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Improving Collaborative Work between Gastroenterology Ward and Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation Service

Iva Ričko orcid id ; Emergency Department, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, United Kingdom

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str. 157-168

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Introduction. The need for developing this project was identified while working with multidisciplinary team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in England, where it was apparent that healthcare professionals faced issues of providing continuous rehabilitation before and after discharging patients with drug and alcohol addiction from hospital.

Aim. To ensure that all team members on Gastroenterology Ward – occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses and therapy assistants – are competent to refer patients into the Community Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre – Integrating Recovery in Service (IRIS); therefore improving collaboration with IRIS.

Methods. An initial study was conducted at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in England, between October and December 2017, while the evaluation study was conducted in the period between February and March 2017, on a sample of 20 respondents. The data was collected by means of a questionnaire which was created for the purposes of this study.

Results. After the analysis of the evaluation study results, 85% of the respondents considered that communication between the services improved, while 65% of the respondents attended the workshops and trainings organised by IRIS. Statistical significance (p <0.05) was not observed in referring patients to IRIS (p = 0.055), this could be due to a small sample of respondents.

Conclusion. Team integration is key to implementing collaborative guidelines. The implementation of changes was based on increase in communication, organising trainings and further education, and referring patients to IRIS. Improvement in all categories greatly contributed to the increase in the competences of team members on the ward.

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leadership, physiotherapy, gastroenterology ward, drug and alcohol community services

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