessional teams, optimize how ICU teams work together to deliver complex care and ultimately improve outcomes for this high risk patient population.  Full story here.